CLINICAL CARE FOR SURVIVORS OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

AUTHOR: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

LAST UPDATED: 2017

TYPE OF TOOL: Knowledge Platform

KEYWORDS: conflict sensitivity, International Rescue Committee (IRC), knowledge platform, risk reduction

FORMAT: Website with various downloadable documents and training courses

LANGUAGES: English, some documents available in French and Arabic

WEB LINK:

http://www.rescue.org (IRC)

http://ccsas.iawg.net (tool)

ABOUT THE TOOL: “The goal of this multimedia educational program is to improve clinical care for and general treatment of sexual assault survivors by providing medical instruction and encouraging competent, compassionate, confidential care. The training is not meant to teach basic medical information; it is a skills based training designed to help medical professionals and clinic staff better communicate with and serve survivors of sexual assault.

The CCSAS multimedia tool has been used in many countries all over the world, by (I)NGOs and government institutions and in conflict as well as post conflict settings.

Based on experiences, feed-back from partners and newest research, the facilitator’s guides were updated and revised and the CCSAS psychosocial tool kit was added in early 2014. Furthermore we are working on the Arabic version which will be available by the end of 2014.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: “The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.”

INTENDED USER: Field-based practitioners