Training and events

Training, e-learning and other events

The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership and some partner agencies offer training to public agency and voluntary sector professionals working within the domestic abuse field.

Webinars and online training

25 November 2020: Impact of domestic abuse on children

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse & HSCP. 13:30 – 15:00.  Free.

Learning objectives:

  1. To increase understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on children, including physical and emotional impacts, and recognising DA as an ACE (adverse childhood experience).
  2. To enable professionals to know how to respond to disclosures or suspicions that a child has witnessed or experienced domestic abuse
  3. To have an awareness of specialist support available to children witnessing DA & how to refer to appropriate services, including safeguarding responsibilities.

25 November 2020: An Introduction to Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse & HSCP.  13:30 – 15:00.  Free

Learning objectives:

  1. To understand what constitutes child to parent violence / adolescent to parent abuse and how they link to domestic abuse
  2. To understand how to respond and support the parent and child who are living with CPV/APV and abuse, including acknowledgement of the difficulties parents face in reporting APV
  3. Develop an awareness of the impact of APV on the parent and CYP
  4. To recognise the links between ACE’s and CPV/APV
  5. To be aware of sources of support and how to signpost to support

25 November 2020: Facebook Live Question and Answer Session on White Ribbon Day 2020

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. 19:00-20:00.

Please join our CEO, alongside some of our management team as we host a Facebook Live Question and Answer session on White Ribbon Day 2020, Wednesday 25th at 7pm to start our 16 Days of Activism.

1 December 2020: Recognising Domestic Abuse Affecting Older People

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. Free. 11:00 – 12:30

Domestic Abuse affects all regardless of age, and yet victims aged 60+ are less likely to seek support. This can be due to generational attitudes towards domestic abuse, lack of sufficient support that addresses the needs of elder clients, lack of accessible routes to support for elder victims , and underreporting of crimes, additional vulnerabilities such as isolation, disability and dependency which may be exacerbated by the age of the victim.

1 December 2020: Recognising Domestic Abuse Affecting Older People

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. Free. 14:00 – 15:30

Domestic Abuse affects all regardless of age, and yet victims aged 60+ are less likely to seek support. This can be due to generational attitudes towards domestic abuse, lack of sufficient support that addresses the needs of elder clients, lack of accessible routes to support for elder victims, and underreporting of crimes, additional vulnerabilities such as isolation, disability and dependency which may be exacerbated by the age of the victim.

2 December 2020: An introduction on how to engage with perpetrators of domestic abuse

Provided by: The Hampton Trust & HSCP.  Time 09:30 – 11:00.  Free.

Learning objectives are:

  • To increase understanding of how to conduct conversations in a manner that will encourage support to be accessed
  • To give participants an introduction to motivational interviewing, trauma informed practice and rolling with resistance.
  • To enable professionals to know how to respond to disclosures or suspicions of abusive behaviour and respond appropriately
  • To have an awareness of specialist support available to perpetrators of domestic abuse and referral pathways

2 December 2020: Harmful Cultural Practices – online workshop

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. Free. 14:00 – 16:00

As part of our White Ribbon Day & 16 Days of Action, we are holding a workshop in which we will talk about the experiences of domestic abuse among members of the BAME community, including exploring potential barriers and types of abuse.

4 December 2020: Understanding Economic Abuse

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. Free. 10:00 – 11:00

8 December 2020: '8 days a week': A snapshot report on the precariousness of LGBT+ domestic abuse services

Provided by CRiVA (Durham University) with Catherine Donovan and Kate Butterby.  13:00-14:00. Free.

In this webinar, Professor Catherine Donovan and Dr Kate Butterby will share findings from their recent research on the LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Sector. The report from this project has recently been published here.

6 January 2021: An Introduction to the impact of domestic abuse on children under 10 years old

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse & HSCP. 09:30 – 11:00.  Free.

Learning objectives are:

  1. To recognise the difficulties for parents experiencing domestic abuse and how these impact on their ability to parent
  2. Explore the difficulties for victims of domestic abuse in forming attachments with their children
  3. To understand the ways children can be affected by domestic abuse and violence
  4. To make links between domestic abuse and child abuse
  5. Develop knowledge of support available to children and how to refer/signpost

13 January 2021: An Introduction to the impact of domestic abuse on young people aged 10-18 years old

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse & HSCP. 13:30 – 15:00.  Free.

