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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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National Occupational Standards

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Please contact Jude Long, AVA's Training & Events Co-ordinator if you have any questions.



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Working with children and young people exposed to domestic violence and related violence against women and girls, 26 September

26 September 2014

AVA is an OCN accredited centre that has developed an accredited training course for practitioners working with children and young people exposed to domestic violence and related violence against women and girls. The course is aimed at professionals wishing to deepen and consolidate their understanding of the issues with which they work and gain a formal qualification equivalent to A-level standard.



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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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How to support parenting post domestic abuse, 23 October 2014, London

23 October 2014

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. Traditional parenting support is based upon a behaviourist model which relies upon incentives and consequences to control and manage behaviour. However, the latest neuroscience and attachment findings, along with a better understanding of the effects of early childhood trauma, show us s that parents and children’s needs are best met when support is informed by this research.


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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.