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21 Feb 2018
Nice Guidelines on Child Abuse...
AVA facilitated the young people's expert reference group which informed the new guidelines. On 27 February at 2pm, we will be taking...
7 Feb 2018
Become an AVA Trustee
We are looking for skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated people to join our Board. We currently have an amazing Board of...
25 Jan 2018
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Call for evidence for our National Commission into women facing domestic and/or sexual violence and multiple disadvantage AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)...
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
FREE seminar: Responding to the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill
The Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill is an opportunity to improve the identification and responses to domestic violence. The Government’s consultation on the Bill will open soon. This seminar is part of our Ascent work, which is funded by London Councils. It is free and open to people from organisations providing services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence in London.7 Mar 2018
Becoming trauma informed: a training course for service managers (CPD accredited)
The need for services to be trauma-informed is increasingly well understood, but what does it actually mean in practice? This one-day course on becoming trauma-informed is aimed at managers who are responsible for the design and delivery of health and social care services. Beyond providing an understanding of how to recognise and sensitively respond to the effects of trauma, the course employs a range of management tools to review current practice and create a plan for introducing a trauma-informed ethos to your service(s).20 Mar 2018