Eve Training and ConsultancyEve - Domestic Abuse Training and Consultancy for Business and Individuals

Training & Consultancy

for business and individuals

With our expertise, we provide training and consultancy services on matters relating to domestic abuse to a wide range of professionals and organisations who work with victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence. We can design training workshops, programmes and events for any size of group.  We can support any level of learner including:

  • new staff
  • volunteers
  • managers and HR professionals
  • practitioners and clinicians
  • frontline staff working in domestic abuse
  • private sector business professionals

We can also deliver group work programmes for women, children and families. We are able train other organisations to deliver such programmes themselves. Consultancy is available for managers or new organisations setting up a domestic abuse service or delivering recovery programmes for families

Who can benefit?

Anyone working, studying or interested in the field of domestic abuse can benefit from our training, including:

  • specialist domestic abuse practitioners
  • police
  • children centre staff
  • social workers
  • teachers
  • GPs and healthcare practitioners and staff
  • family support workers
  • charities
  • private businesses

How does it work?

Our training sessions are interactive. The courses are delivered on either a half-day or full-day training capacity. The ‘half-day’ training courses cover an overview of the specific subject area while the ‘full-day‘ training courses allow sufficient time for discussions, group exercises, case study analysis and video clip presentations

The courses can be provided to teams or groups in-house or at your location of preference. This is a more cost-effective option for organisations that have more than eight attendees. The courses can be accessed by individuals when advertised as an open course.

We can also work with organisations to create bespoke courses of different lengths to meet their specific needs. We provide consultancy for organisations  looking into developing policies and strategies to tackle domestic abuse.

Our individual training and consultancy services are reasonably priced.

Meet our Training Co-ordinator

April Ventour Griffiths  has an experience spanning over 25 years of Training, Personal Development, Women’s Motivational Coaching, Academic Coaching and Mentoring. She has worked in the communities of London and Northampton managing projects including SRB5, Tackling Race Inequality Fund (TRIF), Supporting Women Back to Work with Northamptonshire Women’s Network and looking at The Impact of Domestic Abuse for BME women in Northampton with the Sunflower Centre.

She is a passionate advocate for women’s health and wellbeing, a broadcaster on women’s issues with N-Live Radio based in Northampton. She consistently encourages women to work on their self-esteem and confidence. She has experience of working in domestic abuse service provision and FGM. She has successfully developed and rolled out Honour Based Abuse (HBA) Training Programme which focuses on empowering professionals working in culturally diverse communities to  understand  and recognise HBA

Our Courses

Understanding Domestic Abuse

Understanding Domestic Abuse

Half or 1-Day Course

This course provides an overview of the dynamics of domestic abuse and it’s suitable to those with no previous formal training in Domestic Abuse or those requiring a refresher on the subject. It is an introductory course packed with lots of information, some interactive exercises and a short video clip. It is suitable as a starter for non front-line staff who need a basic understanding of this subject.

The 1-Day option allows for deeper exploration of the individual topics, more discussion around various case studies and video presentations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Awareness of definition and behaviours recognised as domestic abuse and honour-based violence in the UK.
  • Basic understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships
  • Understand the basic impact of domestic abuse on victims/survivors of all ages
  • Increased ability to identify domestic abuse indicators and ask the question
  • Awareness of basic assessment processes and referral pathways for domestic abuse victims
  • Capacity to be part of an effective multi-agency response to domestic abuse at a local and community level.

This Course Can be Tailored for Your Setting

We can adapt this course to promote Domestic Abuse Awareness in your setting after discussion with the manager booking the training and on receipt of any DA policies and procedures already being used in the agency. The aim is to make the training relevant to those attending in their varied roles. The longer the session, the more relevant in-depth information and discussion is possible and the more interactive the session can be towards creating an opportunity to develop new ways of working to respond to the issue more effectively.

