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Training Courses

Co-produced and co-delivered with victim-survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA), our training is designed to share our knowledge, built from years of specialist work in the field of DVA.

The course identifies resources and good practice working with women who have experienced DVA, to improve response and practice.

Women’s Health Matters full-day, in-person training has been co-produced and is co-delivered with victims/survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). The training is designed to share our knowledge built from years of specialist work in the field of DVA.

The morning focus is on defining DVA, specifically highlighting ‘less recognised’ forms of abuse, who experiences abuse, (addressing additional vulnerabilities and barriers to accessing support) and typologies of abusers. There is a case study that focuses on the impact of DVA and information given on the updated 2021 DVA Abuse Act.

The afternoon focus is on how to work with people who are experiencing DVA. We share with you the resources and tools we use to identify, record and manage risk.

The course identifies local (Leeds) and national resources and offers good practice ideas by giving ‘Tips & Advice’ from women we’ve supported to help improve your response and practice.

To end the course, we will look at professional self-care and boundaries, and provide opportunities to share your own experiences of good practice and support.

Prerequisites for the course:

This course is for any professional who is currently working with women and families.

You will have some knowledge of DVA, and be aware of the policies and procedures that apply to your role.

The course shares resources you can use with people you support and will provide a range of services that are useful for signposting, referrals, and additional specific resources.

This course runs from 9:30am-4:30pm and is held in person. The Leeds venue address will be given before the event. 

July 1st, 2024

9:30am - 4:30pm

September 13th, 2024

9:30am - 4:30pm

December 4th, 2024

9:30am - 4:30pm

"There was so much relevant information, it was very diverse and covered different people in society."

"It was really powerful to hear from a service user and learn what professionals have done that is helpful and unhelpful. Really great training."

"I thought that the course was really informative and also felt that the trainers delivered the session brilliantly. I feel more confident in supporting my young people"

“I am more aware of specific vulnerabilities and barriers for marginalised groups and what more I can do to support”

“It is amazing to have lived experience on this training”

“It brings the ‘paper story’ that I read all the time to life and fights compassion fatigue”

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