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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.

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

1 Feb 2021

CPD Accredited Online Interactive Training Session: Working with Children and Families with Experiences of 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. 

2 Feb 2021

FREE – CPD Accredited Online Interactive 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 Feb 2021

CPD Accredited Online Interactive Training: Becoming Trauma Informed 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).

11 Feb 2021

FREE – Webinar: Managing The Effects of Working with 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.  

15 Feb 2021

FREE – Online, Interactive 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.

1 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

1 Mar 2021

CPD Accredited 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.

4 Mar 2021

Online Interactive Training Session: 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.

9 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

11 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

15 Mar 2021

FREE – Webinar: Alcohol and Domestic Violence

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.

16 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

16 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

17 Mar 2021

FREE – Webinar: Managing The Effects of Working with 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.  

22 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

22 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

23 Mar 2021

FREE – CPD Accredited Online Interactive Training Session: Counselling Skills for Those Working with Survivors

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.

24 Mar 2021

FREE – Webinar: Managing The Effects of Working with 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.  

29 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

29 Mar 2021

FREE – CPD Accredited Online Interactive Training: Complicated Matters – Experiences of Domestic/Sexual Violence, Substance Use & Mental Distress

Domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental distress are three issues which often co-exist. And when they do, things can become complicated. This 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.

30 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

30 Mar 2021

Trauma Informed Practice – Advancing Your Practice with Clients Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

This FREE training is offered as part of the WiSER Project. It is not open to all unfortunately. The training is limited to 12 places. Course description This online course will look in depth at trauma, how people respond to trauma and the impacts of trauma on the brain. It will explore the Trauma Informed Practice model developed by Harris and Fallot, through the lens of clients who experience multiple disadvantages, and address ways in which clients can be supported practically. Discussions and case studies will be utilized and learners will be able to reflect on their own practice and explore ways in which they can advance their trauma informed support to survivors.

31 Mar 2021

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