The CCSAS multimedia training tool:

The program is intended for both clinical care providers and non-clinical health facility staff. It is designed to be delivered in a group setting with facilitators guiding participants through the material and directing discussions and group participation as appropriate. It is divided into five sections:

  1. What Every Clinic Worker Needs to Know
  2. Responsibilities of Non-Medical Staff
  3. Direct Patient Care
  4. Preparing Your Clinic
  5. Forensic Examination

The first two are intended for a general (non-clinician) audience. Section 3 and Section 5 are intended for clinical care providers and contain graphic images inappropriate for untrained personnel. Section 4: Preparing Your Clinic is intended to guide participants through the process of assessing the currentsituation and developing an action plan for the improvement of services for sexual assault survivors.

Facilitator’s guide (English)
Facilitator’s guide (English)
Facilitator’s guide (french)
Guide du Facilitateur (French):
Facilitator’s guide (Arabic):
The CCSAS Psychosocial Toolkit:

The 2012 CCSAS multi country evaluation showed that further training on psychosocial care approaches was needed for health workers to provide quality support to survivors during their medical exams. This new toolkit aims to respond to these specific gaps in the CCSAS multi-media training tool. The specific training topics included in this new toolkit have been developed to accompany and complement the original CCSAS multimedia training tool. The sections are meant to:

  • Help health care providers develop the skills to confidently and competently respond to the psychosocial needs of sexual assault survivors when they seek treatment in a healthcare facility, and
  • Enable providers to establish a relationship of trust with survivors. The set up of the toolkit allows facilitators to pick and choose topics to enhance their training on psychosocial care according to the specific needs of the training participants.

Please note that this toolkit is not a training module on comprehensive case management or complete psychosocial care. Instead, it reinforces the theme of survivor-centered care, which shows compassion for survivors while giving health care providers practical tools to understand, engage, assess, and refer survivors to relevant follow up care. A new module has been created with greater detail on how clinicians can provide survivor centered-care. We recommend trainers review the material as it will help answer some of participants’ questions. It also includes a section on self-care for providers dealing with the stress of working with survivors. This updated facilitators’ guide will refer to this new module where relevant throughout the training. However, the module is not part of the DVD.

Evaluating effectiveness of the Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Multimedia training tool in Humanitarian Settings: A multi-country evaluation of the CCSAS tool was carried out in 2012. The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the CCSAS tool in diverse humanitarian settings worldwide. The CCSAS multimedia training tool demonstrated effectiveness in promoting compassion and competence among HCPs and improving quality of clinical care for sexual assault survivors in diverse humanitarian settings worldwide. The evaluation revealed limitations in the capacity of HCPs and quality of care for sexual assault survivors in low-resource settings. Aspects of the training that were more effective included respecting survivors’ universal rights, obtaining informed consent, conducting a medical history, performing a physical exam, and preparing the health facility, while training components focusing on beliefs about sexual assault, treatment and disease prevention, care for child survivors, and care for male survivors need to be improved. Finally, on-going technical support, long-term behavior change interventions, supply chain management, monitoring and evaluation, and interventions to raise awareness and identify survivors of sexual assault are needed in addition to the training to ensure quality clinical care is delivered to sexual assault survivors.
Multi-Country Evaluation English: