Alongside? Exploring tools to support women in the sex industry

An interactive session exploring engaging with women in various contexts & how we can support women to make the change they are looking for.

About this event

Our examples will be from women selling sex on the street/massage parlours/brothels, but are also applicable for women experiencing multiple disadvantage (Domestic abuse/sexual violence/stalking/ harassment)

By the end of the session learners will have:

  • Explored the idea of ‘rescue’ and how it can play out with women and in teams
  • Explored empowerment and the idea of creating ‘space for action’ with women
  • Had an introduction to the ‘cycle of change’ as a tool for hearing where women might be in terms of their readiness for change (especially useful for outreach on the streets/massage parlors and 1-1’s)
  • Explored what our role as workers ‘alongside’ might entail
  • Role played/practiced in small breakout rooms with professionals from a range of backgrounds, learning from each other as we have a go.
  • Answered ‘what do I say?!’ and had a go at using the ‘OARS’ model; a structure for conversations with women that enables change at her pace
  • Role played/practiced in small breakout rooms with professionals from a range of backgrounds, learning from each other as we have a go.

So what?

  • Evaluated your learning
  • Considered your next steps and how you can apply in your context.

This course focuses on Motivational Interviewing Tools– Cycle of Change, DARNC and OARS model and have been applied to supporting women in the sex industry.

This course is for any professionals; new workers or those who want to refresh or increase skills in working alongside women, improving your sustainability as a worker.

Max number of participants – we purposely keep these sessions limited to 12 in order to keep it interactive as learners bring a wealth of experience. Therefore, places are limited to 2 people per organisation.

Zoom will open at 9:45 to allow a settling in time for a prompt start at 10.

This course is delivered by a specialist frontline practitioner with substantial experience of working directly with women, as well as an in-depth understanding of policy, service creation and national context. The content is shaped by 20 years of practice and our continual bias of learning from women with Lived Experience.

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Date

Oct 13 2022

Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

£55.00

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