Welcome to VIDA!
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Forum becomes VIDA
VIDA is an independent voluntary sector organisation. We deliver specialist domestic and sexual abuse services and training, and engage with partners to work towards an end to domestic abuse, and violence against women and girls. Our new name means 'life' in Spanish - a positive assertion of what our work is all about.
Training Dates in 2013
Find out about courses and dates on our training page or book online. Our e-learning programme is getting a lot of action too! It's set in a medical centre, so particularly relevant for Health Professionals, but covers a lot of the basic messages about domestic abuse so works as a good introduction to the subject for anyone working with people.
New Juno Course in September- Parenting After Abuse
Juno is our new 8 week programme for women who have experienced abuse and want to understand more about the impact on their children
- the impact on their children
- ways of supporting them
- improving communication
- understanding and responding to difficult behaviour
- building future resilience
The next course will start towards the end of September 2013. Please ring Jane or Rebecca at the Eva service if for more information or if you are interested in coming to the course.
Fantastic Awareness Raising took place: One Billion Rising on 14th Feb
1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
One billion women violated is an atrocity.
One billion women rising is a revolution!
Sheffield Rising for V-Day 14 Feb 2013!
Watch the Video and read the write-up at the Sheffield Star.
The flash dance at Barker's Pool (see video) on Valentine's Day was part of the global movement to strike, dance and rise. Many women (and men) came together and performed a dance that had been choreographed for people to learn quickly and even join in on the day, if they were feeling brave. We look forward to it being even bigger and better next year!
Visit the One Billion Rising website to see celebrations that took place around the world: www.onebillionrising.org
Visit the Sheffield website: www.vdaysheffieldrising2013.wordpress.com