I’m pleased to announce new training dates for Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) for May and some in June. Training courses include Allyship & Misogyny; Trauma Informed Practice and VAWG; VAWG & Online Safety; VAWG & Non-English Speakers; Harmful Practices: ‘Honour’ Based Abuse and Forced Marriage; and please scroll to the bottom to see training dates for the next VAWG Champion 3 day training course. These have all been attached as a document for easy access.
Please sign up and/or share with all networks of Tower Hamlet’s professionals and volunteers:
|Topic||Dates & Time|
|Allyship and Misogyny: This interactive workshop will help staff understand how misogyny and toxic masculinity are detrimental to all sexes and underpin VAWG. We will explore the importance of allyship and challenge our own bias in a non-judgemental and respectful space. We will discuss how we can make safe spaces for women. The training will cover: Misogyny and Toxic masculinity VAWG and Intersectionality Types and experiences of discrimination Internalised misogyny How to be an ally How to challenge discriminatory behaviour to create safe spaces||18th May 2023 10:00-12:00 MS Teams 22nd June 2023 10:00-12:00 MS Teams For those who have a Learning Hub log in – please apply via Learning Hub External staff please apply using this External Partner’s link.|
|Trauma Informed Practice and VAWG: An interactive session to explore what trauma is in the context of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), how it affects people differently, what trauma informed practice looks like and how to employ tools to help you work in a trauma informed way. It will address the effects of trauma on professionals, addressing vicarious trauma and strategies for self-care. The training will cover: Definitions of trauma Intersectionality Understanding how trauma affects individuals Practical tools of trauma informed practice Responding to VAWG survivors Addressing vicarious trauma and self-care||16th May 2023 09:30-12:30 MS Teams For those who have a Learning Hub log in – please apply via Learning Hub External staff please apply using this External Partner’s link.|
|VAWG & Online Safety: To increase delegates’ knowledge on how technology is used to carry out Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) To gain an understanding of online abuse and its impact on adults and young people To learn about resources that can support practitioners’ work with their clients||12th May 2023 10:00-12:00 MS Teams For those who have a Learning Hub log in – please apply via Learning Hub External staff please apply using this External Partner’s link.|
|Harmful practices: ‘Honour’ based Violence and Forced Marriage: Have an improved understanding of ‘honour’ based abuse and forced marriage Have confidence in identifying the risk factors/indicators and develop safety planning tools Understand Forced Marriage legislation and protection orders To understand the range of options available in the borough and to identify appropriate referral pathways||17th May 2023 13:00-16:00 MS Teams 5th June 2023 13:00-16:00 MS Teams For those who have a Learning Hub log in – please apply via Learning Hub External staff please apply using this External Partner’s link.|
|Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) & Non-English Speakers: A webinar exploring language barriers and the impact this has on those experiencing a form of VAWG who do not speak English. You will learn from a domestic homicide review case study as well as understand best practice when utilising interpreters. Understanding Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) Barriers for non-English speakers accessing support Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) case learning Using interpreters best practice Resources||24th May 2023 10:00-12:00 MS Teams For those who have a Learning Hub log in – please apply via Learning Hub External staff please apply using this External Partner’s link.|
Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Professional Champion Course
|1||Introduction to VAWG Understanding: Domestic Abuse; Stalking & Harassment Sexual Abuse|
|2||Understanding: Harmful Practices (‘Honour’ Based Abuse, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation) Prostitution as a form of Adult Sexual Exploitation|
|3||Referral pathways and support Risk Assessments and Safety Planning Trauma informed Practice Role of the VAWG Champion|
Dates and Applying:
|Topic||Dates & Time|
|VAWG Professional Champions May-June Course||Day 1 – 31/05/2023 09:30-12:30 Day 2 – 07/06/2023 09:30-12:30 Day 3 – 14/06/2023 09:30-12:30 Where? MS Teams Meeting Applying: Please apply via this application form|
|VAWG Professional Champions June Course||Day 1 – 13/06/2023 13:00-16:00 Day 2 – 20/06/2023 13:00-16:00 Day 3 – 27/06/2023 13:00-16:00 Where? MS Teams Meeting Applying: Please apply via this application form|
There will be a VAWG Training Opportunities to share with you soon, but in the interim please consider signing up to the above training courses. And please share among your staff, colleagues and networks.
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