Latest Equation training dates – domestic abuse

Spaces are filling up fast, but we still have a few places on the following URDVAs for County workers (excluding City). Please click on link below to book.

County Workers

17/01/17 – Keyworth

25/01/17 – Retford

07/03/17 – Selston

There are also the following CDVs for County workers (excluding City). Please click on link below to book.

09/02/17 – Retford

14/03/17 – Selston

Additionally, here are some new City and County MARAC dates:

City Workers

04/05/17 – Request booking via email

05/07/17 – Request booking via email

06/09/17 – Request booking via email

08/11/17 – Request booking via email

06/12/17 – Request booking via email

County workers

12/06/17 – Newark

 

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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, Keyworth, Retford, Selston

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 victims 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: Good Practice Guidelines for Working with Male Perpetrators of DV; Working with Children and Young People Impacted by Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Prerequisites: None

City Workers

Nottingham City (choose date on Eventbrite)

County Workers

17/01/17 – Keyworth

25/01/17 – Retford

07/03/17 – Selston

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

 

Challenging Domestic Violence: Good Practice Guidelines for Working with Male Perpetrators

Price: FREE to Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County workers

Date: Choose from a range of dates when booking online

Location: Nottingham City, Retford, Selston

This one-day course is for workers and volunteers from all sectors who want to understand why abusive men perpetrate domestic violence. It will help you respond safely to perpetrators you may meet in day-to-day working life.

Learning outcomes

  • Increased understanding of the reasons why abusive men perpetrate domestic violence
  • Improved understanding of good practice for working with perpetrators, including safe practice and the risk of collusion
  • Increased understanding of appropriate referral pathways for perpetrators and the importance of support for survivors

Prerequisites:

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse

City Workers

Nottingham City (choose date on Eventbrite)

County Workers

09/02/17 – Retford

14/03/17 – Selston

Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

 

Working With Men Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse

Price: FREE for Nottingham City workers

Date: 7th January, 2017

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

City Workers

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Funded By

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

 

Working with Children and Young People Impacted by DV and Abuse

Price: FREE for Nottingham City workers

Date: 25 January, 2017

Location: Nottingham City

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

City Workers

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Funded By

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

 

Domestic Violence and Abuse in Same Sex Relationships

Price: FREE for Nottingham City workers

Date: 30 January, 2017

Location: Nottingham City

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.

City Workers

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Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

 

Introduction to the Impact of Rape and Sexual Violence

Price: FREE for Nottingham City workers

Date: 2nd March, 2017

Location: Nottingham City

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This course has been developed for professionals working in the sector and will be delivered by Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Centre. The course is designed to increase understanding of the impact of rape and sexual violence; to better understand the law and consent; to challenge myths and stereotypes; to increase knowledge and confidence when working with this client group.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the law and consent
  • Increase knowledge and confidence when working with survivors
  • Increase understanding of the impact of rape and sexual violence

Prerequisites: None

City Workers

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Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

 

Raising Awareness of ‘Honour’- based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Price: FREE to Nottingham City workers

Date: 23rd January, 2017

Location: Nottingham City

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This event is designed to raise awareness and understanding of ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage, its impact and how to respond safely and effectively. The event will be delivered jointly by expert representatives from Women’s Aid Integrated Services and Nottinghamshire Police.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what is meant by the terms ‘honour-based abuse’ (HBA) and ‘forced marriage’ (FM)
  • Recognise the communities where HBA and FM are prevalent
  • Gain an awareness of current legislation
  • Improve understanding of the effects of HBA and FM
  • Gain information about appropriate referral pathways and help available

Prerequisites: None

City Workers

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Funded by

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

 

MARAC – Briefing

Price: FREE for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County workers

Date: Choose from a range of available dates when booking online

Location: Nottingham City, Newark

This three-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

  • Enable professionals to understand how to use the DASH risk assessment to support survivors of domestic abuse
  • To inform professionals what a MARAC is and how to feed in and contribute effectively
  • To increase participants’ confidence in asking about the presence of domestic abuse in a sensitive manner
  • To increase participants’ confidence in responding appropriately to disclosures of domestic abuse
  • To increase participants’ knowledge of specialist domestic abuse services
  • To identify principles of good practice in communicating about possible domestic abuse
  • Respond appropriately to domestic abuse

Prerequisites: None

City Workers

04/05/17 – Request booking via email

05/07/17 – Request booking via email

06/09/17 – Request booking via email

08/11/17 – Request booking via email

06/12/17 – Request booking via email

Funded by:

Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

County workers

12/06/17 – Newark

Funded by

Nottinghamshire County Joint Commissioners

 

Guidance for Family Law Solicitors-Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse

Price: £130 per delegate

Date: 1st March, 2017

Location: Nottingham City

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One in four women will be abused by a partner, ex or family member at some point in their lives. This course will enable Family Law Solicitors to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and understand the potential impacts on your clients. Learn to provide an effective response to your clients and support their health and wellbeing, whilst also enhancing the business profile of your organisation.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the different aspects of domestic violence and abuse, including coercive control
  • Uncover the myths and stereotypes about domestic abuse
  • Develop your ability to recognise that domestic abuse is happening
  • Increase understanding of the experience and impact of living with domestic abuse, including for children
  • Possible impacts of living with domestic abuse on a client
  • Examine the reasons why people stay and return to abusive relationships
  • Communication skills, including asking about domestic violence
  • Develop skills in responding appropriately and safely to disclosures
  • Improve your understanding of risk in relation to domestic abuse
  • Learn the appropriate referral pathways

Much of the focus is on women and children’s experience of abuse from male perpetrators. However, many of the tools are applicable to anyone living with domestic violence and abuse. Training will be delivered by experts from Equation, Nottingham’s primary provider of domestic abuse response training for workers.

Prerequisites: None

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