Training & Workshops
The Survivors Trust strives towards a future in which anyone who has experienced sexual violence is able to access person-centred and trauma-informed support.
Accredited ISVA Training
We are one of only a few organisations in the UK that provides an accredited diploma qualification for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs).
The training is run over 10 days and aims to ensure our ISVA practitioners have clear knowledge and understanding of the ISVA role and develop all the skills ISVA practitioners need to meet the demands of the role.
We also offer an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Service Manager Programme.
This accredited training is specially designed for managers who run an ISVA service to help them meet demands and challenges of managing an effective ISVA service working with victims and survivors of all forms of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
Trauma-Informed Accreditation for Employers and Educators
We believe everyone should understand the impact of trauma, and how it can affect an individual across many areas of life.
This is particularly important within organisations such as schools, colleges, universities and places of work where there is a moral responsibility for the organisation to support the welfare of students and employees.
The Survivors Trust have specifically developed Trauma-Informed accreditation (TIE) to help workplaces and educational settings provide appropriate support and trauma-informed responses to disclosures of sexual violence and abuse.
This includes understanding and managing the hidden impact of undisclosed and unrecognised trauma amongst employees, volunteers, customers and clients.
Find out more about our Trauma Informed Accreditation >> (Link???)
As part of The Survivors Trust #CheckWithMeFirst campaign, we are providing trauma-informed workshops to healthcare professionals.
The workshops will be accessible to London-based NHS colleagues and will cover trauma-informed practice, the prevalence of sexual abuse and how this impacts the way that survivors access healthcare services, handling disclosures, and how to refer survivors to specialist support.
Our #CheckWithMeFirst campaign aims to bring awareness to the challenges survivors face when accessing healthcare and to promote trauma-informed care to ensure all survivors get the access to the healthcare they deserve.
For more information on this project, or to register your interest in becoming a London-based NHS #CheckWithMeFirst Champion:
We also offer a selection of one-day workshops which are appropriate for professionals, students or anyone who works directly or indirectly with victims-survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.
Our one-day workshops:
- Pre-Trial Therapy for Victims of Rape or Sexual Abuse Training
- Understanding the Impact of Sexual Violence & How to Handle Disclosure
- A Trauma Informed Approach To Working with Male Survivors of Rape & Childhood Sexual Abuse
Training Opportunities with The Survivors Trust London
Our member agencies across London offer their own range of training and learning opportunities for professionals working with survivors
- RESPOND provides trauma-informed training nationwide to individuals and families, health and social care professionals and voluntary sector organisations. Four courses are available in our Trauma Informed Approach, all of which can be adapted for more specific needs: an introduction to being trauma-informed and training for Front Line Workers; Senior Leaders and Trauma Champions.
- Into The Light offer a seminar “Supporting Others And Growing Ourselves” which provides a foundation in understanding the core issues around sexual abuse and how we can effectively support those who have suffered abuse.
- Mosac provide training for professionals to further their understanding of child sexual abuse and teach them how to work with families impacted by this experience. With 27 years of frontline experience, Mosac offer a unique learning experience to help other professionals deliver life-changing support to families that need it.
- Survivors UK provide in-house and tailored training to professionals, as well as useful resources that they can make available to their clients. Professionals working in a variety of settings come into contact with sexually violated men and may not feel properly skilled to support them.