Raising Awareness & Training.
Raising awareness in schools
We often introduce domestic violence to children and young people in partnership
with ‘bullying’ as an overall idea of what constitutes as
healthy relationships and we include the gender difference.
Prior to the Naadv workers providing awareness training, evaluation questions
are provided for teaching staff to use with the children to gauge the
level of awareness/attitudes to domestic violence issues and its effects,
this also helps to prepare the children for the discussions that will
take place during the visit.
In addition to raising awareness of the issue of domestic
violence with the children, it provides staff/educators who are in daily
contact with children a clearer understanding of the effects on health
and education. NAADV ensure that in addition to providing information
packs to the staff/educators, we provide support and assistance if any
of the children and their families require this.
NAADV provide talks and training to outside agencies, which includes both
the voluntary and statutory sector. This training assists in identifying
the signs of domestic violence and its effects on children. It also provides
training on how to access relevant services and appropriate responses
if somebody discloses that they are experiencing domestic violence.
Much of this training is provided free of charge, however it is sometimes
necessary to charge a fee for administration and travel costs.
In addition to providing training to professionals, we train social work
degree students. We currently have two qualified practice teachers that
are part of the NAADV team.
Our Domestic Violence Awareness Training programme, which
is aimed at both professionals and students is currently being accredited
and this will be available by the Autumn.
If you would like to access any of our training or awareness
programmes please contact the volunteer co-ordinator.
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