IDAS are delighted to announce that we have secured much needed funding from the Ministry of Justice to deliver trauma-informed training to ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advocates) and service managers across the North of England. This training will equip frontline workers with the tools to recognise and respond to trauma in survivors of sexual violence to and will provide managers with best practice for embedding trauma-informed working across their teams.
IDAS has recently formed the Northern Training Consortium (NTC) along with well-respected northern organisations My Sister’s Place, Leeds Women’s Aid, The Pankhurst Trust, The Halo Project and Wearside Women in Need. The Consortium will jointly create this training project to train 400 ISVAs and 60 Managers throughout the life of the project.
IDAS Training Manager, Kerry Griffiths-Mullens welcomes the news:
“Violence against women and girls is especially prevalent in the north of England, and this combined with large areas of deprivation and economic decline can create additional challenges for survivors of abuse. The experience of sexual violence can be hugely traumatic for survivors, and it is crucially important that professionals are able to respond to the impacts of trauma symptoms in order to effectively support people and help them to move forward safely with their lives. IDAS looks forward to delivering this much-needed training to workers across the north, and we are thrilled to be doing this in partnership with our sister organisations.”Kerry Griffiths-Mullens, IDAS Training Manager
We will be communicating regular updates as training plans are finalised.