Training Programmes

We offer a range of training programmes to suit organisations, multi-agency groups and the public. We can deliver our off the shelf training or work with you to fit it your organisational needs.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Basic Training

This half day programme is aimed at both large and small groups, and we are happy to work with you to tailor it to your specific training requirements. See above for dates and locations.

This introductory course covers:

  • What is domestic violence? How does is impact on families?
  • Information on what services are available for those experiencing domestic abuse
  • Why victims do not leave and the barriers they face
  • The importance of multi agency working and Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences and Teams (MARACs and MARATs)
  • The duty and limits of information sharing

Dates

  • Colchester 25th October 2018
  • Chelmsford 9th January 2019
  • Tendring 19th March 2019
  • Wickford 10th April 2019
  • Brentwood 21st May 2019
  • Braintree 20th June 2019
  • Epping 18th July 2019

Half Day 09.30 – 12.30
£50.00 (Statutory) £30.00 (Voluntary)
Refreshments included

To Book, please complete the Booking Form
and return to
clare.whalley@thechange-project.org

Course Summary

Aim:
To raise awareness of domestic abuse in families
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what domestic abuse is
  • Understand the impact on victims
  • Know how to access support
  • Understand what barriers there are to accessing support

Domestic Abuse Awareness Advanced Training

This one day programme is aimed at both large and small groups, and we are happy to work with you to tailor it to your specific training requirements. See above for dates and locations.

This advanced course covers:

  • What domestic abuse is and how the perpetrator behaves in an abusive relationship, the law, the impact on victims
  • Assessing risk and safety planning using SafeLives DASH and Safety Planning tools
  • Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences and Team (MARAT & MARAC) processes and how you refer into them
  • Identifying the abuser and what services are available to support ? who/what?
  • Understanding what the services offer and are available in your local area

Dates

  • Colchester (Greenstead Community Centre) 29th November 2018
  • Chelmsford (TBA) 18th December 2018
  • Colchester (TBA) 30th April 2019

Full Day 09.30 – 16.30
£75.00 (Statutory) £60.00 (Voluntary)
Lunch included

To Book, please complete the Booking Form
and return to
clare.whalley@thechange-project.org

Course Summary

Aim:
To enhance participants’ awareness of domestic abuse and the services available to support those experiencing domestic abuse.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify domestic abuse and understand the legislative framework surrounding domestic abuse
  • Domestic Abuse Typologies
  • Be awareness of assessment, risk and safety planning (DASH)
  • Understand the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Team and Conferences (MARAT and MARAC) process
  • Identify perpetrators and the services available.
  • Respond to male victims

Working with Perpetrators and their Families

  • Chelmsford 21st November 2018
  • Wickford 21st March 2019

Full Day 09.30 – 16.30
£75.00 (Statutory) £60.00 (Voluntary)
Lunch included

To Book, please complete the Booking Form
and return to
clare.whalley@thechange-project.org

Course Summary

Aim:
To provide knowledge on best practice and risks when working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand perpetrator behaviour and tactics
  • Understand the risks when creating support plans
  • Dynamics of perpetrating behaviour : Situation couples violence
  • Understand how to determine who need the support : identifying who is the perpetrator and who is the victim

DVA and the Digital World

  • Chelmsford 7th February 2019

Half Day 09.30 – 12.30
£50.00 (Statutory) £30.00 (Voluntary)
Refreshments included

To Book, please complete the Booking Form
and return to
clare.whalley@thechange-project.org

Course Summary

Aim:
To raise participant’s awareness of how the digital world impacts on domestic abuse
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • How digital abuse is perpetrated
  • The impact of digital abuse in the relationship and what happens when the relationship ends
  • How abusers get the information they need
  • Understand digital footprints
  • The risks of using social media

Engaging with Perpetrators

  • Wickford 10th January 2019
  • Chelmsford 17th June 2019

Full Day 09.30 – 16.30
£75.00 (Statutory) £60.00 (Voluntary)
Lunch included

To Book, please complete the Booking Form
and return to
clare.whalley@thechange-project.org

Course Summary

Aim:
To enable participants’ to understand how perpetrators of domestic abuse operate and to work with them effectively.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the typologies of Domestic Abusers – and what we are working with
  • Identifying the behaviour of domestic abusers within an intimate relationship
  • Understand the behaviours perpetrators will use when working with them
  • Learn strategies to assist with working with perpetrators and encouraging motivation
  • Understand how we manage risk when working with domestic abusers

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme Delivery (DVPP)

The Change Project has been delivering perpetrator programmes in venues across the UK since 2009. The Change Project is accredited by Respect, the UK’s accrediting body for perpetrator programmes, and has won awards for innovation. Our training is based on the Duluth model and can be delivered to your teams of facilitators and integrated support over 7 days.

