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OCN Course: Meeting The Mental Health Needs of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors

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Date(s) - 07 Nov 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Location The Foundry 17 Oval way London SE11 5RR United Kingdom


Day 1: Thursday 7th November 2019 10am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Thursday 14th November 2019 10am – 4:30pm

Day 3: Wednesday 27th November 2019 10am – 4:30pm

Course Description

AVA’s most popular OCN course runs over three days and has been designed to give learners an overview of how to work effectively with survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence who are also affected by mental ill-health. The course from a trauma-informed perspective in understanding how violence and abuse impacts on mental wellbeing, and in developing ways of working with women affected by these issues. There will be ample opportunity for learners to reflect on their own practice and to learn from others on the course. The course is relevant for any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with survivors of domestic and sexual violence who may also be affected by mental ill-health. 

N.B. There are five assessed pieces of coursework that must be successfully completed to pass the course, of which four are to be completed in learners’ own time. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the links between domestic and sexual violence and mental ill-health. 
  2. Understand how attitudes and beliefs towards domestic violence, sexual violence and mental ill-health impact on practice. 
  3. Be able to respond to disclosures of domestic violence, sexual violence and mental ill-health. 
  4. Be able to support clients to manage their own mental health.


Eligibility/Who should attend?

Applicants who work in mental health will be priority when assigning places.

People who work in the boroughs: Greenwich, Lewisham, Brent, Bromley, Hammersmith and Harrow will be given priority when assigning places.

How to apply

Please fill out this online survey. In complete applications will not be considered. Your manager will be contacted to ensure that you are permitted to attend all three days of training.

Applications will close on the 16th of October.

You will be informed if you have gained a place by the 18th of October.

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