Training

Support services to organisations:

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).

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.


Seminars


Accredited Trainings

Training – Gender Responsive trauma Focused Approach for Engagin Women’s Recovery from Sexual Violence

Organisation: Women and Girls Network

Date: December 14 and 15 December 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 4:30PM

Location: Central London

Aim

This FREE two day accredited course aims to build on practitioners existing skills and knowledge, following best practice protocols for effective engagement to support women’s recovery from sexual violence.

About this course

This course will use theoretical constructs from gender analysis perspectives on sexual violence, to examine prevalence, definitions, challenge popularist attitudes and views towards sexual violence from a trauma focused approach. This will involve the exploration of neurobiology of trauma responses to contextualise the range, depth and trauma symptomology and the ensuing legacy of sexual violence. The course will also introduce strength and evidence based approaches to working holistically, with women who have experienced sexual violence, from a culturally relevant perspective. The programme will also include specialist information from Rights of Women on the legal frameworks in relation to sexual violence.

How to apply

We will be opening up the application to register your interest via Eventbrite in September 2017 please note that by registering your interest will not guarantee you a place on the course as spaces are limited. Once you register we will contact only those who have been offered a place. We will also be requesting attendees to complete a Manager Agreement form.

Please also note that we may close registration if the course is over subscribed.


Expert Led Training

Training – Better Engagement with Domestic Abuse Perpetrators

Organisation: Respect

Date: Monday 4 September 2017

Time: 09:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Old Street

Register: complete our online booking form

  1. Explore ways to identify perpetrators of domestic abuse
  2. Practice how to make appropriate referrals to other agencies upon identification
  3. Explored the dynamics of why perpetrators use violence and abuse
  4. Practiced using tools to assess the risk posed by the perpetrator to (ex)partner and children
  5. Explored techniques for initial motivational work with perpetrators to help explore their use of violence
  6. Compared the differences between empathic and collusive working with domestic abuse perpetrators.

Aim

This one day course is for practitioners who come into contact with perpetrators of Domestic Abuse– such as social workers, Cafcass officers, health workers, substance misuse workers, relationship counsellors. It is also suitable for people working mainly with victims but wanting to understand more about perpetrators.

This training is provided for practitioners across London and spaces are restricted to ensure all boroughs benefit proportionally from this provision.

Objective

  1. Explore ways to identify perpetrators of domestic abuse
  2. Practice how to make appropriate referrals to other agencies upon identification
  3. Explored the dynamics of why perpetrators use violence and abuse
  4. Practiced using tools to assess the risk posed by the perpetrator to (ex)partner and children
  5. Explored techniques for initial motivational work with perpetrators to help explore their use of violence
  6. Compared the differences between empathic and collusive working with domestic abuse perpetrators.

Training – Cross cultural working in domestic violence interventions with perpetrators

Organisation: Respect

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017

Time: 09:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Old Street

Register: Complete our online form

Aim

This course is specifically designed for any practitioner who regularly comes into contact with domestic violence perpetrators, or for those who work primarily with victims and want to explore how to work through the connections and tensions between culture and domestic violence.

This training is provided for practitioners across London and spaces are restricted to ensure all boroughs benefit proportionally from this provision.

Objective

  1. To explore what is meant by “culture” and what we mean by our own cultural identity
  2. To identify how culture and domestic violence are connected, for us and for our clients
  3. To explore the relationship between culture and other factors influencing clients’ use and justifications for domestic violence
  4. To explore participants’ concerns and difficulties in working cross culturally in domestic violence intervention work
  5. To identify how culture can be used as an excuse for domestic violence, by clients, their partners and others, and the challenges this presents to practitioners, including the potential to collude with woman blaming unintentionally
  6. To explore ways of supporting clients to maintain a sense of cultural identity whilst choosing to change those ways of behaving which are dangerous or abusive to others
  7. To develop clear routes of working with clients in ways which respect their right to cultural identity and also challenge expressions of culture as justifications for abuse
  8. To practice ways of working with these complexities in our clients’ lives

Training – Working with male victims of domestic violence

Organisation: Respect

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017

Time: 09:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Old Street

Register: Complete our online form.

Aim

This one day course accompanies the Respect toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence, which is provided as the handout to participants. It has been delivered to hundreds of practitioners around the UK and draws on the lessons from practice, policy, research and the monitoring of calls to the Men’s Advice Line for male victims.

This course is suitable for anyone working with or intending to work with male victims of domestic violence. This training is provided for practitioners across London and spaces are restricted to ensure all boroughs benefit proportionally from this provision.

Objectives

  1. To revise various definitions and terms used in describing and responding to domestic violence
  2. To provide and develop knowledge and understanding of the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women’s experiences
  3. To develop understanding of categories of men who present as victims – value of correct identification and dangers of incorrect identification
  4. To provide and develop ways of identifying who is doing what to whom and with what consequences, using the simple assessment process and Respect model of categories of clients
  5. To explore referral pathways and support following identification
  6. To gain & reinforce skills in responding appropriately to male victims

Training – Restoring Resilience

Organisation: Women and Girls Network

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 4:30PM

Location: Central London

Aim

This course aims to enable participants to explore the process of resilience and gain strategies for the development and enhancement of resilience.

About this course

This FREE expert led one day workshop, will explore ways to empower clients recovery from the trauma of gendered violence. The day will provide an overview of resilience and other self-protective factors to enable clients to uncover strengths, and tap into their internal power base and restore control in life. The content is underpinned by strengths and evidence based theory, integrating contemporary clinical models from CBT, Positive Psychology and Narrative Therapy.

How to apply

We will be opening up the application  to register your interest via Eventbrite  in September 2017. Please note that by registering your interest  will  not guarantee  you a place on  the  course as spaces are limited. Once you register we will contact only those who have been offered a place.


Sustainablility Training 

Training – Introduction to Finance Planning

Organisation: Women’s Resource Centre

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Women’s Resource Centre, United House, London, N7 9DP

Register: here

What is it about?

This training uses practical exercises to focus on your organisation and the financial documents you need. The course will give you the knowledge and tools to understand and develop the following financial information:

  • Balance sheet
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Profit and loss accounts
  • Full cost recovery budget
  • Break even point

This training gives you the skills to create the documents needed in the financial sections of a business plan, calculate your breakeven point and ensure full cost recovery.

What will I take away?

  • Knowledge and skills to develop financial documents
  • Templates to prepare financial plans
  • Training workbook with information and guidance on finance
  • Tools and resources to help you develop financial documents
This course is FUNDED for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence

Training – Partnership: Getting off to a good start

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Women’s Resource Centre, United House, London, N7 9DP

Register: here

Who’s it for?
Organisations new to thinking strategically about partnerships that want to know how to get started with identifying and developing them.

Module 1

This module looks into why as an organisation, you would want to develop a partnership and identify potential partnerships.

What will I take away?

• A tool to identify for what and with whom you might want to partner

• Key issues to consider when deciding to partner

Module 2

In module 2 you will learn about what makes successful partnerships and practical tools to get partnerships off to a good start.

What will I take away?

• Practical tips for creating meaningful partnerships.

This course is FUNDED for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence