Women’s Aid: Domestic Violence Awareness Online Training

Women’s Aid

Domestic Violence Awareness Online Training

About this Training

Covid-19 pandemic, is an unprecedented crisis affecting us all. Restrictions are in place to support and protect our individual and community health. However, for women with an abusive partner this time is one of elevated risk and even greater isolation within the home.

In view of the restrictions in place, we have developed this half day Online Training to support accessibility to training, to safeguard all our physical health and to support participants to continue to address the needs of victims of domestic violence, especially at this critical time.

Why avail of the Training?

As domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in Ireland, anyone working with women can encounter domestic violence through their work. The responses women receive when seeking initial support from frontline services can have a major impact on their safety and well-being, and that of their children. Whatever your work role, this training will give you the foundation knowledge to appropriately respond and to link women to support services both locally and nationally.

What will I gain from the training?

Participants will have an increased understanding and information regarding:

How to Recognise

  • What is going on in domestic violence and abuse
  • What forms and tactics of abuse are used by the perpetrator, including coercive control
  • Impacts on the victim and coping mechanisms of the victim
  • The indicators that may alert us that a woman is experiencing DV/A
  • The intention behind the abuser’s tactics

How to Respond

  • What principles should guide your response
  • The barriers facing the victim in seeking and accessing support
  • How to support a disclosure safely

Referral information

  • Referral options for women affected by domestic violence, including frontline domestic violence services and legal options available

About Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. We work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change. Our Direct Services for women experiencing domestic violence underpin and inform all of our work to end domestic violence. For more information, please visit: www.womensaid.ie

Important: Please note that the training may not be suitable for anyone currently experiencing, or who has recently experienced, domestic violence as the material may be distressing. If you have any questions or concerns about participating in the training, please feel free to contact us.

The training is designed to upskill those supporting women experiencing domestic violence. If you are a woman experiencing domestic violence, or if you are concerned on behalf of someone else, please contact Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900.

For information on the training dates and to make a booking online please visit our website - https://www.womensaid.ie/about/training/newsresources.html Please note this is our preferred method of receiving bookings. Alternatively you can complete the booking form below and send to the Training Administrator by email: training@womensaid.ie and we will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Women’s Aid is supported by the Scheme to Support National Organisations which is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural & Community Development.

Women’s Aid is supported by the Scheme to Support National Organisations which is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural & Community Development.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
6th May, 2021
Expiry Date
6th Jul, 2021