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18 Aug 2021
PATH to Recovery: Call Out for Focus Group Participants
The PATH (Psychological Advocacy Towards Healing) trial involved specially trained domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates providing an eight-session psychological intervention for women being supported in specialist DVA services. We want to hear from women who have: Experienced domestic violence and abuse. Have accessed support in relation to their domestic abuse within the last 10 years (this does not need to have been from a specialist domestic abuse service).
20 Jul 2021
Devolution and women’s disadvantage: Tackling women and girl’s multiple disadvantage at a regional level
Launch of policy briefing: This briefing builds on the findings of Breaking Down The Barriers: The Final Report of The Commission Into Women’s Domestic And Sexual Violence And Multiple Disadvantage. This report identified the need for gender and trauma-informed responses that understand the interconnected experiences women face when seeking help for violence and abuse, mental ill health, substance use, homelessness and motherhood. Following this publication, Agenda and AVA worked with Greater Manchester Combined Authority officials, women’s sector organisations and women with lived experience in Greater Manchester (GM) to understand how the Commission’s recommendations could be achieved across the region. This work has informed the recommendations for change at the regional level set out in this briefing. This work has been funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales.
30 Apr 2021
Breathing Space is now live
We’re so thrilled to let you know that, Breathing Space, our digital support tool for survivors is live and ready...
Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Becoming Trauma Informed – A Course for Managers
The need for services to be trauma-informed is increasingly well understood. But what does it actually mean in practice? This online blended training on becoming trauma-informed is for managers who are responsible for the design and delivery of health and social care services. On this course you will gain an understanding of how to recognise and sensitively respond to the effects of trauma. You will use a range of management tools to review current practice. Finally, you will create a plan on becoming trauma informed and introducing a trauma-informed ethos to your service(s).21 Oct 2021
Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Complicated Matters – Links Between Experiences of Domestic/Sexual Abuse, Substance Use and Mental Distress
Domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental distress are three issues which often co-exist. And when they do, things can become complicated. This online training is designed to ‘uncomplicate’ matters by raising awareness about how domestic abuse, sexual violence, mental health and substance use issues intersect and to offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.26 Oct 2021
FREE Online Training: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors (OCN Accredited)
Domestic and sexual violence and mental ill-health are two issues that often co-exist. For many professionals, addressing both is challenging as routes into mental health services seem blocked. Meeting the mental health needs of domestic and sexual survivors is a three day, OCN London accredited course will provide learners with the opportunity to fully understand the links between experiences of violence, abuse and mental ill-health and consider ways to improve how they work with this group of survivors.3 Nov 2021