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Our events

AVA runs a series of free events as part of various projects.

Seminars

Community Groups Networking events

These meetings are held regularly in London and are open to anyone setting up or running children and mothers groups about the impacts of domestic violence. Each meeting is themed and also provides a form of informal peer support. Please click here for more information.

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

Past events

Understanding coercive control – what is it and how can women recover?

The internationally famous Prof. Evan Stark founded one of America's first refuges and coined the concept of 'coercive control.' This important seminar will give you the opportunity to not only hear Evan Stark explain the concept of coercive control and its implications for our practise, but will also feature Dr. Roxane Agnew Davies and Research Fellow Nicola Sharpe talking about their work in undoing the damage caused by coercive control.

Stella Project Young Women's Initiative - Bradford

A free seminar to mark the end of the Stella Project Young Women's Initiative and launch two new pieces of guidance for working with young women experiencing domestic and sexual violence who have substance use and mental health problems.

Stella Project Networking Event

The Stella Project has been leading the way on addressing the overlapping issues of domestic and sexual violence and problematic substance use for over 10 years. This event promoted our most recent research and projects and considered the future direction of the Stella Project.

Stella Project Young Women's Initiative - Enfield

A free seminar to mark the end of the Stella Project Young Women's Initiative and launch two new pieces of guidance for working with young women experiencing domestic and sexual violence who have substance use and mental health problems.

Teenage relationships: Shaping today, shaping the future

On 15 July 2013, the Stella Project Young Women's Initiative launched its guidance, Commissioning services for young women experiencing domestic and sexual violence who use alcohol and other drugs, at an event held in partnership with RBKC's Domestic & Sexual Violence Strategic Partnership and CWHH Clinical Commissioning Group

Stella Project Mental Health Initiative e-learning and toolkit launch - Manchester (30 May 2013)

A free breakfast seminar to launch "Complicated matters" - two new tools to support practitioners and services in addressing domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health.

Stella Project report launch: ''It blocks out the problem and becomes the addiction"

On 30 May 2012, the Stella Project Young Women's Initiative launched it's research report at the NCVO in London.

“It makes my heart less heavy” Community Groups Event

On March 21st 2012, AVA held an event to celebrate the achivements of the last three years of the Comic Relief funded community groups programme.

Commissioning services for women involved in prostitution: addressing women’s complex needs

AVA's Stella Project, Eaves and the Greater London Authority present this free seminar for London commissioners and service providers.

Whose movement is it anyway? Survivors' role in ending violence against women and girls. AVA conference 5 November 2010.

AVA conference focusing on survivors' role in ending violence against women and girls.

Safeguarding adults and domestic & sexual violence

HEVAN (Health Ending Violence and Abuse) Events

In partnership with Hull PCT we will be delivering three events per year across the U.K. beginning later this year. These will be open to anyone with an interest in developing partnership working between statutory and voluntary health agencies and the VAWG sector.

Bright Ideas Conference (2009)

On 15th September 2009, GLDVP and the Department of Health held a conference to launch the new 'Improving safety, reducing harm: a practical toolkit for frontline practitioners'.

Child Contact and Domestic Violence Conference (2008)

This important conference explored the latest developments in this challenging area of work.

Domestic Violence Prevention Work Resource Day - Summary (2007)

Agenda and presentations from our event in September 2007.

GLDVP 10th Birthday (2007)

On 12th September 2007 GLDVP celebrated its 10th birthday.

Friends and Family Film Night (2006)

In November 2006 GLDVP held a film night to celebrate the friends and family of women and children that have or are experiencing violence and abuse.

Securing Safety Conference (2006)

On 14th November 2006 GLDVP, in partnership with Women in Prison, Prison Reform Trust, Women in Secure Hospitals and Counselling in Prison, held a conference on 'Supporting women in prison who have experienced violence and abuse'.

Talking to Mum Conference (2006)

A day to explore ways of rebuiding the mother child bond after domestic abuse.

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