Trauma Informed Training During Victims Week


National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week will be May 28 to June 3 this year. In partnership with the Department of Justice Canada, Survivors Hope will host short training sessions focused on developing a Trauma Informed Response to victims and survivors of crime.

On June 1, there will be two training events. At 10:00 am, a thirty minute coffee break learning session will take place in the HEW Building multi-purpose room in Beausejour. At 2:30 pm, the same training will be presented in the Pine Falls Hospital multi-purpose room. Refreshments will be provided.

“These events are open to everyone,” said Survivor’s Hope’s Reaching Out Program Coordinator, Stephanie Klassen. “A wide range of community members benefit from knowing more about responding to victims and survivors in a trauma-informed way.”

As many as one in three women and one in six men will be victims of sexualized violence. Klassen says this means we all know someone and we come in contact with victims of sexualized violence all the time.

“Sexualized violence can be a traumatic experience that overwhelms one’s ability to cope. We can all enhance our awareness of how to help someone who feels overwhelmed by an intimately violent experience.”

National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week happens every year near the end of May. Funding for awareness raising events and materials is provided by Department of Justice Canada. Survivor’s Hope has also created a sexting awareness brochure, a trauma-informed helper brochure, and a regional resource guide, all of which will be available at the training events.

Download and print or share the Trauma Informed Responses poster for this event.

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