Sat, 07 Oct|
Location is TBD
SOHTIS Training on Human Trafficking and Trauma Informed De-Escalation Techniques Training
Learn how to recognise the signs of human trafficking and how to respond if you suspect someone is being exploited. In the afternoon, learn about the effects of trauma and techniques to help bring calm and de-escalate difficult situations.
Time & Location
07 Oct 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
Location is TBD
About the event
About this Training
We are delighted to offer this important training to our volunteers and partner churches/organisations. SOHTIS are national experts in human trafficking and working with people who have experienced trauma. This training day is exceptionally pertinent to all of our Soul Food meals. In the morning we will be shown how to recognise the signs of human trafficking and how to respond if we suspect that someone we meet is being exploited. In the afternoon, we will learn about the effects of trauma and be taught techniques that will help us to bring calm in order to de-escalate difficult situations and behaviours.
Human trafficking is possibly the most misunderstood crime in Scotland. We know that the buying and selling of men, women and children is happening in every Local Authority.
Hidden in plain sight, the majority of victims go unnoticed despite accessing services such as foodbanks, community meals, homeless hostels, drop-in centres and other statutory services. Human trafficking subjects’ people to some of the most degrading, violent and fearful circumstances with profound and enduring effects.
We all have a role to play in ending trafficking and exploitation in our communities and the first step is to find out more. This training will provide practical ideas/responses for our us as individuals and Soul Food communities.
Trauma and de-escalation Techniques
Using trauma informed best practice, we will be shown ways in which we can de-escalate situations that we might experience at our Soul Food meals that are difficult or potentially aggressive. We will look at ways in which:
- to take the heat out of tense situations.
- to bring calm when someone may be under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
- to address situations where someone may not want to adhere to the values and ‘rules’ of a Soul Food meal and we have to ask them to leave.
- to know when we should ask someone to leave and the help that we can signpost them to.
- to deal with situations that may be arising from a person’s mental health/trauma challenges which can make them react aggressively when ‘triggered’ etc.
Tea, Coffee and Cake will be provided but please bring your own lunch.