The course provides you with the tools to set up and run a perpetrator programme in your area and if you choose to go for accreditation it will meet the standards. We provide organisations with consultancy and use of our bespoke software programme, Pandora, which is designed to work specifically with the model of work.

Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Awareness Training

The Change Project has been working intensely with perpetrators since 2009. We have developed insight into how perpetrators operate, not only within their intimate partnerships, but also with the professionals that they interact with. This learning has enabled us to develop a half day programme for professionals who come into contact with perpetrators of domestic abuse. See above for dates and locations.

The course will enable you to:

  • Identify the behaviour of domestic abusers within an intimate relationship
  • Understand the behaviours perpetrators will use when working with you
  • Provide strategies to assist with working with perpetrators and encouraging motivation

This half day programme has received fantastic feedback from our delegates, finding it to be both informative and enjoyable, despite the difficult subject nature.
In-house – nationwide, up to 25 delegates – £400 (excluding travel and expenses)
Individuals – £50.00 – The price includes lunch, hand outs, course materials and certificate.

Healthy Relationships Programme

We have teamed up with arts charity Tender Education & Arts to deliver the Tender Healthy Relationships Programme which has been delivered to schools across London and Essex for the past 13 years.

Who is it for?
  • Tender Healthy Relationships is a 10 hour project which works with one class of students in either Year 7,8, 9, 10 or 11.At the end of the project the group will share back to their peers, spreading the messages across the community as a whole.
How does it work?
  • Our team of trained facilitators work with a core group of around 25 to 30 year 7-11 students for the whole 10 hours. We can be flexible about how we deliver these 10 hours; 2 full days, 5, x2 hour sessions etc.Our aim is to help students develop skills for building healthy and respectful relationships. We achieve this through open, creative workshops that explore the healthy and unhealthy aspects of relationships, empowering students to consider their attitudes and behaviour in an age appropriate way.
  • As part of the project each participating school will receive an hour long CPD accredited INSET training session for a minimum of 20 staff.This short training session aims to develop understanding of the issues that can arise for young people as they begin to engage in intimate relationships.

Young people are the group most at risk from abusive relationships (British Crime Survey 2010). The session equips school staff with an understanding of these issues, helping them to support their students more effectively. Run in an informal, discussion-based style, participants will cover vital information about risk factors for young people, an exploration of why abuse occurs, and guidance on approaching the issue with young people.

 

The Aims of the Project

We aim to empower participating young people to:

  • Understand the components and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • Discuss attitudes towards relationships constructively.
  • Recognise early warning signs of an unhealthy relationship.
  • Identify where and how to seek support.
  • Advocate respect and equality in their peer groups and communities.
  • Develop communication skills.

 

What topics does this project cover?

Each project is responsive and aims to focus on the issues which are of most importance to the young people.

  • Different types of abuse – physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, financial.
  • The scale of the problem – In the UK 1 in 3 women experience abuse in a life time (NICE guidance 2014)
  • The relevance of the issue to the group – Younger women (aged 16 – 24) is the age group most at risk of an unhealthy relationship (Office for National Statistics)
  • Early warning signs of an abusive, controlling partner.
  • Excuses used by perpetrators to control their partners

Challenges of leaving an unhealthy relationship.

Active Listening Training for Schools

We train suitable students to become Active Listeners who can help to assist victims of bullying and victimisation as well as those students with other emotional issues which are affecting their performance at school.

Who is it for?

We train up to 24 selected students aged 11-18 years who learn to become a listening point for other students who may find it easier to talk to a trained peer than with a member of staff.

How does it work?

We deliver six group sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours, or an equivalent period of time depending on the school calendar. Sessions involve discussion, role play, hand outs and time for questions and evaluation.

The training covers:
  • Active Listening techniques
  • Basic empathy
  • Reflective responding
  • Body language
  • Summarising
  • Using Questions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding children and young people

Students who successfully become Active Listeners gain a certificate and a badge of office on the completion of training.

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