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Domestic Abuse & Older People Lecture- Dewis Choice – 22nd June 2022

Domestic Abuse & Older People Lecture- Dewis Choice

Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 4-5.30pm – Online

Learning outcome:

  • Increase understanding and knowledge of DA in older people.

About Dewis Choice

Dewis Choice is a Welsh Initiative based at the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice at Aberystwyth University. Established in 2015, the Initiative uniquely combines a co-produced service with research on domestic abuse in later life. The bespoke service has been designed by and for older victim-survivors of domestic abuse, offering long-term intensive support for up to three years and providing a service for all older people except for those receiving in-hospice care. As such, it represents a response to the gap in service provision for this age group.

Dewis Choice is the first longitudinal prospective study globally to examine the decision-making processes of older victim-survivors as they seek help and access to justice. Dewis Choice has highlighted the diverse ‘lived experiences’ of 131 women and men aged 60 years and over who have experienced abuse from intimate partners and/or adult family members.

Elize Freeman

Elize Freeman is Service and Training Development Lead for the Dewis Choice Initiative.  She has co-developed and delivered training nationally for the Initiative to professionals from Social Care, Adult Protection, Health, Police and Domestic abuse, including bespoke training for SafeLives IDVA’s working with older people.  Elize co-authored “Transforming the response to domestic violence in later life,” practitioner guidance.

Elize is an accredited SafeLives Gender Based Service Manager, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and experienced Wellbeing Practitioner.  She is a Dementia Champion with the Alzheimer’s Society delivering Dementia Friends sessions to practitioners and community members.

Elize is a member of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Abuse Steering Group and Mid and West Wales VAWDASV Delivery Group.

Rebecca Zerk

Rebecca Zerk is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice based at Aberystwyth University. She is also the research project manager for the Dewis Choice Initiative. Rebecca is a published and experienced qualitative researcher working in the field of domestic abuse for over 12 years. Adopting inclusive research methods, including participatory action research, Rebecca’s role involves capturing the voices of those who have previously be silenced to bring about positive change in research, policy and practice.

To attend the session via Microsoft Teams please save the link in your calendar to access at the appropriate time:

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Stalking Awareness – 26th April 2022 4:00 – 5:30pm – Online with Alison Bird

Learning outcomes:

  • Improve awareness & understanding around stalking.
  • Improve confidence in identifying stalking at the earliest opportunity.

Target audience:

Front line workers and managers – those working with victims and families affected by domestic abuse.

Alison Bird is the Training Manager and Clinical Lead for Stalking at Solace Women’s Aid. Alison has worked nationally and locally with stalking/domestic abuse survivors for over a decade and was one of the first established and accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Case Workers (ISACs) in the UK. She is a leading expert in the anti-stalking field. She was part of the consultation with key stakeholders and MPs for both the Stalking Protection Orders 2020 and the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Draft Bill.

Alison is a Visiting Senior Fellow for Social Policy at University of Suffolk and alongside the University of Suffolk has just published research on the Victim’s Right to Review (VRR) in stalking cases that have been No Further Actioned (NFAd).

Alison was also featured recently in: The UK’s femicide epidemic: who’s killing our daughters? report by The Guardian. Alison is a speaker at national and local conferences as well as a trainer.  She is also a DHR Chair.  As an Associate of the National Stalking Consortium, she and her peers influence policy and policy makers on stalking matters.

To attend the session via Microsoft Teams please save the link in your calendar to access at the appropriate time:

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Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, Mental Health & Substance Misuse Online Training – Bal Kaur Howard

Thursday 5th May 14:00 – 16:00 – Online

Founder of BKH Training, Bal advocates on the issues of honour-based violence. Bal herself was forced into a child marriage. Escaping after 9 years and disowned by her family, she uses her experience to raise awareness and reduce victim isolation. She was employed by Suffolk Constabulary, training police officers and partner agencies to enhance the service to victims. She was twice nominated at the IKWRO True Honour Awards for her dedication to ending honour-based violence in the UK. In 2018, she was recognised by the East Anglian Daily Times as one of Suffolk’s 100 most inspirational women.

Target audience:

Front line workers and managers – those working with victims and families affected by domestic abuse, mental health issues and substance misuse.

Aims & Objectives:

To explore the complexities of the dynamics of abusive relationships and its impact on victims of mental health and substance misuse/addiction.

To understand substance misuse to addiction and mental health in order to support victims of Domestic Abuse – what first?

To apply for a place on this training please click here.

 

Domestic Abuse & Older People E’Learning

As part of National Safeguarding Adults week, SETDAB and the Safeguarding Adults Boards across Southend, Essex & Thurrock are launching the Domestic Abuse & Older People E’Learning package.

The e-learning package covers the following learning outcomes:

  • Increase understanding and knowledge of DA in older people.
  • Increase understanding of the role of Adult Safeguarding services where there is DA in older people.
  • Increase understanding of rights and entitlements.
  • Gain knowledge of service pathways to support victims and perpetrators.

This can now be accessed on the ESCA Academy partnership e-learning platform.  Please note we would recommend you complete both the SETDAB Domestic Abuse (DA)  Basic Awareness E’Learning and ESAB Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness E’Learning before completing this.

