A member of our team is planning to raise money by running in the London Marathon next year. Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services were lucky enough to win a place via the charity ballot and set out to find the right person to represent them. They didn’t have to look far. One of our Specialist Support Workers, Beverley Flavell, has run several half marathon’s and had always wanted to run in the London Marathon.
Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services will be presenting this training day on 11th June 2019 for staff and volunteers from statutory and third sector organisations.
The aim of the day is to increase the skills, knowledge and confidence of staff and volunteers supporting people who have experienced sexual violence in Devon.
The cost of the day, including all refreshments, is £95 per person.
A £15 per person discount is available for third & voluntary sector organisations, making it only £80 per person.
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Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services presents a free public event: Jen Smith poses the question A CRISIS WITH CONSENT?
Thursday 4th May, 6.30pm-8.30pm 2017
Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David’s Hill, Exeter
The event will consist of a short presentation followed by questions and discussion. We welcome everyone who is interested in safe and adult engagement.
Jen Smith is an MA student at the University of Exeter focusing on the social and structural foundations of sexual violence.
Alongside her studies she has also been working closely with Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services, Devon and Cornwall Police Communications unit and the University Guild.
In doing so, she has strived to connect the theoretical issues raised in her research to the practical issues.
Whilst the event is free, we do suggest a donation of £5 on the door.
Left-wing, highbrow, feminist, atheist, comedian Kate Smurthwaite finally takes on the issue right at the heart of women's rights: men. And she's taken "getting inside the subject" to a new level - performing the whole show in drag as her male alter-ego Milo Standards!
The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter
Sunday 14th May
Show starts at 7.30pm
Followed by Q&A
Tickets cost £12 / £10
It is truly amazing to consider, but DRCSAS celebrated its 5th birthday as a specialist agency last week.
Volunteers, staff, trustees and patrons came together to celebrate the achievements of our first five years together.
There was an incredible atmosphere, as you’d expect from an organisation full of committed women; a real pride in the organisation we have built together and the quality and effectiveness of the service we provide.
Music was provided by Emily Jukes-Roblyn, cookery by the Exeter cookery school and the auctioneer for the evening, presiding over some very generous donations, was our patron Anna Walker MBE.
Special thanks to Stephens Scown LLP whose donation paid for the buffet.
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Thursday 1st December 6.30pm – 9pm at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG. All welcome.
This is a Free event however you will need to book your ticket through Eventbrite: https://lets-talk-about-sexual-abuse.eventbrite.com
Come along and meet Dr Nina Burrowes a psychologist who helps people understand the psychology of sexual abuse - why it happens, what the impact is, and how we can reduce the prevalence. Nina is the author of 'The courage to be me' an illustrated book about life after abuse. On the evening there will be opportunity to ask your questions directly or submit them anonymously in a relaxed atmosphere.
We have 3 events within the 16 days please see below:
Sex and Intimacy after Sexual Abuse – a training day for Counsellors, Therapists & Practitioners
A training day with Dr Nina Burrowes for counsellors, psychotherapists, practitioners, workers and volunteers from statutory and third sector organisations who support people who have experienced sexual violence.
Creativity Day – part of Exeter Reclaim the Night – Saturday 3rd December 10am – 2pm Exeter Phoenix.
Join us for this FREE drop in event and help prepare for Reclaim the Night – we will be making placards, decorating T-shirts, lanterns and creating a large community banner.
Also there will be a story teller and the opportunity to volunteer as a marshal for the evening event and help raise awareness of violence towards women and girls. All welcome and family friendly.
Exeter Reclaim the Night – Thursday 8th December 6pm at St Sidwell Community Centre Exeter
For a 6.30pm march through the streets and returning to St Sidwells for refreshments, speakers and entertainment. Bring your voices, banners, family and friends – All Welcome. FREE event.
Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services, Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) and Local Feminist groups have joined forces again to make this year another large, visible protest about sexual violence.
Thanks to Julien Parrott and Sue Powell for their generous donation of £500 to support one of our volunteers in their work for a year.
Julien is a Torbay councillor holding the portfolio for Adult and Children’s Safeguarding and has a keen interest in the gendered nature of sexual violence and the work of our organisation.
We are moved, once again by the thoughtfulness and commitment of individuals in Devon.
"I think EMDR has allowed me to process things far more than I was expecting, it was more effective than I was anticipating and I was surprised at how much different I felt after having it."
"DRCSAS has made a massive difference, I feel I have found myself – no longer just focused on what happened to me. I deal with things so much better and have a positive outlook on life that wouldn't have happened without DRCSAS."
"I feel positive about the future, being able to control my thoughts and emotions rather than them controlling me. I was sceptical at first wondering if it would work but I am amazed at the results. Would definitely recommend to anyone"