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Respect runs a programme of events for frontline workers, service managers, commissioners, funders, policy workers and researchers.

Our events are aligned with the core strands of work: perpetrators of domestic abuse, male victims and young people’s violence in close relationship; and support our ethos of high quality and safe service provision.

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Groupwork for domestic abuse perpetrators: essential facilitator skills

5th September 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course gives participants essential skills to become groupwork facilitators, supporting perpetrators to change their abusive behaviour

About this Event

Respect’s flagship training course has been fully reviewed and updated and is now offered as a 5-day course! This is a highly experiential course which highlights the different types of perpetrator programmes that can be adopted by organisations.

Please note that Respect does not prescribe a specific model of work for groupwork programmes and this training course will not provide or recommend a model of groupwork.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to use a range of skills and techniques effectively in groupwork programmes with perpetrators in a groupwork, and how to facilitate programmes safely. The course ensures that you:

• Learn why groupwork programmes were developed and what agency structures are needed to support safe practice

• Understand a range of models of work and approaches used byby organisations who support perpetrators; the domestic violence perpetrator sector

• Understand how to develop the process of co-gendered group facilitation

• Learn how case management, supervision and treatment management should work in a groupwork setting

• Practice assessing the suitability of perpetrators for groupwork intervention

• Understand how to develop a group in line with the Respect Accreditation Standard

• Practice how to plan, set up and run a groupwork session

Who is this course suitable for?

Frontline Workers who will facilitate groupwork programmes for domestic violence perpetrators;Integrated Support Service Workers who want an in-depth understanding of the groupwork programme;

Do I need work experience or qualifications to attend the course?

The course is for frontline domestic abuse specialists with recent experience of working with domestic abuse service users; and/or a relevant and recognised qualification. There is substantial pre-reading provided by Respect that attendees must carry out.

Course length

Five days



5th September 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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