Learning objectives are:

  1. To recognise the impact of domestic abuse on young people and how this may present
  2. Develop an awareness of how experiences of DA in the home can increase the vulnerability to child sexual exploitation/ child criminal exploitation
  3. Explore the connections between domestic abuse and unhealthy relationships in young people
  4. Understand the links between domestic abuse and Adolescent to Parent Violence
  5. Develop knowledge of support available and how to refer/signpost

3 March 2021: Understanding the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Domestic Abuse Perpetrators and Violent Offenders

Provided by: The Hampton Trust & HSCP.  Time 09:30 – 11:00.  Free.

Participants will:

  1. Gain an increased knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  2. Gain confidence in interacting effectively with offenders
  3. Be able to recognise ACES and respond accordingly
  4. Gain insight into trauma informed practice
  5. Explore Trauma and its relationship with Domestic abuse and violent offending
  6. Gain greater understanding of referral pathways to The Hampton Trust

Available any time

Lockdown Changes: A Support Seminar by SafeLives

  • Password: SafeLives2020!
  • Sally Steadman-South, Senior Practice Advisor with SafeLives, on our Staying Safe at Home research findings and how lockdown has impacted domestic abuse survivors
  • Beth Lee, Solicitor with Ayres Waters Family Lawyers, on how accessing Civil Law remedies for domestic abuse survivors has changed
  • Deb Cartwright, CEO Oasis Domestic Abuse Services, on Trauma-Informed Practice during lockdown and beyond - including supporting the wellbeing of your staff

Covid-19 Domestic Abuse Crisis: Working with Police partners on responding to the ‘shadow pandemic’

Provided by the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) at Durham University, this webinar brings together four investigating the impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse reported to the police.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – various webinars

A series of virtual training events and webinars has been developed to take place for Hampshire professionals, covering a wide range of safeguarding related topics (check website for full list of courses).

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) various webinars

AVA offers a range of ways for you to learn more about gender-based violence and many related topics. They are running a wide range of free courses, seminars and webinars at the moment.

E-learning

All courses are provided free

COVID 19 - Psychological First Aid: online learning

Free from Public Health England (PHE) for frontline staff and volunteers.

This training will equip staff to provide support and recognise people at risk of distress. It follows globally recommended model for supporting people during emergencies, tailored to the specific challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Safeguarding women and girls from violence

This e-learning module from AVA discusses violence against women and girls. The course has been designed for education staff working with children and young people aged between 11-18 and will support you with how to respond to a disclosure of violence.

Conducting a domestic homicide review: online learning

For frontline practitioners. By the end of the course you should be able to understand:

  • the domestic homicide review processes
  • your individual role and responsibilities within the review process
  • the importance of sharing best practice and lessons learned locally and be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the review process

Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and explains what to do should you suspect someone is at risk.

Recognising and preventing female genital mutilation (FGM)

The Home Office has produced an e-learning package on FGM intended for people working in health, the police, education, the border force and children's service. It is also suitable as an awareness raising tool for other professionals. You will need to register for this free training.

Zero Suicide Alliance Training

ZSA provide a range of FREE quality assured short awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts.

The Suicide Prevention programme

FREE, more in depth, online training. The purpose of this programme is to support the ambition of reducing the stigma associated with suicide, to help everyone see that simply asking someone how they are and talking about suicide can really help. The programme supports learning and development in suicide competence at Level One.

Hampshire Based Training Courses

We are unable to deliver classroom-based training sessions at the moment due to COVID-19. However, we are working to develop a series of domestic abuse related webinars. We will publish course titles and dates as soon as they are available.

Multi-Agency Training Strategy

The Domestic Abuse Training Working Group has produced a multi-agency Hampshire Domestic Abuse Training Strategy. All agencies should consider this strategy when looking at the training requirements of their own staff.

The aim is to identify training and development activity required to support improvement in services for those who are experiencing domestic abuse, and for those who perpetrate violence and/or abuse.

It is designed to support the development of best practice and to ensure that professionals across the sectors can carry out their duties. It is not prescriptive and is designed to help inform and shape both single-agency and multi-agency domestic abuse training plans. It seeks to establish a consistent approach across agencies and can be used as a benchmark to assess training provision.