Category Archives: Training opportunities

Free training on child to parent violence

Adfam and AVA have recently announced FREE training for practitioners working with parents abused by substance using children. Training details are available here.

The courses will be held across England, starting in October, with some dates still to be confirmed.

The course follows the release of their report Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

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Respect in Cardiff

Just received details of the speakers for the National Practitioners’ Network seminar in Cardiff on October 16th. A very full programme around young people’s use of violence in close relationships. Details and booking form available here or from the Respect website.

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October Training in Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum are running a repeat of their June training day on October 5th 2012.

Addressing Young People’s Abuse of Their Parents, 9.45am – 4.30pm  

Fee: £85 per delegate, inclusive of lunch and refreshments
Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre: Ash Room
Trainers:  Kate Iwi and Dr Chris Newman

This course will explore the issue of young people’s abuse of parents.  The
day will cover the impact of domestic violence on young people, prevalence
and dynamics of parent abuse, building strengths in the parent/ child
relationship,.  The afternoon will focus on practical skills for working
with parents experiencing abuse from their children, exploring family
systems work and identifying simple techniques to utilise with young people
to help stop their abuse.
The trainers are both experienced practitioners and trainers; having worked
extensively with perpetrators.    

The booking form is available here.

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Respect 7th National Practitioner’s Network Meeting

Respect have announced the date of their next national practitioners’ network meeting, to take place in Cardiff, Wales, on October 16th 2012. Details available on their website. Offers of leading a workshop or sharing practice requested by September 7th.

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Respect 6th National Practitioners Seminar

I have come to anticipate a stimulating and informative experience from Respect’s Practitioner Seminars. Yesterday’s, in the London Borough of Haringey, was the 6th national conference, the first to be held in partnership with a local authority, and it certainly lived up to all expectations. Continue reading

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Alternative Restoratives: Training and awareness

Lynette Robinson, of Alternative Restoratives reports a busy but successful year for her organisation:

It has been a busy year for Alternative Restoratives in delivering awareness raising presentations at events across the UK and also a workshop at the International Conference for Restorative Practices (IIRP) held in Nova Scotia, Canada in June 2011.  We have held two Professional Awareness Raising Days Understanding Adolescent to Parent Abuse, in September, 2011 and March 2012, in which  parents as service users and professionals from the public, private and voluntary sectors shared their experiences in this issue.  Both events were attended by delegates from a range of family service areas.  Many went away with new awareness and understanding of this issue, and inspired to develop their own practice and services.  It is wonderful to hear of the many new pilots that are now becoming established in many authorities across our country, and encouraging to know that awareness and understanding of this ‘hidden’ form of family violence is growing across professionals. Continue reading

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Addressing young people’s abuse of their parents

The Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum (NDVF) is hosting a course exploring issues around young people’s abuse of parents on Thursday 19th July.

The day will cover the impact of domestic violence on young people, prevalence and dynamics of parent abuse, and building strengths in the parent and child relationship. The afternoon will focus on practical skills for working with parents experiencing abuse from their children, exploring family systems work and identifying simple techniques to utilise with young people to help stop their abuse.

Full details and booking instructions are available on the Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service website.

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Respect workshop details and booking form

More information is now available about the workshops and presentations planned for the Respect National Practitioners’ Seminar on July 4th. This is the sixth seminar of its kind, for those addressing young people’s use of violence in close relationships, and will be held this year in London.

Of particular interest to those in the field of parent abuse will be a presentation about the Yuva Project. Shem Williams, from DVIP, will be talking about their work on adolescent to parent violence. Peter Misch also returns after a successful presentation last year. This year he discusses Empathy Deficits from a mental health perspective. And there are two presentations about the work of Respect and the young people’s project itself.

The full programme of speakers and booking forms are available on the Respect website.

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Young People’s Use of Violence in Close Relationships

Whether you are involved in the field of parent abuse, or work with young people in other arenas such as relationship violence or bullying, the Respect National Practitioners Seminars are a brilliant opportunity to learn more, network and pick up some tips and resources.

The next event, the 6th National seminar, is scheduled for Wednesday 4th July and is to be held at Haringey Civic Centre in north London from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Put the date in your diary now. If you are interested in leading a workshop or talking about your experience in work, you are invited to submit your details before the end of the month, as the programme for the day is being drawn up. Full details can be found here.

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Teenage Violence to Parents Training

There are still places left for those wishing to attend the Alternative Restoratives awareness raising day, on Understanding and Working with Teenage Violence to Parents, on March 1st. The closing date for applications for the Wakefield event has been extended to February 10th. Full details of the event, and an application form can be found here.

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