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Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Gedling

This one-day course aims to create a shared understanding of domestic violence and abuse among professionals working in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and to increase appropriate responses.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore different aspects of domestic violence and abuse and its causes
  • Explore the myths and stereotypes of domestic violence
  • Examine the reasons why people stay and return to abusive relationships and
  • Consider the impact living with  domestic violence has on survivors and children
  • It also enables participants to identify, develop and implement communication and support skills, such as asking about the presence of domestic violence and safety planning, considering risk and effective signposting

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse is the starting point for professionals. Much of the focus of this course is on women and children’s experience of abuse from male perpetrators, however many of the tools and resources are applicable to anyone living with domestic violence.

It is preferable that this course is completed before accessing other Equation courses, but it is an essential pre-requisite to the following:  Challenging Domestic Violence and Working with Children and Young People.

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire Joint Commissioners, Bassetlaw District Council, Nottingham College

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City workers

Nottingham City (Djanogly Learning Trust) – choose date on Eventbrite 

19/11/19 – Nottingham City

25/11/19 – Nottingham City

County workers

14/01/20 – Gedling 

18/02/20 – Kirkby-in-Ashfield

10/03/20 – Beeston

25/03/20 – Kirkby-in-Ashfield

 

 

Seminar – Children and Domestic Abuse: Coercive Control – Impact, Experience and Recovery

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers and County Workers 
Date:
03/12/19 | 13.30-16.30pm
Location:
Djanogly Learning Trust

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We welcome Dr Emma Katz (Liverpool Hope University) for this seminar, alongside practitioners and academics (to be confirmed) with expertise domestic abuse and children.  Some of the key themes of this seminar are: 

 

  • To explore the ways in which children and young people, alongside the non-abusive parent utilise strategies to manage the perpetrators abuse. 
  • Identify how coercive control impacts on children and young people 
  • To enhance understanding of resilience and recovery for children and young people living with/ recovering from domestic abuse. 

  

Dr Emma Katz is one of the Country’s primary academic experts on the subject of domestic abuse and children.   

Prerequisites

None.

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STRIDE PROJECT – Domestic Abuse and Counter-Allegations

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham City

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This session will explore the difficulties in working where counter-allegations have been made.  This briefing will: 

  • Highlight the complexities of working in cases where there have been counter allegations 
  • Exploring abuse, self defence and retaliation
  • Methods to assist in the identification of who is abusing whom 
  • Please note this briefing will not cover legal issues or complexities. 

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

STRIDE Project

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STRIDE PROJECT – Working With Families or Survivors Where Domestic Abuse and Change Resistant Drinking is a Factor

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham City

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Based upon guidance developed by Alcohol Concern and AVA, this session will explore: 

  • The complexities of working with families or survivors where either the adult survivor, the perpetrator or both are change resistant drinkers and domestic abuse is a factor. 
  • Key principles for working with survivors, including safety planning, working considerations and risk. 

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

STRIDE Project

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Seminar – Working With Children Experiencing and Impacted by Domestic Abuse

Price:
FREE
Date:
24th October
Location:
Nottingham City | Djanogly Learning Trust

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This seminar will explore the them of Working with children living with and experiencing domestic abuse . We welcome Jo Sharpen from AVA and Professor Jane Callaghan to Nottingham to explore the following themes:

  • the experience of children living with / recovering from domestic abuse
  • supporting the adult and child survivors as a unit
  • the impact of coercive control on children
  • effective responses to children living with / recovering from domestic abuse
  • children’s agency, actions and behaviours in managing and surviving domestic abuse

Juno Women’s Aid and Equation will also introduce the work they do with children and young people.

Please note all resources for this training will be sent digitally to you after the event. Certificates are not issued for seminars.

Prerequisites

None.

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Domestic Violence and Abuse in Same Sex Relationships

Price:
FREE to Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham, Newark

This one-day course is for workers and volunteers from all sectors who want to understand the impact of domestic violence and abuse on people in same sex relationships, and be able to support them safely and effectively.

