Training and Awareness

NOTICE – Corona Virus

WE ARE CURRENTLY PROVIDING TRAINING VIA ZOOM VIDEO LINK

Training and awareness can help workers and individuals understand more about the abuse which then helps everyone to offer better support to victims who may be your clients, patients, service users, family & friends.

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

Women’s Aid Training is currently being delivered via Zoom and hopefully soon, in small groups – qualified and experienced staff  can deliver 2½ hour sessions to you individually or to your staff team or group. 
We also deliver training in partnership with NE Lincs Council and Humberside Police.

The following 2½hr workshops are currently available;
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?
Practitioner Update
Exploring MARAC; Claire’s Law; DVPOs; HBV; Operation Encompass; homicide reviews and much more; also  includes a local services update
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 & Risk Assessments
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
Gender, Equality & DA
Exploring sex ‘v’ gender; how growing up around gender norms impacts on all of us; advertising & media; history of women; classroom gender; what can we do?
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; see how change happens

Women’s Aid workshops cost £200 for 20 people (staff teams, workplaces, groups, etc)
or £10 per person if joining on set dates (students, learners, interested individuals)
Email denise@womensaidnel.org for more information
OR join on mailing list (link below) to receive regular information

For general practitioner information –  please see Agency Resources

Awareness Raising

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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.