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Humanitrain / Modules

Security Management

If you are interested in security management training please contact Catherine directly for a learning needs assessment and menu of available options.

Training is done through field simulations, theory and practical exercises. One, two or three or four-day specialist course with a combination of the following, according to specific needs.

  • Security – prevention and planning, establishment and maintenance of a safe environment
  • Context analysis
  • Threat analysis
  • Networking and handling perceptions
  • Conflict management/resolution, handling potentially violent interpersonal confrontation
  • Negotiation
  • Incident and kidnapping survival and hibernation
  • Crisis management
  • Communication
  • Evacuation
  • Sexual aggression
  • Mob violence
  • Mine and unexploded ordnance awareness

Sexual Aggression Management Training

Introduction and approach

This one, two or three-day course addresses the problem of sexual aggression in the humanitarian and development sectors. It is designed for all levels of organisations, from the field to regional and headquarters offices.

Humanitrain recognises that vulnerability exists across diverse and non-diverse profiles and as such approaches the issue from a Human Rights perspective, not only addressing sexual aggression as the gendered crime that it is.

While Humanitrain fully supports the mitigation of all sexual aggression related threats, it provides a holistic approach that does not advocate risk management solely by restricting and controlling (mainly women’s) behaviour.  Instead, the courses explore factors that enable and facilitate sexual aggression perpetration on a regional, national, organisational and team level, looking at how this can be tackled effectively.


The methodology is fully interactive, empowering, and participatory. It enables all participants to establish and practice risk management skills that reduce risk. These skills can be used at any organisational level. Role plays are used especially for ‘Focal Point’ training (three-day course).

Course Content

By focusing on perpetrators, creating awareness on who perpetrators may be, what motivates them as known and unknowns, by reducing perpetrators’  opportunities to perpetrate, by training all staff as ‘Upstanders’ (empowered bystander intervention) and by working at all levels from policy to zero-tolerance on any level of perpetration, an impact can be made. This course will achieve that.

The Sexual Aggression Management Training includes practical definitions of the threat of sexual aggression as a spectrum – sexual harassment to sexual violence. The course explores the impact of sexual harassment on psychological welfare of staff, including on performance. It addresses potential responses by exercises on ‘Response and Consequence’.

Technical clarification on; legal issues such as consent, physiological responses to attack such as the amygdala hijack, first aid, medical intervention including post-exposure prophylaxis, forensic, judicial process and psychological first aid/care including response to critical incident stress, (defusing-peer support), post-traumatic stress disorder and reporting are also covered in a bespoke and field focused manner.

One or Two-day Field First Aid Trauma Course

This tried and tested course has been successfully delivered as a stand-alone and integrated into Hostile Environment Awareness Training (for the Department for International Development CHASE Operations Team) and Personal Security Training in; in the USA, Central America (Guatemala) Europe including the UK, France, Switzerland, plus the Middle East (Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Gaza, West Bank, Turkey, Jordan), Asia (Afghanistan, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Nepal) and Africa (South Sudan, Tunisia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, DRC, Ghana and Nigeria) for clients that include the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, major INGOs, IOs and the United Nations.

First aid training is one of the most effective methods of reducing impact from deliberate attack and accidents. This one or two-day intensive training will enable staff to assess the scene of an incident for danger, to make decisions on the safety of intervention, assessing the mechanism of injury by the ‘Rule of Assumption’, and start basic but potentially life-saving treatment.

Participants will be able to treat penetrating trauma; gunshot wounds in the chest and extremities, shrapnel and blast injuries, stabbing as well as blunt trauma, fractures, head injuries, plus burns and all in the context of a road accident and/or conflict/crime related situations. It allows participants to learn communication methods and to stabilise casualties in urban and rural situations as well as planning medical evacuation. All this while keeping themselves and their casualties safe.

The course is very interactive, high-energy, fun and practical. It reflects the realities in the field (as proven statistically) and provides feasible, innovative and up-to-the-minute skills and equipment.

Teams can be trained on the Humanitrain trauma Kit (as used in Iraq, Ukraine and other high-risk environments). All field courses are bespoke.

Certified courses are also available (Emergency First Response) on request.

For details on learning objectives and a list of skills and competencies, please don’t hesitate to contact Catherine Deseure Plumridge.


  • Enhancing resilience among aid workers
  • Health and wellness promotion
    • Basics in tropical disease management
    • Health risks in all environments from high altitude to remote locations
    • Self-care
  • Organisational stress prevention
  • Psychological vulnerabilities and risks for humanitarian workers
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Critical incident stress management (CISM) Debriefing, Peer support, first forty-eight hours
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