Sexual violence is a complex issue with far reaching impacts on victims, their families and friends, service providers and communities. SVNB has developed a range of professional development, training and public education programs to provide professionals, service providers and community members with specialized understanding, knowledge, skills, interventions and approaches to respond effectively to sexual violence.
Training programs are intended for those who work with victims and survivors of sexual violence and work in the field of prevention and education such as police, health professionals, counsellors, teachers/guidance counsellors, intimate partner violence crisis interveners, victim services, and others. All professional development and training programs are based on current knowledge and promising practices.
5 day training on sexual assault, its causes, impacts and tools to respond effectively – includes the legal and medical aspects of sexual assault, as well as childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors.
3 day training on two sexual violence prevention toolkits developed by SVNB; how to use these toolkits in schools and in communities, and facilitation and leadership skills to deliver workshops.
5 day training designed to provide counsellors with in-depth, specialized, trauma-informed training for working with women survivors of sexual violence.
These workshops look at strategies that individuals and organizations can implement to mitigate the impacts of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.
Specialized trainings for law enforcement and crown prosecutors on trauma informed sexual assault response, investigations, and prosecutions.
3 day training for service providers in caring fields on implementing principles of trauma-informed care at all levels of the workplace, including volunteers, staff, management, and boards.