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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 City, Kirkby In Ashfield, Gedling, Beeston

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 County Joint Commissioners, Gedling Borough Council

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City workers

Nottingham City (choose date on Eventbrite)

County workers

 

Gedling – 16/01/18

Beeston – 14/02/19

Domestic Violence and Abuse in Same Sex Relationships

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

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, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners, Gedling Borough Council

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City Workers

Nottingham City – (choose date on Eventbrite)

County Workers

11/03/19 – Gedling

Introduction to Additional Risk Considerations for LGBT+ People Experiencing Domestic Abuse

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

It is recommended practice for Nottingham City practitioners to utilize additional risk considerations when risk assessing LGBT+ survivors. The current risk assessment process for all people experiencing domestic abuse is through the DASH RIC (Domestic Abuse Stalking Harassment Risk Indicator Checklist), it is recognized, however, that for some survivors there will be additional risk considerations. This briefing session explores additional risk factors and considerations for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

Learning outcomes

The aims are:

  • To introduce additional risk considerations for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse
  • To explore how these can be utilized alongside the DASH RIC
  • To improve understanding of the needs of LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse

 

Prerequisites

Please note: This session is not a general training on Domestic Abuse in Same-Sex relationships and will assume an understanding of DASH RIC and MARAC. This briefing session will be of most benefit to workers who have already completed Domestic Abuse Training and DASH RIC/ MARAC training or have a prior understanding of DASH RIC and the MARAC process. It will not provide training on DASH RIC specifically.

To access the City MARAC training, please find forthcoming dates and booking information here.

For training to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence and abuse in same-sex relationships more generally, please find available dates here

 

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

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City Workers  

15/03/2019 – Djanogly Learning Trust

Domestic Abuse Offence and Coercive Control

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

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, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners, Newark and Sherwood District Council

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City workers

Djanogly Learning Trust -17/01/19

County workers

Newark – 24/01/19

Ruddington – 18/02/19

Domestic Violence and Counter-Allegations: Self-Defence and Retaliation

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
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Location:
Nottingham City

This briefing is for workers who have experience of working in cases where both people in the relationship have been identified as using violence.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the complexities of working in cases that involve counter-allegations
  • Develop understanding of the concepts of abuse, self-defence and retaliation
  • Learn methods that help to identify who is abusing whom

Prerequisites

None.

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

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City Workers

13/03/19 – Djanogly Learning Trust

County workers 

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Raising Awareness of so-called ‘Honour’-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Price:
FREE for Nottinghamshire County Workers
Date:
24th October 2018
Location:
Ruddington

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This event is for frontline professionals and community workers who want to understand more about Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage. 

Learning outcomes

  • To explore what is meant by the terms ‘honour based abuse’ (HBA) and ‘forced marriage’ (FM)
  • To raise awareness of communities where HBA and FM are prevalent 
  • To examine current legislation 
  • To gain an understanding of the effects of HBA and FM 
  • To inform delegates of appropriate referral pathways and help available 

Prerequisites

None

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

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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, Mansfield

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, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

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City Workers

12/02/19 – Request booking via email

County workers

06/02/2019 – Mansfield

Working with Children and Young People Impacted by Domestic Violence and Abuse

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

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

Learning outcomes

  • Increase practitioners’ understanding and knowledge of domestic violence and abuse and its impacts on children and young people
  • Enable practitioners to provide better support to children and young people; this will include through safety planning, resilience building, exploring coping strategies and protective factors
  • Provide workers with practical tools they can utilise with children and young people who have lived with or are living with domestic violence and abuse
  • Increase workers’ understanding of appropriate referral pathways and signposting

Prerequisites

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners, Gedling Borough Council

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City Workers

22/01/2019 – Djanogly Learning Trust 

County Workers

12/02/19 – Gedling

 

Working with Men Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse

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

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

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

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City Workers

26/02/19 – Nottingham City

County Workers

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