Professional Disability Awareness Training (PDAT) – for experienced sex workers only
Our next PDAT workshop due be held in Sydney on 15th April 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you would like to go on our list of sex workers wanting to be notified of future PDAT workshops after the COVID-19 social distancing protocols are lifted – please send us an email to [email protected]
This training programme is reserved for sex workers 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.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than two weeks before the training day you will receive 100% refund. Cancellations received after this time will receive 50% refund. There is no refund available for non-attendance or cancellation on the actual day of training. Touching Base Inc reserves the right to cancel a workshop and in this case a full refund will be provided. Touching Base Inc is not responsible for any costs incurred by participants in attending our training.