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

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Date(s) - 06 Sep 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Course description

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. 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.

By the end of the course, you will have:
● Expanded on existing knowledge of and experience in domestic violence work
● Learnt about good practice examples and projects
● Learnt how to undertake safety planning and risk assessment with children
● Improved your confidence in challenging myths and stereotypes
● Made links between domestic violence and child abuse
● Developed an understanding about the ways children can be affected by
domestic violence.

This training is only open to people who work in London.

Due to funding needs people who work in organisations who haven’t accessed free Ascent training before will be prioritised.

People who work with women who have experienced violence and abuse who want to manage the effects. People who want to look at ways to promote self-care and good working relationships.

How to apply?

Please fill out this survey. You will be informed if you have a place at least two weeks before the course. This course is only open to people who work in London.


This course is delivered online using Zoom and involves self-guided learning and an interactive training session. A week before the session, you will receive the materials for you to work through in your own time and should take no longer than an hour to complete. The training session is tutor led and will last for three hours, including a 20 minute break. In our virtual classroom, you will explore some of the topics from the self-guided learning in more depth and cover new topics. The training session will involve tutor presentation, question and answer opportunities and group work activities.

This training is free thanks to funding from

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