Alcohol is well known to be linked with a greater risk of domestic abuse happening, and during COVID-19 there has been evidence of an increase in both alcohol consumption and domestic abuse. But what is the connection? And how can we support survivors who are affected by alcohol and domestic abuse? This webinar will provide an overview of the current research about the links between alcohol use and domestic abuse and offer guidance to working with families living with these issues.
This webinar looks at the changing nature of working with families who have experienced or who are at risk of domestic abuse, during Covid-19.
The session includes:
- The additional risks posed by social isolation
- Managing risk remotely
- Creative ways of engaging with families
- The new DA bill and implications for children
This is suitable for anyone working with families affected by domestic abuse and will involve a presentation and a time for interactive questions with the facilitators.
Domestic violence has increased dramatically during this year's lockdown. At the same time, supporting survivors has become more difficult due to the Government's social distancing measures. This webinar will provide an overview of best practice for working with survivors during COVID-19 including remotely managing risk.
This webinar will be of interest to a wide range of professionals working with people who have been affected by trauma. We will look at some of the key ways in which having close contact with trauma survivors can impact on practitioners and discuss how we can look after ourselves when working with trauma. There will be space to reflect on what you are able to put into practice for yourself as well as the support you need from your employer to maintain your wellbeing.
This webinar was presented by Jennifer Holly, Project Manager.
As charities are working rapidly to transition their services to provide support online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding is emerging as a key concern. This webinar aims to help you navigate the complex safeguarding landscape and confidently embed key principles within your digital solutions.
We have created a Resource Pack to go with this webinar.
This webinar was delivered by Jo Sharpen, Policy and Projects Director and Ruth Atkinson, Project Manager.
Many people are struggling with their mental health during this time - from increased anxiety about becoming ill to the detrimental impact of being in lockdown and isolated from friends, family and support services. This webinar is for anyone working survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and will provide information and guidance on how to support their mental wellbeing whilst social distancing guidance remains in place.
The webinar was led by Shirley McNicholas, AVA's women's mental health consultant and founder of the Drayton Park Women's Crisis House.