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Free Training for Local Employment Services and Initiatives

Women’s Aid is currently offering free domestic violence training to local employment services and initiatives funded by the Local and Community Development Programme.

Domestic violence is internationally recognised as a key barrier to employment among the most disadvantaged job seekers.

This 1-day training equips participants with an understanding of the challenges faced by women experiencing domestic violence and how this impacts their ability to obtain and retain employment.  The training will also provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to respond effectively to women within their work roles.

 Who should attend the training?

Employment services and initiatives funded by the Local Community Development Programme are eligible for this training at no cost.

Why attend training on domestic violence?

Domestic violence affects 1 in 5 women in Ireland.  While domestic violence is often perceived as a private matter, it can spill into the workplace in forms of abusive telephone calls, texts, email messages and unexpected visits. The violence can directly impact attendance and lateness, job performance and job retention.  Training for staff in employment services is essential as responses women receive can have a tremendous impact on their safety and their ability to find and retain employment.

How do I make a booking?

To enquire about training for your service or services, please contact Michele Lam, Training & Development Project Leader, at tel 01-6788858 or michele.lam@womensaid.ie.