New at AVA
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...
2 Nov 2017
Care leavers project
AVA has received funding from the Pilgrim Trust, to set up a project to improve responses to young women in...
FREE Course: Safeguarding vulnerable adults from gender based abuse (CPD accredited)
Explores the links between gender based violence and abuse and people with care and support needs. It looks at the implications of the Care Act in the context of gender based violence, identifying the duties of local authorities and other service providers.23 Jan 2018
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