Training and Awareness

We are currently providing training via Zoom and Face-to-Face throughout 21/22

We offer many different training days for practitioners, students, victims & survivors, volunteers and the general community.

Women’s Aid workshops are delivered by qualified and experienced staff.
–  They are currently 2½ hour sessions that anyone can book on to.
–  Each workshop costs £10pp (for larger team/group bookings please email us)
–  Each workshop is accredited with CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

We also deliver some workshops and training days in partnership with NE Lincs Council & Humberside Police which is FREE to some staff and agencies.


The following 2½hr workshops are currently available and have a waiting list
– please email training@womensaidnel.org to enquire

Freedom for Agencies

An overview of our 12 week programme for women and girls; take part in parts of course; see how women feel, what are their fears; listen to stories & experiences; explore how change happens and find out how to make better referrals to the 12 week programme
Thursday 3rd March 2022      9.30am to 12.30pm (3hrs)
Thursday 9th June 2022          1.30pm to 4.30pm (3hrs)

History, Gender, Equality & their impact on Domestic Abuse

Exploring sex ‘v’ gender; how growing up around gender norms impacts on all of us; advertising & media; history of women; classroom gender; how can we create change?

Domestic Abuse Awareness

Covering, what is domestic abuse; types of abuse and behaviours; why do people stay in violent relationships; why don’t they leave?

Understanding Coercive Control

Exploring the definition of coercive control; tactics & behaviours; the power & control wheel; understanding the ever-changing ‘stages’ of control;  includes ‘everyone’s’ role in evidence gathering

DASH & Assessing Risk

Identifying, understanding and how to assess risks; exploring high, medium and low risk cases; safety planning;  experience how the DASH tool is used to measure risk and keep women safe.  This sessions highlights everyone’s role in ensuring risks are managed in order to keep women alive and safe.

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children

This session explores how children are affected when living in homes where there is domestic abuse.

DA & On-Line Safety

How does abuse happen on-line; how are women tracked; how do perpetrators get their info; how can women stay safer on line; internet purchases

Women’s Aid workshops cost £10 per person if joining on set dates
(students, learners, interested individuals)
or £200 for 20 people (staff teams, workplaces, groups, etc)
OR you can join our mailing list (link below) to receive regular information from us

For general practitioner information –  please also see Agency Resources

Awareness Raising

Mailing List – If you would like to join our mailing list to receive future info re training, jobs, DA, fundraising etc; please follow the link to register;

Subscribe to our mailing list here – you only need to do this once

Talks / Awareness Sessions – We can come and talk to your staff team, agency or community group about domestic abuse and tell you what is available locally. Please call Denise on 575757 or email denise@womensaidnel.org

Literature – Safety Planning Books, Posters, Stickers, Leaflets, etc are all available to collect – call Denise on 575757 or email denise@womensaidnel.org

Confidentiality

Always be aware of what you do with the information including what is written down (files, minutes, etc.) and where it is kept; also think about where you are talking and who can overhear the conversation. Never forget the worst case scenario; in this sort of environment – a breach of confidentiality could result in physical harm or the loss of someone’s life!  A victim is at more risk at the time they leave the relationship. Already anxious and worried, the person may never have talked to anyone before. Breaches in confidentiality could prevent them from trusting anyone else enough to seek help again.