Learning Aims:

  • Attendees will understand the definition of domestic abuse and some relevant statistics
  • Attendees will understand the basic dynamics of abusive relationships
  • Attendees will gain an insight into the impact of DA in the lives of their specific client group and in their setting e.g patients, children, young people and parents, members of the public, families
  • Attendees will gain some skills to respond effectively, ask questions effectively, conduct basic risk assessment and offer signposting to specialist services or programmes
  • Awareness of current police reporting of DA incidents involving children to the agency where appropriate
  • Attendees will consider ways to implement improved responses within their agency

Next training date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Time: 9.30 AM – 1:00 PM

Advanced Domestic Abuse

Advanced Domestic Abuse

Half or 1-Day Course

This course follows on from the Basic training and offers more in depth consideration of the dynamics of abusive relationships. It also has time for more interactive exercises, videos and case studies using the DASH process. Suitable for those who have completed Basic training and are working frontline, managing frontline staff working with people in any setting, or need a slightly deeper understanding of the issues. The longer time allows for more in depth understanding through videos, new theories, discussion and implementation of learning in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deepen awareness of the dynamics of DA
  • Understand some of the psychological impact
  • Consider briefly the needs of children and young people
  • Understand some victim responses
  • Offender behaviour and motivations
  • Consider the possibilities for change in victim behaviour
  • Complete a Risk Assessment using the DASH Form

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children & Young People

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children & Young People

Half or 1-Day Course

This course covers the various impacts of domestic abuse on children and young people

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the needs of children and young people
  • Understand the various effects of domestic abuse on children and young people
  • Learn related statistics
  • Gain an overview of the effects of domestic abuse on parenting capacity
  • Understand our response to children and young people exposed to domestic abuse

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Personal and Professional Boundaries

Personal and Professional Boundaries Training Workshop

Half-Day Workshop

This half day workshop encourages managers, staff and volunteers working with adults and families in any agency, to challenge their own boundaries, set clear professional boundaries and ensure organisations have policies and procedures to support their staff in this. The training will work with agency’s own policies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Trainees will have considered their personal boundaries and how this impacts their life.
  • Trainees will have considered and challenged their motivations for their work with their client group.
  • To appreciate the need and value of appropriate professional boundaries in their setting
  • To understand and be ready to comply with the organisations professional boundaries policy and procedures.

Personal Safety and Lone Working

Personal Safety and Lone Working

Half-Day Course

This course is designed to assist staff and volunteers supporting adults who are or could be victims of domestic abuse. The course can be easily adapted also for those working frontline with all groups of adults or families, with potentially challenging behaviour. The session is interactive and considers the policies of the given agency.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Staff and volunteers will be more aware of the dynamics of potential risky situations and people.
  • Staff and volunteers will feel more confident in recognising personal risk.
  • Staff and volunteers will be enabled to respond more effectively to de escalate potentially risky situations.
  • Staff and volunteers will be aware of company policy and procedure regarding personal risk and lone working , and will recognise the value of adhering to this at all times.

Honour Based Abuse

Honour Based Abuse

Half or 1-Day Workshop

These courses are designed for those working frontline or in contact with potential victims of Honour Based Abuse from specialist agencies or universal services. Ideally trainees should at least have completed Domestic Abuse training, in order to understand the context for HBA. The sessions will be interactive and challenging. The level of knowledge understanding and implantation will depend on the length of the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of all aspects of HBA including honour abuse and killings, Forced Marriage, (and FGM where required).
  • Recognise specific cultural abuse within different ethnic groups
  • Have gained an awareness of the extent of HBA in the UK
  • Know how to ask the question safely
  • Know how to assess risk safely and refer for specialist support

Domestic Abuse Training For Churches

1-Day Course

This course is specifically designed to equip the Church to deal appropriately with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It includes scriptural references on domestic abuse.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the various types of domestic abuse

Understand the patterns of abusive behaviour

Understand how to support victims of domestic abuse in the church

Understand the impacts of domestic abuse

For more information and to book this training, please send an email to: trainingadmin@eveda.org.uk