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forthcoming training from Scottish Women’s Aid

March 21, 2011
Scottish Women's Aid logoTraining Day: Working With Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse
14 April 2011
This session is aimed at workers who have regular contact with children and young people and who are seeking an understanding of how living with domestic abuse can impact on their lives. Participants need no prior learning of domestic abuse related issues.
Training Day: Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse
06 May 2011
This session is aimed at front-line staff who work directly with women, children and young people and who feel that an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse will help them in their work. Participants need no prior learning or experience of domestic abuse related issues.
Working with Men who Perpetrate Abuse
17 May 2011
With the advent of the roll out throughout Scotland of the Caledonian programme (a systematic intervention programme with perpetrators of domestic abuse), consideration of issues about the perpetration of abuse has become more focussed. This course is aimed at practitioners who have an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and would like to know more about why some men perpetrate abuse and what interventions are considered appropriate and safe.
Seminar: Resource or Roadblock? Faith Community Responses to Violence Against Women
19 May 2011
Faith groups can/do play an integral role in responding to violence against women and raising awareness within their own communities. Some perpetrators can use faith as a tool to abuse and/or just abuse. Faith can also be a source of strength and support to those experiencing abuse.
Seminar: Domestic Abuse – What Women Tell Us
01 June 2011
Organised as part of SWA’s 35th Anniversary celebrations, this seminar will consider what listening to women’s voices about their experiences of domestic abuse and marital breakdown adds to our understanding of the issue.
Training Day: Risk Identification & Domestic Abuse
02 June 2011
This full-day course upskills parctitioners to identify risk factors when working with clients experiencing domestic abuse and to apply these skills to practice.
Seminar: What Children Tell Us About Post-Separation Contact When Domestic Abuse is Present
03 June 2011
The thorny issue of child contact with a non-resident father who has perpetrated domestic abuse has gained policy and research attention in recent years. Research has alerted us to the negative effect that domestic abuse can have on children, that contact provides an opportunity for abuse to continue, and that contact has the potential to be both physically and emotionally harmful for children and their mothers. However, children’s own perspectives of contact in these circumstances have been largely under-researched. This seminar will explore emerging findings from a recent study with children about their views and experiences of contact with their non-resident fathers when there is domestic abuse. Participants will have opportunities to discuss the research findings and consider the implications that they have for policy and practice.
Seminar: New Developments in Domestic Abuse and the Law
09 June 2011
Recent legislative developmetns have seen a potential increase in protection for those experiencing domestic abuse.
Seminar: Transgender Relationships & Domestic Abuse
10 June 2011
Scotland’s LGBT Domestic Abuse Project, in partnership with the Scottish Transgender Alliance have recently undertaken research into transgender people’s experiences of domestic abuse.
Development Day: Understanding the Causes and Impacts of VAW
23 June 2011
This session will examine the root causes of men’s violence against women by exploring historical gendered constructions and gender inequality. It will consider the connections between different forms of violence against women and their impacts on individuals and society.

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