Professional Disability Awareness Training (PDAT) – for experienced sex workers only
We are pleased to announce Respect Inc in Queensland has obtained a grant that will allow them to offer four PDAT workshops 2016 for sex workers working in Queensland. Although this workshop usually costs $100 – the grant money enables Respect Inc to offer Queensland sex workers the workshop for free.
The dates for the Queensland workshops and other PDATs around Australia will be announced once they have been finalised.
Next Queensland workshop will be held at the Gold Coast on 3rd June 2016 – follow this link to the flyer: http://bit.ly/1Tdxsvu
If you would like to go on our list of sex workers wanting to be notified of future PDAT workshops – please send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
This training programme is reserved for sex workers and sex industry staff only.
This respects the right of sex workers to protect their identity as they pursue their professional development in the company of their immediate peers.
To be eligible sex workers must have been providing sex services for a minimum of three (3) months.
By developing the Professional Disability Awareness Training (PDAT) programme, the Touching Base Committee pursued two of the key recommendations from our first Forum – Training and Partnership.
Although many experienced sex workers may have provided services to clients with various disability, a lack of specific awareness or training has been identified as being an issue for some people with disability and many sex workers themselves. It has also been identified that some service providers may find themselves more able to support their carers to assist clients in accessing sexual services, if there are sex workers available who have received specific training on working with clients with disability.
This training addresses several of the many barriers clients with disability, their carers and service providers may face when considering their options in accessing sexual services in NSW.
On completion of the training programme sex workers will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Touching Base Inc. Certificates are available to participants in their working and/or personal names, allowing sex workers to safeguard their anonymity.