This 1-day free training is suitable for staff, board members and volunteers looking to enhance individual or organisational understanding of and responses to the issue of domestic violence.
As domestic violence affects 1 in 5 women in Ireland, anyone working with women can encounter domestic violence through their work. The response that women receive when they disclose their experiences to services can have a major impact on their safety and well-being, and that of their children. Whatever your work role, this one-day training will give you the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to appropriately respond to domestic violence and to link women to support services both locally and nationally.
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Participants will have an increased understanding and information regarding:
- Dynamics of domestic violence;
- Forms of abuse used by perpetrators;
- Short- and long-term impacts on women living with abuse;
- Potential barriers for women in accessing support;
- Safety and confidentiality issues associated with domestic violence;
- Safe and effective engagement with women experiencing abuse; and
- Referral options for women affected by domestic violence
Please note that the training may not be suitable for anyone currently experiencing, or who has recently experienced domestic violence, as the training content may be distressing. If you are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned on behalf of someone else please contact Women’s Aid Helpline on 1800 341 900.
Wednesday 30th November 9am – 5pm in the Deaf Village, Ratoath Rd, Cabra, Dublin 7