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Domestic Violence Awareness Online Training

9 December 2021

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About this Training

The 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

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.

When Does the Training Take Place?

Thursday 9th December 2021 10am - 1pm (9.45am registration) via Zoom.

How Much Does this Training Cost?

This half day training costs €75per person.

How to Book Your Place

Click here to book your place online or via the green button above. If you cannot make a payment online please fill in the booking form (download here) and send it by email to training@womensaid.ie and we will get back to you to confirm if there is a place available.

Please note that we can only accommodate three people from one organisation in one training, if you have more than 3 people please contact us. If you are interested in training for your organisation or need more information please get in touch by email to training@womensaid.ie

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

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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Venue

Online - Zoom Webinar