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Upcoming training

AVA’s training programme has been developed by experts to meet the needs of practitioners working with people affected by Violence Against Women and Girls.

Our training includes a range of one day courses, longer OCN accredited courses, seminars and conferences. More details about each event, including the costs and procedures for booking, can be found by clicking on the titles below.

If you are interested in a particular theme or area of training, please see our filter categories. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For additional information and booking conditions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Free Webinar: Supporting Children and Families During COVID-19

This webinar will look at the changing nature of working with families who have experienced or who are at risk of domestic abuse, during covid-19. The session will include: The additional risks posed by social isolation Managing risk remotely Creative ways of engaging with families The new DA bill and implications for children This is suitable for anyone working with families affected by domestic abuse and will involve a presentation and a time for interactive questions with the facilitators.

7 Jul 2020

Free Online Interactive Session: Trauma Informed Practice in The Context of COVID-19

This course provides an introduction to good practice in recognising and sensitively responding to people who have experienced trauma, with a particular focus of COVID-19 on survivors' mental wellbeing. In an addition to developing an understanding how trauma impacts on people and how COVID-19 might be (re)traumatising, you will explore what a trauma informed approach looks including how to work remotely in a trauma informed way. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice and will take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

14 Jul 2020

Free Online Training Session: Working with Domestic Violence During Covid-19

This course provides an overview of what domestic abuse is, including the types of abuse that have become more prevalent during COVID-19. Good practice in relation to asking about domestic abuse, responding effectively to disclosures and risk management whilst social distancing measures remain in place will be discussed. It will also provide you with information on relevant support services.

16 Jul 2020

Free Online Interactive Session: Trauma Informed Practice in The Context of COVID-19

This course provides an introduction to good practice in recognising and sensitively responding to people who have experienced trauma, with a particular focus of COVID-19 on survivors' mental wellbeing. In an addition to developing an understanding how trauma impacts on people and how COVID-19 might be (re)traumatising, you will explore what a trauma informed approach looks including how to work remotely in a trauma informed way. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice and will take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

27 Jul 2020

Free Online Interactive Training Session: Managing The Effects of Secondary Trauma

Managing the secondary effects of working with trauma will help professionals understand and identify the dynamics and psychological issues that come from work with survivors of trauma. You will be supported to address the issues with the client and to look at ways to promote self-care, especially the appropriate use of supervision and reflective practice. Additionally, the training will provide you with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements and also to reflect on challenges met at a personal and professional level.

28 Jul 2020

CPD Accredited Online Interactive Training Session: Complicated Matters: The Links Between Experiences of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Substance Use & Mental Distress

Domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health 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 the three issues intersect and offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.

29 Jul 2020

Free Online Training Session: Working with Domestic Violence During Covid-19

This course provides an overview of what domestic abuse is, including the types of abuse that have become more prevalent during COVID-19. Good practice in relation to asking about domestic abuse, responding effectively to disclosures and risk management whilst social distancing measures remain in place will be discussed. It will also provide you with information on relevant support services.

30 Jul 2020

Free Online Interactive Training Session: Managing The Effects of Secondary Trauma

Managing the secondary effects of working with trauma will help professionals understand and identify the dynamics and psychological issues that come from work with survivors of trauma. You will be supported to address the issues with the client and to look at ways to promote self-care, especially the appropriate use of supervision and reflective practice. Additionally, the training will provide you with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements and also to reflect on challenges met at a personal and professional level.

3 Aug 2020

Free Webinar: Managing Secondary Trauma

This webinar will be of interest to a wide range of professionals working with people who have been affected by trauma. We will look at some of the key ways in which having close contact with trauma survivors can impact on practitioners and discuss how we can look after ourselves when working with trauma. There will be space to reflect on what you are able to put into practice for yourself as well as the support you need from your employer to maintain your wellbeing.

4 Aug 2020

Free Webinar: Supporting Children and Families During COVID-19

This webinar will look at the changing nature of working with families who have experienced or who are at risk of domestic abuse, during covid-19. The session will include: The additional risks posed by social isolation Managing risk remotely Creative ways of engaging with families The new DA bill and implications for children This is suitable for anyone working with families affected by domestic abuse and will involve a presentation and a time for interactive questions with the facilitators.

11 Aug 2020

Free Online Training Session: Working with Domestic Violence During Covid-19

This course provides an overview of what domestic abuse is, including the types of abuse that have become more prevalent during COVID-19. Good practice in relation to asking about domestic abuse, responding effectively to disclosures and risk management whilst social distancing measures remain in place will be discussed. It will also provide you with information on relevant support services.

12 Aug 2020

Free Online Interactive Session: Trauma Informed Practice in The Context of COVID-19

This course provides an introduction to good practice in recognising and sensitively responding to people who have experienced trauma, with a particular focus of COVID-19 on survivors' mental wellbeing. In an addition to developing an understanding how trauma impacts on people and how COVID-19 might be (re)traumatising, you will explore what a trauma informed approach looks including how to work remotely in a trauma informed way. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice and will take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

18 Aug 2020

Free Online Interactive Training Session: Managing The Effects of Secondary Trauma

Managing the secondary effects of working with trauma will help professionals understand and identify the dynamics and psychological issues that come from work with survivors of trauma. You will be supported to address the issues with the client and to look at ways to promote self-care, especially the appropriate use of supervision and reflective practice. Additionally, the training will provide you with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements and also to reflect on challenges met at a personal and professional level.

25 Aug 2020

Free Online Training Session: Working with Domestic Violence During Covid-19

This course provides an overview of what domestic abuse is, including the types of abuse that have become more prevalent during COVID-19. Good practice in relation to asking about domestic abuse, responding effectively to disclosures and risk management whilst social distancing measures remain in place will be discussed. It will also provide you with information on relevant support services.

26 Aug 2020

Free Online Interactive Session: Trauma Informed Practice in The Context of COVID-19

This course provides an introduction to good practice in recognising and sensitively responding to people who have experienced trauma, with a particular focus of COVID-19 on survivors' mental wellbeing. In an addition to developing an understanding how trauma impacts on people and how COVID-19 might be (re)traumatising, you will explore what a trauma informed approach looks including how to work remotely in a trauma informed way. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice and will take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

27 Aug 2020

Online Interactive Training Session: Children Under 10 Years Old and Domestic Violence

The course will look at basic domestic violence theory and specifically how children under ten years old are affected. Focus will be given to behavioural, emotional and cognitive effects on children under ten years old, as well as the links between domestic violence and child abuse and the impact on parenting for both the abusive and the non-abusive parent. There will also be a focus on the effects of abuse on unborn children and their brain development and the impact of post traumatic stress on children. Practical guidance for practitioners will be given. 

10 Sep 2020

CPD Accredited Free Online Interactive Training Session: Complicated Matters: The Links Between Experiences of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Substance Use & Mental Distress

Domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health 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 the three issues intersect and offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.

16 Sep 2020

Online, Interactive Training Session: Parenting Post Abuse

Post domestic abuse parents often find themselves struggling with not only the trauma of having lived with the abuse but their children’s complex behaviours and needs. This course will explore the impacts of abuse on parenting, children and the parent-child relationship. Using the latest neuroscience research as well as relevant counselling, parenting and trauma informed research, delegates will explore ways of working with families post abuse.

30 Sep 2020

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.

11 Nov 2020

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