New at AVA
14 Dec 2017
Call for evidence
Call for evidence: National Commission into women facing domestic and/or sexual violence and multiple disadvantage AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) and Agenda,...
5 Dec 2017
Call to action for the 16 days
AVA held an “I’ll stand up” lunchtime seminar on Monday 25 November to mark this year’s 16 days of action...
24 Nov 2017
Join our community of practice
We are calling for applications to join our Community of Practice on Women’s Multiple Disadvantage. As part of a new...
Complicated matters (CPD Accredited) – links between domestic & sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health
Domestic & sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health are issues which often co-exist and when they do it can be complicated. This training is designed to ‘uncomplicate’ matters by looking at how the issues intersect and ways to engage with individuals and families.31 Jan 2018
Working with children, young people and families who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse (CPD accredited)
Looks at the effects of abuse and how abuse can affect the relationship between the non-abusive parent and the child. It also looks at the effect of trauma on the brain and on relationships. Finally, we will share practical activities and resources for supporting families as well as up to date information on risk assessment and safety planning.22 Feb 2018
Managing the secondary effects of working with Violence Against Women and Girls (CPD accredited)
Designed to help professionals understand and identify the dynamics and psychological issues arising from work with victims of violence. Support is given to address the issues with the client and to promote strategies for self-care, highlighting the appropriate use of supervision and debriefing. It provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements and reflect on challenges met at a personal and professional level.27 Feb 2018