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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, 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 Joint Commissioners, Nottingham College

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City workers

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

 

County workers

18/02/20 – Kirkby-in-Ashfield

10/03/20 – Beeston

25/03/20 – Kirkby-in-Ashfield

 

 

Domestic Abuse and Suicide

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
17/03/20
Location:
Nottingham City

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Learning outcomes

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.

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

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Domestic Homicide Learnings and Outcomes

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
20/03/20
Location:
Nottingham City

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Learning outcomes

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.

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

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

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
17/03/20
Location:
Nottingham City

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It is recommended practice for Nottingham City practitioners to utilize additional risk considerations when risk assessing LGBT+ survivor 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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Domestic Violence and Counter-Allegations: Self-Defence and Retaliation

Price:
FREE for Nottingham City workers
Date:
19/03/20
Location:
Nottingham City

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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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Domestic Abuse Offence and Coercive Control

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

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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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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, Newark, Worksop, 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, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners, Bassetlaw District Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council

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City Workers

12/02/20 – Request booking via email

02/06/20 – Request booking via email  

02/09/20 – Request booking via email  

22/09/20 – Request booking via email  

12/01/21 – Request booking via email  

11/03/21 – Request booking via email  

County workers

24/02/20 – Newark

23/03/20 – Worksop

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

Price:
FREE for Nottinghamshire City Workers
Date:
05/03/20
Location:
Nottingham City

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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

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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:
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

Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

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City Workers

No Available Dates

County Workers

18/03/20 – Ruddington 

 

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

Nottingham City – choose date on Eventbrite

County Workers