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Open training

AVA offers a selection of courses as 'open trainings' where individuals can attend one-day training on a specific topic. Please read the outline for the course you are interested in to ensure the course matches your abilities and training needs.

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Schedule

 

[image]Violence Against Women training
[image]Children and Young People's Project training
[image]Health Project training
[image]Stella Project training

January

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Working with gang-affected young women experiencing sexual and domestic violence, Beginning 19 January 2016, London

19 January 2016

Accredited training course for those wanting to learn more about working with young people affected by domestic and sexual violence, including gang-related violence.

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Coercive Control: Using the Legislation

28 January 2016

The commencement date for the offence of coercive and controlling behaviour is 29th December 2015. Guidance for professionals was launched on 5th December 2015. This seminar will give delegates a chance to hear from experts on the new coercive control legislation and discuss practical issues around advocating for survivors.

February

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Safeguarding Against Forced Marriage, 25 February 2016, London

25 February 2016

This half day workshop aims to provide participants with information about forced marriage as well as offering ideas for activities to raise awareness of forced marriage with professionals, service users and community members. The activities learned will enable participants to create a space to talk about forced marriage, dispel some of the commons myths and highlight sources of support for victims.

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March

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Mental Health Awareness for Domestic Violence Workers, 10 March 2016, London

10 March 2016

This day will explore attitudes around mental health in the context of domestic violence. Based on the AVA toolkit Sane Responses, the day covers key guidelines of good practice in support of women who have mental health difficulties, appropriate methods for asking about mental health and options to support women after disclosure. Post-traumatic Stress is covered as a useful framework for understanding the impact of domestic violence on mental health.

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Perspectives on Adolescent to Parent Violence, 24 March 2016, London

24 March 2016

An interactive, practical study 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.

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April

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Supporting Survivors through Counselling Techniques, 7 April 2016, London

7 April 2016

This course explores the means to develop a powerful working relationship with clients who have experienced violence against women and girls, through respect, fostering control, setting boundaries and being trustworthy.

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Adult Safeguarding: Domestic Violence and The Care Act, 21 April 2016, London

21 April 2016

Research has shown that domestic violence and abuse (DVA) disproportionately affect vulnerable adults. The new Care Act brings together adult care and support law in once piece of legislation. The course will explore the implications of the new act in the context of DVA, helping participants to identify survivors rights under the Act and new duties of local authorities and those working with vulnerable adults.

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May

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Children Under Ten Years Old and Domestic Violence, 19 May 2016, London

19 May 2016

The course will look at basic domestic violence theory and specifically how children under ten years old are affected.

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Managing the Secondary Effects of Working with Violence Against Women and Girls, 26 May 2016, London

26 May 2016

This course is designed to help professionals understand and identify the dynamics and psychological issues arising from work with victims of violence. Support is given to address the issues with the client and to promote strategies for self-care, highlighting the appropriate use of supervision and debriefing. It provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate achievements and reflect on challenges met at a personal and professional level.

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June

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Beginner level: How to use a Response-Based Approach with survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence & sexual exploitation, 21 June, 2016

21 June 2016

Survivors of abuse are often described as passive in their experiences of violence and abuse. Response-based therapy, a ground breaking psychotherapeutic approach, challenges this idea and identifies the many everyday ways survivors of abuse resist. This course if for those new to the Response-based approach. Part 1 focusses on building skills to understand the many forms resistance takes, honour this resistance in conversations with survivors and challenge self- blame and social blame.

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Intermediate level: How to use a Response-Based Approach with survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence & sexual exploitation, 28 June, 2016

28 June 2016

Survivors of abuse are often described as passive in their experiences of violence and abuse. Response-based therapy, a ground breaking psychotherapeutic approach, challenges this idea and identifies the many everyday ways survivors of abuse resist. Part 2 will deepen your understanding and practice of the Response-based approach as well as address any difficulties you have encountered using the approach after Part 1. Part 2 is only for those who have attended part 1 at any time in the past.

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Directions to the AVA office from Old Street station.

 


Directions to the AVA office from Liverpool Street or Shoreditch High Street.