VAWDASV Courses

These courses reflect the VAWDASV Specialist Subject Syllabus Areas of the National Training Framework in addition to this we also offer Suicide Awareness and Mental Health Awareness.

 

Child & Adolescent to Parent Violence & Abuse (CAPVA)

Half Day Course

Child & Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA) is the most hidden, misunderstood and stigmatised form of family violence; a pattern of aggressive, abusive and violent acts of a prolonged period of time by children, to their parents.

Front line practitioners report that whilst CAPVA continues to be under-reported, it is rapidly becoming recognized as a prevalent form of domestic abuse impacting families.

This awareness raising session is aimed at all professionals working with children, young people and families. The session will introduce an overview of CAPVA, including supporting learners to recognise the signs and symptoms and consider the impact of CAPVA on young people and adults alike. Learners will be encouraged to consider the wider risk factors and other forms of abuse where CAPVA is occurring within families and will be supported to understand referral and support routes in their day to day practice.

 

Child Sexual Exploitation

Half Day Course

 

Raising awareness of child sexual exploitation, this training will explore the issues around grooming, sexting trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

 

 

Domestic Abuse Awareness including Controlling & Coercive Behaviour

Full or Half Day Course

Available as a full or half day course, this training raises understanding of abuse, enables individuals to recognise the signs of abuse and give practitioners the confidence to know where to signpost those affected for support, as well as responding to any disclosures of abuse appropriately.

Awareness of Coercive & Controlling Behaviour is increasing following the laws implemented in Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 and carrying a maximum sentence of 5 years.

Our course will provide information of what coercive control is and its function within an abusive relationship, the effects and impacts on those who experience it, what types of abuse are involved and how to best support victims and/or refer to specialist services.

The full day course also includes processes such as the DASH RIC (Domestic Abuse Stalking & Harassment Risk Indicator Checklist) and attending a MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) to share information.

 

Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children & Young People

Half Day Course

This course will raise awareness of the complex nature of domestic abuse and develop an understanding of the cycle of abuse. Raising your knowledge of how abusive relationships can affect children and children’s roles and behaviours. We aim to develop your understanding of manipulation and collusion of domestic abuse and the effects on children.

 

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Half Day Course

Explores the legality of FGM in the UK and considers how someone undergoing FGM might be affected both physically and emotionally. This course enables individuals to recognise the signs of FGM and give practitioners the confidence to know where to signpost those affected for support, as well as responding to any disclosures appropriately.

 

Forced Marriage

Half Day Course

This course aims to:

• Provide an understanding of the term ‘Forced Marriage’

• Enable recognition of the signs and how someone might be affected

• Provide information on how risk is assessed and managed

• Give information on forensic processes and what happens after a disclosure

• Explore the ethical framework when disclosed or suspected

• Provide information on legislation

• Provide information on where to signpost individuals for support

 

Honour Based Violence

Half Day Course

This course aims to:

• Provide an understanding of Honour Based Violence (HBV)

• Give information on legislation and policy for HBV

• Provide an understanding of how risk is assessed and managed when HBV is disclosed or suspected

• Provide information on the forensic processes following a disclosure

• Explore the ethical framework used when HBV is disclosed or suspected

• Know how to access support for those affected by HBV

Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery

Half Day Course

Aimed at professionals working with children, young people and adults to raise their understanding of Modern Slavery and the legislation in the UK. The course raises awareness of the impacts of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery providing delegates with increased knowledge and understanding.

The content explores; forms of trafficking, modern slavery and child sexual exploitation and provides an understanding of organisational roles in responding to trafficking/slavery issues.

 

Mental Health Awareness

Half Day Course

Raising the awareness of Mental Health and Mental Illness.  The course will; develop delegates’ knowledge and understanding of poor and good mental health in both self and others, recognise signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and to increase awareness of positive mental health strategies.

 

Suicide Awareness

Half Day Course

Across the world, a person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, which means that 800,000 people a year are dying by suicide.

What prompts a person to take his or her life? No one really knows—experts never get to talk to people who have committed suicide. They can only talk to those who are contemplating suicide or who survive it. By definition, that is a different group.

Suicide is the result of the interaction between many different factors and shouldn’t be attributed to one single cause. The complexity of suicide is why prevention requires the involvement of many different sectors, agencies and services.

 

VAWDASV & Complex Needs

Half Day Course

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Aimed at those working with individuals and professionals, this course provides an introduction to the impact of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) for individuals with co-existing multiple support needs, understanding the importance of anti-discriminatory practice when working with these individuals and how to support them.

The course looks specifically on the impact of mental health, substance misuse, homelessness/housing problems, exploitation, poverty and the criminal justice system.

 

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