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Open training

AVA provides a variety of open training courses that take place at a range of venues across the UK.  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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Please contact Jude Long, AVA's Training & Events Co-ordinator if you have any questions.



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Perspectives on adolescent to parent violence, 15 May 2014, London

15 May 2014

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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The new child maintenance system, what does it mean for domestic violence survivors? 22 May 2014, London

22 May 2014

The child maintenance system in the UK is fundamentally changing. The CSA has stopped taking new cases and will be closing its existing cases over the next three years. A new service, the Child Maintenance Service, is now taking cases. While many of the changes will affect all applicants equally there are important changes which are relevant to any victim or survivor of domestic violence who has a current child maintenance arrangement with the CSA or who will want to set up a new child maintenance arrangement in future.

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Legal remedies and support for young people and vulnerable adults who have been sexually exploited, 28 May 2014, London

28 May 2014

This topical and newly designed course is delivered in partnership by AVA and Rights of Women, and will focus on supporting young people and vulnerable adults who have experienced, or at risk of experiencing, sexual exploitation.



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Tiny tears can make an ocean: Recovery for babies and toddlers exposed to domestic violence

5 June 2014

How does Australia and the UK respond to under 5s impacted by domestic violence? Living with domestic violence can have a lasting impact on children even if they are very young. Using examples from the UK and Australia, this seminar explores how the relationship between mothers and young children can be affected and how recovery work can be implemented. The seminar promises to be highly practical, challenging and inspiring – an event not to be missed!

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Supporting survivors to recover from the impacts of violence against women and girls – post-traumatic stress, 18 June 2014, London

18 June 2014

This course is designed to help professionals identify signs of post-traumatic stress (PTS) in women who have experienced violence against women and girls (VAWG) and to explore different aspects of complex PTS.

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Young people and violence against women and girls (VAWG), 26 June 2014, London

26 June 2014

This course will focus particularly on the experiences of adolescents as victims and as perpetrators of violence against women and girls.



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Troubled families, problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence, 9 October 2014, London

9 October 2014

Domestic and Sexual violence is often present or has been present in the lives of ‘troubled families.’ Problematic substance use can also be a defining factor of a 'troubled family' and is often linked with domestic and sexual violence. Participants will gain knowledge on the links between DV/SV and problematic substance use, as well as what support and interventions can be effective with individuals and families experiencing these dual issues.


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AVA is an accredited OCN centre.


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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.