Professional Training Course Outlines:

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 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.

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Assertion  

 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.

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Help-line Skills

 Develops awareness, explains domestic violence services, as well as legal, benefit and  housing options, develops call management and counselling. Includes role-plays.

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House Meetings 

 Review meetings, explores leadership, individual empowerment and group dynamics, as  well as potential feelings of women and staff. Includes role-plays.

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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

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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.

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Counselling skills                                                                       

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.

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Advanced Counselling                                                      

   How to deal with: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Intrusive memories and flashbacks 
      • Numbing and avoidance, including dissociation and substance use 
      • Anxiety, fear or arousal 
      • Depression 
      • Anger 
      • Grief 
      • Low self-esteem – mental and physical 
      • Sleeping difficulties 
      • Self harm and suicidal thoughts

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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.

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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

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Advanced Training                                                                 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Feedback:                                                                                

 ‘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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Contact:                                                                                 

Roxane Agnew-Davies:                  E-mail:roxane@dvtltd.com

                                                                    Mob:    0797 495 2313

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Womens' courses:

Understanding domestic violence

Post-traumatic stress: The psychological effects of domestic violence

Flashbacks and Intrusive memories

Avoidance and Numbing (including substance use)

Anger

Depression

Anxiety, fear and arousal

Sleeping difficulties including Deep Relaxation

Managing grief and loss

Self-esteem

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

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