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Some courses may be free thanks to the generosity of funders.
This e-learning has been created by AAFDA, a specialist charity for families who have been affected by a death involving domestic abuse and centre for excellence on Domestic Homicide Reviews in partnership with AVA, a training and consultancy charity working to end violence against women and girls. Together we want to encourage you to think about how children and young people you are working with can have a voice in a Domestic Homicide Review (DHR)  in the wake of losing a parent.

Who is this e-learning for? 
Professionals working with children and young people who could be involved in a Domestic Homicide Review. 

How long will this e-learning course take you to complete? 
This course will take around 2 hours to complete.

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. 

This e-learning is for professionals working with mothers who are survivors of domestic abuse and have had children removed from their care, or are at risk of having children removed in future.

This course was developed by AVA as part of the Staying Mum project and draws on evidence from our peer research and literature review. To find out more, click here. 
This course contains information about domestic and sexual violence, child removal, child abuse, self harm and suicide.
This e-learning is designed to:

  • Provide an introduction to child removal through the family courts in England and Wales.
  • Increase your understanding of the experiences of domestic abuse survivors before, during and after they have children removed from their care.
  • Give you tools to support survivors who have had children removed, or who are at risk of having children removed.
It is hard to measure exactly how long completing this course will take due to different learning styles and where you take breaks. We want you to take enough time to absorb and reflect on the information we are presenting and ensure your emotional well-being while completing the material.

This e-learning course forms part of your membership to the In Safe Hands Community of Practice. In Safe Hands is the title we gave to the work we did with women who use services and those that work in and run services to create a practical, woman centred trauma informed framework for women’s specialist services. Women who used services - our Experts by Experience have co-produced this work with us, bringing their specialist insight into what is important to them in the provision of specialist services.

Learning aims:
- Understand trauma and differences between AVA’s approach and a generic approach
- Introduce trauma informed practice within the AVA context
- Familiarise all parts of an organisation with the possibilities of the In Safe Hands Community
- Get ideas for how to do delivery inline with the framework
- Build reflective practice skills and generate questions for your Working Group.

This course features space to reflect within its slides and journal spaces for each section. We are working on a solution so that you can download all of your notes to keep. If you would like your notes complied into one document please email and an AVA staff member for get this over to you. 

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.

  • What is domestic violence?
  • Impact of domestic violence on survivors and their children
  • The help seeking process
  • Disclosures and support options
  • Supporting a diverse range of survivors
  • Causes of domestic violence and perpetrators.

  • Levels 3 & 4 are measured in real life settings and so there is not an e-learning course which covers these. We estimate this course takes between 3 hours, as such it is 3 CPD points.

    Welcome to AVA’s e-learning programme on Child to Parent Violence and Abuse (CPVA). Funded by the Home Office, this course has been created to support professionals in enhancing their knowledge of CPVA, exploring approaches to supporting families and developing an understanding of  service provision. 

    We hope this course will provide you with the information you need to support families impact by CPVA. 

    This course is arranged into four sections:

    • Understanding Child to Parent Violence and Abuse (CPVA)
    • What is trauma?
    • Supporting families 
    • Looking after yourself  

    By the end of the course, you will:

    • have a greater understanding of the dynamics and contexts of child to parent violence
    • be able to describe background theory, sector statistics and risk factors
    • have a greater understanding of the barriers and approaches to engage with young people and parents in relation to this issue
    • have increased knowledge about current service provision and developing practice
    • have an awareness of the types of activities that can be useful in working with families affected by child to parent violence.