WomenCentre has had decades of experience in working with women with wide-ranging needs, with domestic violence and abuse being one of our key service areas. We offer specialist training to organisations who work with women and men where domestic abuse is an issue, including:

  • Social Workers
  • Substance misuse workers
  • Family and Children’s Centre workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives
  • Probation staff
  • Frontline staff working with families

What’s Risk Got To Do With It? (Good practice when working with domestic abuse)

Course Aim

To enable participants to identify the full extent of domestic abuse, it’s impact and how to manage the risks.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the breadth and scope of domestic abuse and its impact on victims.
  • Explain good practice in advising and supporting those experiencing abuse within their intimate relationships.
  • Identify and manage risk safely.

Appropriate & Effective Models of work with men who have been abusive in their intimate relationships

Course Aim

To understand how to engage appropriately with abusive men in order to:

  • Encourage them to positively change their behaviour, and
  • Improve the safety of women and their children

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe safe practice in engaging with abusive men.
  • Explain that abuse and violence are chosen behaviours.
  • Distinguish  between holding men accountable for their abusive behaviours and ‘anger management’.
  • Identify good practice and sources of help and support in Calderdale and nationally.

We would recommend that participants have completed the What’s Risk Got To Do with it Training prior to this course.