The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has attended a Barnsley-based event which saw professionals receive training in gender-based violence education and trauma-informed practice.
Funded by the VRU through its Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund, the training was delivered by local organisations Thinking BIG and Yorkshire Mentoring.
The programme of training aims to help professionals in delivering sessions to help young people aged 11-18 to develop healthy behaviours and relationships, gain understanding and skills to recognise unacceptable and unlawful behaviour, and access support when needed.
Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls is a priority for the Violence Reduction Unit.
“As part of that work, we recognise the importance of working with young people, to bring about long-term change by addressing the social and cultural norms which contribute to Violence Against Women and Girls in the first place.
“The training programme provided by Thinking BIG and Yorkshire Mentoring aims to make a contribution to this work by supporting professionals in delivering sessions to young people, to help them to develop healthy attitudes, behaviours, and relationships.
“I’m pleased that the VRU has been able to support this initiative through its Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund.”