These courses are available for a small admin fee. This fee is to maintain the courses and provide technical support via emailing training@avaproject.org.uk

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives. The initial lockdown in the U.K. and the continued restrictions on movement and social interaction resulted in a significant increase in the rates of domestic abuse at a time when professionals and services were under even greater strain than usual to support and meet their service users' needs. This course provides specific information about how to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children. We hope it will help you to work with people affected by domestic abuse during these challenging times.

You can find more help on our Resource Hub, this includes sections on supporting survivors, yourself and others. The site features tools, resources, articles and more collated by us and shared to AVA by those in the VAWG and other sectors. Click here to visit. 

This course was funded by The London Community Foundation. 

Domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental distress are three issues which often co-exist and when they do, things can become complicated. This course is designed to ‘uncomplicate’ matters by raising your awareness about how the three issues interlink and reflecting on the most effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.

This course has been developed alongside a toolkit for professionals who work with victims or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence who are also affected by problematic substance use and/or mental distress. You will find links to the toolkit throughout the course. Otherwise, you can download the full toolkit here. 

In February 2014, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance for health and social care practitioners on responding to domestic violence in their practice. The guidance outlined four levels of training for differing professionals groups. This e-learning programme will enable you to meet level 1 & 2 of the NICE recommended training and is applicable to all health and social care professionals.