Our Training Worker and Outreach Workers strive to provide sessions within schools and the wider community. The importance of this work cannot be over emphasised. Our awareness raising work is unfortunately curtailed by funding issues.
The training that we provide looks at domestic abuse as an issue, the behaviour involved and it's impact on the women and children that are affected by it. Training sessions can include powerpoint presentation, interactive exercises, discussion and use of Women's Aid dvd's. Glasgow Women's Aid have provided training to the police, social workers, health workers, voluntary organisations and community groups. We are also asked to give our input at conferences and seminars.
Our Outreach Workers can be asked to carry out awareness raising work with schools, generally secondary schools. Some schools now include Domestic Abuse as a part of their Personal and Social Development curriculum. We welcome this as it means that young people are discussing and exploring the issue in a supportive environment. Outreach Workers are available to speak with and carry out interactive work with both the young people and their teachers.
Glasgow Women's Aid can provide training/information sessions to statutory and voluntary organisations and community groups. Training can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of organisations and agencies. Please contact Susan Jack for further details on 0141 553 2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org