Training

The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence; one of our objectives is to provide training sessions to improve the quality of those services and to support them to sustain that level.

Support services are provided by Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), Imkaan, Rights of Women, Respect, Women and Girls Network (WGN).


“The training was brilliant, especially the combination between theory and practical tools. It was just useful because we could tailor it to our own organisations


All the training sessions provided by Ascent are subject to eligibility of your organisation and availability; for more information please follow the link provided for each training session or contact the delivery partner directly.


Adolescent to Parent Violence

Expert-led Training delivered by Respect

5 September, 9:45-16:00, Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EA

Course overview:

This course aims to increase participants’ awareness of the dynamics of adolescent to parent violence, and explores current models of work, risk factors and common patterns of behaviour linked to this issue. The course gives special consideration to the difficulties that frontline workers may face when engaging with families.

What will I learn?

Participants will gain an understanding of adolescent to parent violence and how to respond to this dynamics. The course aims to ensure participants:

  • Learn about adolescent to parent violence background theory and sector statistics
  • Understand the dynamics and contexts of adolescent to parent violence
  • Understand patterns of abusive behaviour using family case studies
  • Learn how to identify and manage risk when working with adolescent to parent violence
  • Understand the barriers and approaches used to engage with young people and parents in relation to this issue
  • Learn about current service provision, developing practice and referral pathways.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is aimed at:

  • Professionals who work with young people or families, i.e. social workers, Cafcass officers, youth offending teams, etc.
  • Sector workers who want to increase their knowledge of adolescents who use violence.

To register, please click here.


Women Using Violence and Abuse in Intimate Relationships

Expert-led Training delivered by Respect

12 September, 9:45-16:00, Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EA
Course overview:

It is important to recognise that when women use violence and abuse in intimate partner relationships, gender informed responses are needed for effective interventions. This course aims to teach participants about the categories that are often most applicable to women using violence, and the gender informed responses that frontline workers can apply to these cases.

What will I learn?

Participants will learn how to address women’s use of violence and how this differs to men’s abusive behaviour. This course will aim to ensure participants:

  • Develop knowledge and  understanding of the ways women use intimate partner violence, including gendered differences
  • Understand how to identify women who use violence and abuse, and the dangers of incorrect identification
  • Develop ways of identifying who is doing what to whom and with what consequences
  • Develop skills in assessing the risks from and to women who use intimate partner violence
  • Gain skills in responding appropriately to women who use intimate partner violence.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Practitioners working with, or intending to work with, women who use violence
  • Sector workers who want to improve their understanding of the difference between men and women’s abusive behaviour
  • Professionals with a basic understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and abuse.

To register, please click here.


Introduction to Commissioning

Sustainability Training delivered by Women’s Resource Centre

13 September, London N7 9DP

Who’s it for?
Women’s organisations and projects who want to learn more about: competitive tendering; what commissioners are looking for; improve their bid writing skills and improve their abilities to secure funding from public sector commissioners by submitting improved bids

What’s it about?
In this increasingly difficult economic climate it is essential that women’s organisations are equipped with a thorough understanding of the commissioning process and knowledge of what commissioners are looking for. This short, introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to meet commissioners’ requirements and standards when submitting bids. Our trainer has experience of both sides of the commissioning process and will share her knowledge and expertise to support your organisation to become more financially resilient.

What will I take away?

  • An understanding of the competitive tendering process
  • An understanding of commissioners’ perspective and focus
  • Tips for writing a strong and clear proposal
  • Increased knowledge of commissioning and procurement
  • Increased knowledge of how your organisation can potentially become more financially sound and efficient

For more information and to register, please click here.


Cross Cultural Working with Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Expert-led Training delivered by Respect

18 September, 9:45-16:00, Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EA

Course overview:
This course challenges participants’ understanding of culture through self-reflection and experiential learning. The course aims to teach participants how to work with and understand culture, how to recognise and address the biases that can feed into practice, and how to overcome the barriers that can prevent effective work with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.

Who’s it for?

  • Practitioners working with victims/survivors
  • Practitioners working with perpetrators
  • Sector workers who want to understand the impact culture has on those affected by domestic violence and abuse
  • Professionals with a basic understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and abuse

What will I take away?

Participants will learn how to work with and understand different cultures, and how culture feeds into practice. The course aims to increase acceptance and help participants to:

  • Understand the concerns and difficulties related to working cross culturally in domestic violence intervention work
  • Explore the relationship between culture and other factors influencing clients’ use and justifications for domestic violence.
  • Understand how being aware of culture can reduce the potential for collusion and victim blaming unintentionally.
  • Practice motivating clients to choose to change their dangerous and abusive behaviours while supporting their right to maintain a sense of cultural identity
  • Develop appropriate and holistic response pathways which respect clients’ right to a cultural identity.

To register, please click here.


Finances for Joint Projects and Consortia

Sustainability training delivered by Women’s Resource Centre

27 September, London N7 9DP

Who is it for?
Organisations working with those affected by VAWG who want to find out more about finances in joint projects and consortia.

What’s it about?
The course is geared toward applying practical knowledge necessary in relating recognised financial concepts for financial decision making in consortium.
The course is developed to make better use of different financial formulas, such as, cost allocation, activity-based costing systems, joint costs and break even analysis.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Use and apply activity-based costing to services or products
• Allocate joint costs of multi-purpose activities
• Identify the steps involved in the design and implementation of activity-based costing systems,
• Practice break-even analysis
• Prepare a break even budget for consortium bids
• Monitoring of consortium budget against expenditure

What will I take away?
Improved understanding of allocating joint costs with multi-purpose activities being comfortable developing and monitoring financial progress against a consortium budget.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Partnership – All You Need to Know

Sustainability training delivered by Women’s Resource Centre

18 October, London N7 9DP

Who is it for?
Organisations that are already in a partnership or have a partnership in mind.

What’s it about?
This course will provide guidance on how and why organisations may want to work in partnership and on how to identify potential partnerships as well as learning about what makes successful partnerships. It will also consider the different structures a partnership might take and experience of drawing up a partnership agreement. The course has a very practical focus and will enable participants to explore in some detail some of the challenges that may arise, particularly in relation to smaller organisations partnering with larger ones. This course also offers a range of tools for successful partnerships including risk assessment, defining clear roles and responsibilities, legal requirements and exit strategy.

What will I take away?
– Practical tips for creating meaningful partnerships
– Understanding how partnerships work
– Understanding the different structures a partnership can take
– Understanding the causes of interpersonal conflicts and how to solve them
– Templates and tools for partnership agreements; agreeing partnership strategy; identifying why and with whom you might want to partner; key issues to consider when deciding to partner; solving challenges that may arise in partnership work

For more information and to register, please click here.


Train the Trainer

Sustainability training delivered by Women’s Resource Centre

25 October, London N7 9DP

This course aims to increase participants’ skill and confidence when delivering training sessions in their organisations.

Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • State the essential steps needed to plan and deliver an effective training session
  • List the key learning styles and a variety of ways to cater for them during training
  • State different presentation methods which can be utilised for a training session
  • Recognise a variety of difficult situations which can arise in training sessions and state a number of different ways to deal with those situations

The program for the day will be as follows:

9:15am – arrivals

9:30am – Welcome, ground rules and personal aims

Training: The benefits and challenges
Learning styles: Working with different learning styles

Break

Learning Styles (continued)
Presentation styles and skills

12:45pm – lunch

Effective training: Achieving your aims
Effective training: Planning, organising, preparation

Break

Dealing with challenges
Tips
Action planning and evaluation

4:30pm – End of day.

To find out more and to register, please click here.