We recommend delegates attend Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse before booking on this course.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the types of domestic abuse in same sex relationships and its impact
  • Recognise additional barriers and complexities that workers need to consider when working with people in same sex relationships
  • Gain awareness of additional considerations needed when supporting people in same sex relationships
  • Develop skills in signposting and using appropriate referral pathways

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Newark & Sherwood District Council

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City Workers

20/11/19 – Nottingham City

County Workers

22/11/19 – Newark

Domestic Abuse Offence and Coercive Control

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking on-line
Location:
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County

A two-hour briefing for workers who want to understand more about the purpose and content of the new Domestic Abuse Offence.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of what coercive control is and how to identify it
  • Gain a high-level understanding of the new domestic abuse offence

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

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City workers

Nottingham City (Djanogly Learning Trust) – choose date on Eventbrite 

County workers

20/11/19 – Beeston

05/02/20 – Beeston

MARAC – Briefing

Price:
FREE to Nottingham City workers and Nottinghamshire County workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham City, Hucknall

This two-hour briefing will inform professionals about what a MARAC is and how to feed in and contribute effectively. It will also enable professionals to use the DASH risk assessment to support survivors of domestic abuse.

Learning outcomes

 

  • Increase participants’ confidence in asking about the presence of domestic abuse in a sensitive manner
  • Increase participants’ confidence in responding appropriately to disclosures of domestic abuse
  • Increase participants’ knowledge of specialist domestic abuse services
  • Identify principles of good practice in communicating about possible domestic abuse
  • Respond appropriately to domestic abuse

We recommend delegates attend Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse before booking on this course.

Prerequisites

None

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership and Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

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City Workers

17/12/19 – Request booking via email 

12/02/20 – Request booking via email

County workers

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Suicide/Self Harm and Domestic Abuse

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City Workers
Date:
23rd October
Location:
Cleaves Hall Conference Centre

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This session will:

  • Raise awareness of the links between domestic abuse and suicide and self harm
  • Explore case studies to inform understanding and increase effectiveness of responses
  • Identify how self harm and attempted suicide can be an indicator of domestic abuse
  • Reference local and national homicide reviews where suicide has been a factor

Prerequisites

None.

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Domestic Abuse Survivors Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage

Price:
FREE to Nottinghamshire County Workers
Date:
Choose from a range of dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham City, Ruddington

This briefing will help you to:

  • Understand the relationships between domestic abuse and complex needs
  • Consider the additional needs of survivors with complex needs
  • Understand the additional barriers to leaving an abusive relationship facing those with complex needs
  • Consider how to best support survivors with complex needs.

Prerequisites

None

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership and Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners.

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City Workers

No Available Dates

County Workers

18/12/19 – Ruddington  

 

Raising Awareness of ‘Honour’-based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Price:
FREE to Nottingham City and County Workers
Date:
Choose from a range of dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham City, Beeston

This event is designed to raise awareness and understanding of ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage, its impacts and how to respond safely and effectively. The event will be delivered jointly by expert representatives from Women’s Aid Integrated Services and Nottinghamshire Police.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what is meant by the terms ‘honour-based abuse’ (HBA) and ‘forced marriage’ (FM)
  • Recognise the communities where HBA and FM are prevalent
  • Gain an awareness of current legislation
  • Improve understanding of the effects of HBA and FM
  • Gain information about appropriate referral pathways and help available

Prerequisites

None

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

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City Workers

 

County Workers

14/01/20 – Beeston 

Working with Men Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse

Price:
FREE to Nottingham City workers and Nottinghamshire County workers
Date:
Choose from a range of available dates when booking online
Location:
Nottingham City, Beeston

This one-day course is for workers and volunteers from the domestic abuse sector who want to understand the ways in which men experience domestic abuse, and be able to respond appropriately and safely to any male survivors they meet in day-to-day working life.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the experience of men living with domestic violence and abuse in their intimate and family relationships
  • Develop skills in responding appropriately to men experiencing domestic abuse
  • Recognise the complexities of working with men experiencing domestic abuse
  • Understand how to use relevant tools to respond appropriately to men experiencing abuse, including risk assessment and screening tools and referral pathways
  • Recognise good practice points for responding to gay, bisexual and transgender men

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

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City Workers

24/01/20 – Nottingham City

County Workers

25/11/19 – Beeston