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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 Interactive Training Session: An Introduction to Digital Safeguarding

As charities transitioned their services to provide support online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding has emerged as a key concern. To help you navigate the complex safeguarding landscape and confidently embed key principles within your digital solutions, we are running a Digital Safeguarding training which is accompanied by a comprehensive resource pack.

13 Jul 2022

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

This online training is designed to ‘uncomplicate’ matters by raising awareness about how domestic abuse, sexual violence, mental health and substance use issues intersect and to offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues. This course is only open to people who work in London.

14 Jul 2022

Online Interactive Training: Recognising and Understanding Trauma Related Behavior in Children

Recognising & understanding trauma related behavior in children is an online training. It is for professionals who support children want to learn more about how to recognise and sensitively respond to children who have experienced trauma. In addition to understanding trauma behaviour, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice. You will also take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with children.

20 Jul 2022

Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Trauma Informed Practice – A Course for Frontline Workers

Trauma informed practice: a course for frontline practitioners is an online blended training. It is for frontline workers who want to learn more about how to recognise and sensitively respond to people who have experienced trauma. In addition to exploring what a trauma informed approach looks like, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice. You will also take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

21 Jul 2022

Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Working with Children, Young People and Families with Experiences of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

This 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.

28 Jul 2022

Webinar: Understanding Gender Based Violence

This webinar looks at the definition, prevalence and nature of Gender Based Violence (GBV), including domestic abuse, forced marriage, so-called honour based violence, sexual abuse & rape and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  Intersectionality, the impacts of abuse, support services, prevention ideas and links between societies expectations and demands of women and girls and GBV will also be explored. 

8 Sep 2022

Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Trauma Informed Practice: A Course for Frontline Workers

Trauma informed practice: a course for frontline practitioners is an online blended training. It is for frontline workers who want to learn more about how to recognise and sensitively respond to people who have experienced trauma. In addition to exploring what a trauma informed approach looks like, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice. You will also take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

15 Sep 2022

CPD Accredited Online Interactive Training: 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 domestic abuse, sexual violence, mental health and substance use issues intersect and to offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.

22 Sep 2022

Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Trauma Informed Practice: A Course for Frontline Workers

Trauma informed practice: a course for frontline practitioners is an online blended training. It is for frontline workers who want to learn more about how to recognise and sensitively respond to people who have experienced trauma. In addition to exploring what a trauma informed approach looks like, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your practice. You will also take away some practical tools to help you respond in a more trauma informed way when you work with service users.

4 Oct 2022

Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Becoming Trauma Informed – A Course for 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).

6 Oct 2022

Online Interactive Training: Perspectives on Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence

An interactive, practical day on Adolescent to Parent Violence (APV), designed to raise awareness of the topic and provide participants with an opportunity to explore the dynamics of the issue as a profile of domestic abuse. Information will be provided on definitions, background theories, prevalence, risk factors, case studies and behaviour patterns. Consideration will be given of the problems of engaging with families around this issue and an overview of current service provision (models of work) will be provided.

11 Oct 2022

Online Interactive Training: CPD Accredited Working with Children, Young People and Families with Experiences of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

This 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.

17 Oct 2022

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