Sexual Violence Training for Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals

Saffron Centre offers adult-oriented training to help our communities understand consent, cyber safety, sexual harassment, disclosures of sexual violence, and more. Our training programs are designed to help parents, caregivers, and professionals of any industry create safer communities.

Designed to help parents and caregivers connect with the youth and children in their lives and grow together.

Price: $199

How do I keep my kids safe online? What is For Your Eyes Only? How do I make sure my child’s location settings aren’t on?
This training is designed for caregivers to learn about the fast-changing world of online safety and its potential dangers. We cover safety tips for current social media platforms and gaming sites, including TikTok, Snapchat, and Discord. We also deep dive with parents into the world of online sexual exploitation, providing communication and prevention strategies to encourage safety wherever possible.

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This training provides parents with strategies for communicating with children and youth at different developmental stages to encourage healthy relationships and build on trust and open communication, especially surrounding difficult topics like shame, rejection, and conflict. In the context of sexual violence prevention, we train adults to discuss cycles of abuse in relationships, accessing pornography, consent, and boundaries with youth. Our goal is to help every caregiver act as a trusted adult for the children and youth in their lives.

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Designed for professionals and businesses looking to sharpen their skills.

Price: $199
Non-Profit Price: $149

Trauma-Informed Communities Training discusses the importance of recognizing our own value systems and biases to provide trauma-informed compassion to others. The training covers additional supports and resources for those who have been impacted by sexual violence. Throughout the presentation, we emphasize the importance of practicing self-care when providing trauma-informed care to others.

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Ideal for educators and professional caregivers of youth, this training identifies potential signs and symptoms of distress in youth and provides strategies to approach the conversation in a non-judgmental way. For those who are approached by the youth, we train active listening skills and appropriate versus inappropriate responses.

There are circumstances where adults have an obligation by law in Alberta to report children at risk. This training covers that obligation in detail and includes relevant reporting information, how to resource a young person looking for support, and self-care skills for the adult who received the disclosure.

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Half-day trainings are designed for professionals looking to grow their understanding of sexual violence prevention and intervention.

Price: $599
Non-Profit Price: $449

In this half-day workshop, we define trauma (specifically sexual violence trauma) and discuss the importance of following the principles of trauma informed care.

With that foundation, we move into recognizing when someone may need help, and how to approach that conversation. We discuss active listening techniques and what is and is not appropriate to say when receiving a disclosure. Certain legal responsibilities regarding receiving a disclosure are covered.

We finish with discussing after-care and self-care techniques that can be shared with the person disclosing or practiced by those who help people who have experienced trauma.

This workshop will include interactive components on trauma-informed situations and disclosure training scenarios that will be discussed as a group.

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In this half-day workshop, we start by providing parents and caregivers with basic information about safe screen time, social media platforms, and video games. We also discuss adult content that can be found online and how to talk to youth about it.

Then, we will learn about the reality of online exploitation, what to do when we encounter it and how we can help support youth experiencing it. Lastly, we define and explain digital literacy, and discuss how teaching youth to think critically about what they see online will give them the skills to understand how to stay safe on the internet.

This workshop includes a number of interactive sections on how to respond to a child who may be experiencing exploitation, and a scenario to test your digital literacy skills!

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FAQ for Adult Trainings

Presenters will need access to a screen with working audio and Wi-fi access. Typically, they will bring a USB memory stick with the PowerPoints loaded and plug it into one of the booking organization’s computers. However, upon request, presenters can bring their own laptop and HDMI cord. They will still need access to a screen and/or projector.

Saffron does offer virtual presentations! We ask that the booking organization set up the virtual meeting link on a platform such as Zoom, Google Meets, or Microsoft Teams and share the invite with our educator(s) prior to the presentation start time. If you wish to offer a hybrid presentation with both in-person and virtual options, please be aware that it is the booking organization’s responsibility to figure out, set up, and run the technology required to facilitate the event. Our educators will come to your venue and present to both a live and virtual audience, but they are not responsible for the technical component of such an event.

During our busiest months (September – May), we can travel up to 100 km from our office in Sherwood Park. If you are located outside of this range, we can offer virtual trainings. During the summer (June – August), we may be able to travel up to 200 km, although this is dependent on demand and availability.

To cancel a presentation or training, simply phone Saffron at 780-449-0900 or email As per your signed contract, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is requested to cancel a presentation or training. There is a late cancellation fee of $50 however this may be waived for inclement weather or exceptional circumstances.

To secure your booking, Saffron will send a contract complete with a quote for the presentation/training and mileage. A signed copy returned to Saffron is required to finish the booking process. Invoices are sent out after the training. For organizations with multiple bookings, invoices are sent out after the first presentation is delivered. Payment is due within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Organizations can pay with a variety of methods, including cheque, credit card, e-transfer, or EFT.

Training Pricing

Saffron Centre offers discounted pricing for non-profit organizations.

Caregiver Training $199.00

1-Hour Training $199.00

Half-Day Training $599.00

If our team is required to travel to your location, there will be an additional mileage charge at a rate of $0.55/km outside of Sherwood Park.

Saffron Centre Training Booking Request

Please note that submitting this form does not guarantee a booking. Bookings are only confirmed once a signed contract has been returned to Saffron.

Upon submission of this form, you can expect to hear back from our Traning team within 7 business days. 

Monday 9:00am 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am 9:00pm Wednesday 9:00am 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Christmas Holiday Closure

Saffron Centre will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st and will reopen on January 2nd. Voicemails and emails will not be monitored during this time. For immediate support, call the Edmonton Distress line at 780-482-4357 or the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre 24-Hour Help line at 1-866-956-1099.

From all of us at Saffron Centre, we wish you a peaceful holiday season and many blessings in the New Year.