ADP 3: Supporting Older People
This 2-day elective has been written specifically for all ISVA’s acknowledging that working with Older People will be a feature of their support work. The experience of Older People who have experienced sexual violence will be exacerbated by social, cultural and physical issues which may not directly relate to all victims and therefore requires a tailored response. This course recognises the need to develop different processes, skills and competencies in supporting this client group, effectively and safely.
The programme was written in collaboration with Age UK and SafeLives to ensure that delegates come away from the training with both practical and theoretical knowledge to help engage older people affected by Sexual Violence. It is important to acknowledge the different knowledge and skills to support Older People through the Criminal Justice System, access to medical, social and cultural support. This course is designed to help ISVAs develop the skills necessary to support this client group.
The elective units:
- Unit 1: Understanding the impact of sexual violence and age related consequences
- Unit 2: Developing tailored support for Older People
The Advanced Development Programme is only available to ISVAs who have successfully completed an accredited professional ISVA course i.e. the ISVA Development Programme or equivalent. ISVAs who have not yet completed (or have only partially completed) an accredited professional ISVA course will not be accepted on to the ADP, regardless of how many years they have been practicing as an ISVA.
We will accept bookings from ISVA’s who are currently undertaking the ISVA Development Programme, as long as they are due to have completed training before the course begins. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees.
The Advanced Development Programme starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training. Assessments are usually held at the end of the day, so it is requested that ISVAs do not make arrangements to leave the training early unless there are exceptional circumstances that are agreed with the trainers beforehand.
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