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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.

Online 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

Free Webinar: Domestic Abuse & Children – Preparing for The Domestic Abuse Act 2021

After many years of campaigning and lobbying, children have now been acknowledged as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the Domestic Abuse Bill that is currently making its way through parliament. This webinar will offer an in depth review of the implications of the provisions in the Bill as well as guidance on how services can begin to prepare themselves for when the Domestic Abuse Act comes into force in 2021.

1 Oct 2020

Free Webinar: Child to Parent Violence/Abuse – What We Have Learnt During The Pandemic

Helen Bonnick has been working in the field of child to parent violence and abuse for over ten years, raising awareness of this hidden form of family violence through writing, consulting and speaking at training events. In this webinar she will open up what is currently known about CPVA - including what we have learned through Lockdown - and suggest ways in which we can all work to support families affected.

2 Oct 2020

CPD Accredited Free Online Training Session: Trauma Informed Practice for Health and Social Care Workers

This course provides an introduction to good practice in recognising and sensitively responding to people who have experienced trauma. In an addition to developing an understanding of how trauma impacts on people and how engaging with services might be (re)traumatising for survivors, you will explore what a trauma informed approach looks including how to work remotely in a trauma informed way during COVID-19. This course is specifically for people working in health and social care in recognition of the levels of trauma they faced during COVID-19.

7 Oct 2020

CPD Accredited Free Online Training: Becoming Trauma Informed for Health and Social Care 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).

8 Oct 2020

Free Webinar: Managing The Secondary Effects of Trauma for Health and Social Care Workers

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.

12 Oct 2020

Free Online Training Session: Trauma Informed Practice for Health and Social Care Workers

This course provides an introduction to good practice in recognising and sensitively responding to people who have experienced trauma. In an addition to developing an understanding of how trauma impacts on people and how engaging with services might be (re)traumatising for survivors, you will explore what a trauma informed approach looks including how to work remotely in a trauma informed way during COVID-19. This course is specifically for people working in health and social care in recognition of the levels of trauma they faced during COVID-19.

14 Oct 2020

Free Webinar: Child to Parent Violence/Abuse – What We Have Learnt During The Pandemic

Helen Bonnick has been working in the field of child to parent violence and abuse for over ten years, raising awareness of this hidden form of family violence through writing, consulting and speaking at training events. In this webinar she will open up what is currently known about CPVA - including what we have learned through Lockdown - and suggest ways in which we can all work to support families affected.

16 Oct 2020

Free Webinar: Managing The Secondary Effects of Trauma for Health and Social Care Workers

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.

21 Oct 2020

Free Webinar: Domestic Abuse and Alcohol

Alcohol is well known to be linked with a greater risk of domestic abuse happening, and during COVID-19 there has been evidence of an increase in both alcohol consumption and domestic abuse. But what is the connection? And how can we support survivors who are affected by alcohol and domestic abuse? This webinar will provide an overview of the current research about the links between alcohol use and domestic abuse and offer guidance to working with families living with these issues.

23 Oct 2020

Free Webinar: Domestic Abuse and Alcohol

Alcohol is well known to be linked with a greater risk of domestic abuse happening, and during COVID-19 there has been evidence of an increase in both alcohol consumption and domestic abuse. But what is the connection? And how can we support survivors who are affected by alcohol and domestic abuse? This webinar will provide an overview of the current research about the links between alcohol use and domestic abuse and offer guidance to working with families living with these issues.

29 Oct 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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