Responding to young people affected by domestic abuse

Young peoples violence advisor training course

Young people experience the highest rates of domestic abuse of any age group.1 

Improve the response in your local area to young people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Young People Foundation
London
Sept 11th - Dec 6th 
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Young People Expert 
London
June 19th - 22nd
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Our recent report Safe Young Lives highlighted the fact that the abuse that young people experience may look different to the abuse that adults experience. It also found that existing adult domestic abuse support is not always equipped to meet the needs of young people.

It is important that support for young people is delivered in a way that is responsive to their needs and their specific issues are expertly addressed. 

Our young people's practitioner training will increase your understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and how it is different for young people. It will encourage you to consider how adolescence impacts on a young person's behaviour, the key risk factors for serious harm, and how to safety plan in a multi-agency context.

Young people commonly experience abuse through new technologies and social media, which can be used as a monitoring or harassment tool by the perpetrator. This training will help you to understand what technologies and apps are currently available and how to keep up to date as new ones emerge. 

How can this training help learners?

...There is a real expertise needed when working with children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse in order to recognise and work with the impacts but also do the essential preventative work. If you have the opportunity...this can only serve to enhance your knowledge and skills.

 

As part of the specialist training focussing on young people and abuse, this course will look at the following topics:

  • Gangs and relationship abuse
  • Young people and intimate partner violence in the digital age
  • Young people affected by 'honour'-based violence and forced marriage
  • Identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation.
  • What is adolescence? How does adolescence impact on a young person's behaviour? What are the implications of this for practice?
  • Safety planning with young people in a multi-agency context

Course details: 

Foundation level training

London
Block 1: Sept 11th - 13th
Block 2: Oct 9th - 11th
Block 3: Nov 6th - 8th 
Block 4: Dec 4th - 6th

Price: Full fee - £2400

Subsidies*: As a result of our efforts to help smaller services find budget for training we are pleased to be offering 5 places at just £1950* 

* For registered charities with an annual income of less than £1m. There are a very limited amount of reduced fee spaces and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Expert level training

London 
19th - 22nd June

Price:  Full fee - £795

Subsidies*: As a result of our efforts to help smaller services find budget for training we are also offering an additional 7 places at just £300* and 9 places at just £50  

* For registered charities with an annual income of less than £1m. There are a very limited amount of reduced fee spaces and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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1 Crime survey for England and Wales, March 2016