Risk and Recovery: Identifying, Responding and Supporting Women with Experience of Domestic Abuse

In considering support issues for women experiencing domestic abuse it is vital that issues of risk and recovery are balanced.   This session will cover a range of support issues that promote the health and well-being of women experiencing domestic abuse. 

By the end of the session delegates will:

• Understand the reasons why it is difficult for some woman to talk about their experiences and sometimes for workers to ask
• Be able to address  the barriers stopping workers asking about Domestic Abuse
• Feel confident in asking about Domestic Abuse and how to respond  including carrying out out risk assessment and initial safety planning discussions
• Understand the impact of experiencing trauma
• Implement supportive responses to those affected by trauma

Facilitator - Heather Williams was manager at Ross-shire Women's Aid for 8 years and was a member of the Highland Violence Against Women Partnership, during this time she was involved in the development and delivery of aside variety of violence against women training to multi-agency professionals.

Event typeTraining
Date19/10/2017
Time10.00am – 4.00pm (tea/coffee & registration at 9.45am)
VenueSWA Office, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Cost£95 per statutory sector delegate/£75 per voluntary sector delegate/£60 Cedar group-worker, inclusive of buffet lunch
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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2014, 859 women and 400 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2014)

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