Professional Training Course Outlines:
Domestic Violence Awareness Part 1
Gives some background information and explains the effects domestic violence can have, as well as the role of the health professional.
Domestic Violence Awareness Part 2
Offers reasons for why women stay, and explains the effects on children, Post Traumatic Stress,the myths about domestic violence and key messages as well as peer coaching.
Individual self-assessment of behaviour in challenging situations, differentiation between assertion and non-assertion and aggression, managing anger and impact of thought is explored. Includes role-plays.
Develops awareness, explains domestic violence services, as well as legal, benefit and housing options, develops call management and counselling. Includes role-plays.
Review meetings, explores leadership, individual empowerment and group dynamics, as well as potential feelings of women and staff. Includes role-plays.
Individual assessment and support
What is an assessment and support policy, guidelines for assessing needs of women and children and setting goals based on needs and risk assessment
Training for Health professionals
Understanding domestic violence: nature, effects, issues, routine enquiry, documentation response to disclosure, services and referral pathways, supervision and support, policy and procedures.
The first session, external safety, confidentiality, pacing, being non-judgmental, containment, safety assessment and planning, relationship issues for a woman dealing with effects of domestic violence, challenges for the worker developing a relationship with women, guidelines for building/ maintaining an effective working relationship.
How to deal with: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Intrusive memories and flashbacks
• Numbing and avoidance, including dissociation and substance use
• Anxiety, fear or arousal
• Low self-esteem – mental and physical
• Sleeping difficulties
• Self harm and suicidal thoughts
Caring for the Carers
The day covers strategies to empower workers to identify and manage the effects of PTSD to protect their own well-being while offering more effective support to women.
Mental Health and Domestic Violence Basic Training
The psychological impacts of domestic violence, assessing mental health, issues around disclosure, strengths, achievements and coping strategies, post-traumatic stress, complex post-traumatic stress and the role of the GP and mental health.th
Depression, self-harm, suicidal ideas and attempts, managing anger, serious mental health issues and the law, mental health services, good practice guidelines, referral pathways and partnership work, action plans and managing your own mental health.
Parenting and Children in the context of Domestic Violence
The impact of domestic violence on children, creating a safe environment for children to talk, giving children information and options, exercises to use with groups of children, challenges to parenting in the context of living with violence, supporting a women toward healthy and safeparenting after domestic violence.
Training for trainers
This one day course is designed to equip trainers with experience in the domestic violence sector to facilitate a one day training package on domestic violence awareness, which can be adapted to meet the needs of multiple agencies.
‘the powerful effect you had on everyone present – both by the material you brought, and by the helpful and sensitive way in which you helped us to hear and begin to understand. I am still fielding people’s calls and positive desires for action in the wake of your visit’.
Thank you again so much for such an inspiring speech. You should read the evaluation forms – everyone thought you were fantastic…thank you so much. It was truly inspirational and I know many people there got a great deal out of the session. One evaluation form said it was the best study day they had ever attended in a 14 year career!
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Understanding domestic violence
Post-traumatic stress: The psychological effects of domestic violence
Flashbacks and Intrusive memories
Avoidance and Numbing (including substance use)
Anxiety, fear and arousal
Sleeping difficulties including Deep Relaxation
Managing grief and loss
Physical self-esteem – reclaiming and liking my body
Assertion Definitions and consequences
Parenting children in a family experiencing domestic violence
Making sense: the meaning of domestic violence