2014 Education and Training: Training of Trainers
The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is currently developing a Training of Trainers’ Core Elements of Advocacy Curriculum for victim service organizations. The 40 hour curriculum will include education and training on both domestic and sexual violence. UDVC is utilizing both national technical assistance and local expertise to support the development of the curriculum.
The curriculum is being developed to meet the ongoing and evolving needs of our member programs and communities in Utah. The majority of the non-profit victim service providers in Utah are dual agencies, meaning these programs serve both victims of domestic and sexual violence. In addition, the use of sexual violence in the context of intimate partner relationships is extremely prevalent and must not be ignored. According to the 2010 Centers for Disease Control National Intimate Partners Victimization Survey, nearly 1 in 10 women in the United States (9.4%) has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime, and an estimated 16.9% of women and 8.0% of men have experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.
The purpose of this Training of Trainers(TOT) curriculum is to support a sustainable advocacy response in all corners of our state centered on victim safety, accessibility to services, and empowerment.
The TOT provides a comprehensive program designed to train participants in the skills necessary to delivery high-quality interactive training sessions by victim services organizations for their own staff and the communities. The training material is a core curriculum that can be adapted by programs to meet their specific community’s needs.
The TOT will include an overview of the training material, techniques, and activities as well as a session on successful facilitation and organization.