THR provides a range of bespoke training to professionals working with sexual violence. To discuss your training needs please email us on [email protected] or call 0118 950 2835.
We have organised a training event with Christiane Sanderson on 9th March 2016 – The Body Keeps the Score: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma – if you are interested in attending please email us on [email protected] or visit the Eventbrite website to book tickets online.
Our parent organisation, The Survivors Trust, also provides a range of accredited training programmes.
If you are interested in knowing about future TST training courses, please contact Sarah at [email protected]
ISVA Practice Development Working with Male Victims
Building on its successful training for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and ISVA Service Managers, and in response to calls for more in-depth training for working with male victims, The Survivors Trust has now collaborated with leading UK experts to develop a one-day workshop specifically aimed at developing effective practice for ISVAs supporting male victims of sexual violence and abuse.
The workshop has been designed to enable ISVA practitioners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the issues male victims face in disclosing sexual trauma, seeking effective support and gaining access to justice processes.
Who is the workshop for?
- ISVA Practitioners
- Support Workers
- ISVA Service Managers
- Service Managers
Cost per delegate £200
TST Member Agency Rate £175
TBC (Rugby, Warwickshire)
Delegates will develop their knowledge of:
- Male sexual victimisation, male rape and childhood sexual abuse – age, relationships, settings
- The impact of sexual victimisation on masculinity, sexual orientation, gender stereotypes and social acceptance
- Sexual offending behaviour towards males – grooming, exploitation, revenge
- Victim to offender – challenging myths/creating understanding
- Sexual Violence and Abuse Risk and Needs Assessment
- Effective professional practice and boundaries
- Managing referrals – health, welfare, counselling
- Supporting male victims in the criminal justice system
Working with Male Victims:
Please contact Sarah at [email protected] for a booking form.
The Survivors Trust Accredited Training for ISVA Practitioners
|Session 1||Foundation Skills and Knowledge for ISVAs||TBC|
|Session 2||Planning and Protection||TBC|
|Session 3||Effective Partnerships||TBC|
|Session 4||Communication, Diversity and Equality||TBC|
|Session 5||ISVAs in Action – Court and Beyond||TBC|
The aims of the ISVA Practitioner Programme are:
- To provide high quality training specific to the role of ISVAs working with rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and childhood sexual abuse;
- To equip ISVA practitioners with the information and skills they need to work effectively for, and on behalf of their clients, and to provide a clear understanding of the role of an ISVA including partnership working and inter-agency work on sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse;
- To promote and work on the principle that this Programme is recognised nationally for practice working with sexual violence and abuse issues;
- To ensure all victims of sexual crime gain appropriate care and provision to help towards the recovery process.
£1,900 for The Survivors Trust Member Organisations.
£2,000 for Voluntary Sector Organisations.
£2,000 for Statutory Sector Sexual Violence Service.
ISVA Entry Requirements:
Participation in this course will involve use of IT and internet systems, including Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. If this will pose any difficulties, please contact Fay Maxted on 01788 550554 to discuss.
Acceptance on the ISVA Training Programme is conditional upon participants being supported to attend the course by the organisation they are employed by.
The Survivors Trust ISVA Service Manager Training Programme
The ISVA Training Programme covers the following elements:
- Understanding rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse with reference to human rights and gender based violence;
- Operational and legal requirements for delivering ISVA services;
- The roles and responsibilities of Independent Sexual Violence Advisers;
- Legal and procedural issues relating to sexual crimes;
- Risk and needs assessments;
- Multi-agency and partnership working.
£500 for The Survivors Trust Member Organisations.
£550 for Voluntary Sector Organisations.
£580 for Statutory Sector Sexual Violence Service.
Participation in this course will involve use of IT and internet systems, including Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. If this will pose any difficulties, please contact Fay Maxted on 01788 50554 to discuss.
Places are limited per course. If the course is oversubscribed, preference will be given to applicants from The Survivors Trust and Rape Crisis England and Wales member organisations who are currently working as ISVA Service Managers. The Survivors Trust reserves the right to allocate places.
Please note that it is the individual student that is registered as a learner and not the organisation.
Establishing an ISVA Service The Survivors Trust Accredited Training
Did you know ISVA Services don’t have to be government funded?
Agencies that set up ISVA Services report improved partnership working with local statutory services and increased opportunities for funding from local authorities, police and health.
Establishing an effective ISVA Service is not an easy achievement. There are many challenges to overcome and some hidden difficulties that only time and experience can reveal. This training is a must for any agency/individual wanting to develop an ISVA Service.
Providing institutional advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence is challenging and demanding – sometimes exhausting, but ultimately rewarding. ISVA service delivery demands a supportive working environment that will encourage self-reflection and self-care alongside robust safeguarding procedures and knowledge of legal processes. Recruitment and retention processes are vitally important, and sometimes performance has to be managed to ensure safe practice. Finally, the service must be able to demonstrate effective outcomes for clients and stakeholders. Partnership working is crucial – service level agreements and referral pathways are essential cornerstones for ensuring the service successfully and professionally meets the needs of victims/survivors.
New dates will be announced shortly.