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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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Working with children and young people exposed to violence against women and girls, 14 September - 11 November 2015, London

14 September 2015

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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Vulnerable adults, Domestic Violence and Abuse and the Care Act

8 October 2015

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. Participants will gain knowledge on the links between DVA and those with care support needs, as well as what support and interventions can be effective with individuals experiencing these issues. This course includes how to respond appropriately to disclosures and how to support a survivor of abuse by recommending appropriate services. Delegates will also learn about risk, harm and resilience.

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Community Groups Project three-day training 29, 30 October and 13 November, London

29 October 2015

The Community Groups Project is for children, young people and their mothers who have experienced domestic violence and provides a community based setting for them to share and talk about their experiences.


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The Care Act six months on… early lessons to keep vulnerable adults safe from domestic and sexual abuse. 4 November, London

4 November 2015

The Care Act six months on… early lessons to keep vulnerable adults safe from domestic and sexual abuse. The Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015 and is aimed at creating a single, modern law that will ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of vulnerable people. Six months on, this seminar looked at the early lessons from its implementation and models of good practice. The seminar included presentations from leading practitioners and policy makers as well as an opportunity to discuss ideas and network with other delegates.


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How to use a Response-Based Approach with survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual exploitation, 8 December 2015, London

8 December 2015

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.



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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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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.