The site is free to use for organisations across Southend, Essex & Thurrock. Please visit the site and register your details and on completion you will receive a certificate.

 

You can access the training by registering/logging on here https://esca.essexacl.ac.uk/login/index.php

 

 

 

SETDAB Complex Needs Training – Thursday 18th November 2021

Event details:

Thursday 18th November 2021, 9:00 – 12:00am – Free Online Session

 

Objectives of the session are:

Improve awareness and understanding of Complex Needs:

To provide foundation information on what complex needs are.

Understanding a Trauma informed approach.

Insight into the window of tolerance.

 

Improve knowledge of services available:

Highlight current services and pathways.

 

Improve confidence in identifying and responding effectively to domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse at the earliest opportunity:

Consider barriers to service users seeking support.

Develop skills to effectively question service users about their needs.

Highlight best practice regarding working with those with complex needs.

 

To book onto this training please click here.

MARAC Basic Awareness  E-learning package

SETDAB’s MARAC Basic Awareness  E-learning package can be accessed, by professionals, via the ESCA Academy partnership e-learning platform.

This site is free to use for organisations across Southend, Essex & Thurrock. Please visit the site and register your details. The e-learning package covers the following learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the primary focus of MARAC
  • Have knowledge of the aims of the MARAC process
  • Be able to recall the 10 principles of an effective MARAC
  • Have an understanding of the Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET) MARAC local data
  • Gain an understanding of the MARAC referral process
  • Have understanding of what information can and should be shared
  • Be able to recall high risk factors
  • Have the knowledge to submit quality referrals into MARAC

Please click here to register your details and access the package.

SETDAB’s LGBTQ+ Community & Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness  E-learning package

SETDAB’s LGBTQ+ Community & Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness  E-learning package can be accessed, by professionals, via the  ESCA Academy partnership e-learning platform

This site is free to use for organisations across Southend, Essex & Thurrock. Please visit the site and register your details. The e-learning package covers the following learning outcomes:

  • To have an understanding of the prevalence and complexities of domestic abuse in the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Increased understanding of the differences in domestic abuse experienced by LGBTQ+ victims.
  • To have an understanding of the barriers to accessing support for LGBTQ+ victims.
  • Improve confidence for professionals working with LGBTQ+ victims.
  • To have an understanding of how to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

Please click here to register your details and access the package.

SETDAB DA Awareness Week – Seminar’s

Overview

Following the launch of our new Southend, Essex & Thurrock Domestic Abuse Strategy 2020-2025, we will be hosting webinars that address each key outcome that features within our new strategy.

Target audience:

Professionals across agencies.

Aims:

  • Work with our partners to introduce the work currently delivered across our 5 Key Domestic Abuse (DA) outcomes within our Southend, Essex & Thurrock (SET) DA Strategy 2020-25.
  • Promote DA services, resources and pathways.
  • Raise awareness of the SET DA website and news bulletin.

Key Speakers:

Each webinar will include key speakers, representing a range of agencies across the partnership, who will discuss key topics & services that fall under that outcome.

Webinar links:

Please note these will all be online seminars delivered on Microsoft Live Stream. To join the event you will need to carefully follow the instructions provided on the links below.

Children and young people can recognise and form healthy relationships
  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:00-11:00am
People experiencing and at risk of experiencing domestic abuse are supported to be and feel safe
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 13:00-14:00pm
Everyone can rebuild their lives and live free from domestic abuse
  • Wednesday 25th November, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
Supporting and disrupting perpetrators to change their behaviour and break the cycle of domestic abuse
  • Thursday 26th November 2020, 13:00-14:00pm
Communities, professionals and employers are able to recognise domestic abuse at the earliest opportunity and have the confidence to take action.
  • Friday 27th November 2020, 10:00-11:00am

Charging Policy

Please note this event is free of charge.

SETDAB Privacy Statement

Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board are collecting this information for the purposes of managing training events.  Your responses will be treated in confidence and will not be passed to a 3rd party unless required to do so by law. We do not collect personal information for commercial purposes. https://setdab.org/privacy/

Recording of MARAC Bitesize Training

Overview

Target audience:  Front line workers and managers- those working with families affected by domestic abuse. This specific training will be an introduction to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Aim: To increase awareness and understanding of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) as well as an increased confidence in the relevant referral pathways.

MARAC Bitesize Training – Part 1

MARAC Bitesize Training – Part 2

MARAC Bitesize Training – Part 3

MARAC Bitesize Training – Part 4

Please note clicking on the above links will play the video in a new tab.

 

SETDAB Drug and Alcohol Basic Awareness E-learning

SETDABs Drug and Alcohol Basic Awareness E-learning package can be accessed on the ESCA Academy partnership e-learning platform: https://esca.essexacl.ac.uk

This site is free to use for organisations across Southend, Essex & Thurrock. Please visit the site and register your details. The e-learning package covers the following learning outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of national drug and alcohol legislation and drug classes.
  • Understand the relationship between domestic abuse and substance misuse
  • Demonstrate knowledge of physical and psychological addiction.
  • Have an understanding of drug categories and side effects.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of how to prevent drug related deaths.
  • Have knowledge of how to signpost and refer users to local support services.