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Respect is the UK’s principle training organisation for frontline work with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse, male victims and young people using violence. Our training courses provide professionals with the skills and knowledge that they need to work safely and effectively in the domestic violence sector.

Our training courses are evidence-based, and have been created and tested by specialist practitioners, with reference to contemporary research and policy. We regularly review and revise our programmes of study to ensure that they remain valuable to frontline workers.

Our trainers are all highly experienced and skilled practitioners and trainers, each recruited for relevant knowledge and experience.

We deliver open-access training courses for individuals, and commissioned, “in-house”, courses for organisations. Whether you have a specialist role, work with perpetrators occasionally, or manage a team that could benefit from more knowledge about domestic violence and abuse, our range of courses can benefit you.

All participants who complete our training courses receive a Respect Professional Competency Certificate.

For more information about the training courses we run, please click on a specialism below or email events@respect.uk.net.

 

Training Calendar 2017-18 

Open-access training courses

Training on work with perpetrators of domestic violence

“We work with perpetrators because we care about victims”

Respect CEO, Jo Todd

  • Do you want to increase your confidence in engaging with perpetrators of domestic abuse?
  • Do you want to embed a one-to-one programme in your organisation for perpetrators who use violence and abuse?
  • Do you want to increase your understanding on how to work safely and manage risk effectively with perpetrators of domestic abuse?

Respect has the perfect three courses for you.

They can be done as a bundle or individually depending on your level of experience and requirements for your organisation.

Better Engagement with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to increase understanding of the dynamics in a relationship where domestic violence and abuse is present. The course focuses on increasing your knowledge and giving you tools and tangible skills to use in your practice. These include early identification techniques, methods to increase engagement and motivation for change, and appropriate referral procedures and pathways.

This course is ideal for anyone who would like an introduction to this work or want to increase their confidence in engaging with perpetrators. This course is great either done on its own or as a foundation to the other training courses on Respect’s training programme on working with domestic violence perpetrators.

Course length:
One day

Cost (including VAT):
Respect Members:
£120 | Non-members: £156

Next course: Tuesday 28 November 2017, Development House, London EC2A 4LT

Book online

Individual Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

This is an advanced specialist course. If you are new to domestic violence and abuse work with perpetrators or are unfamiliar with the dynamics of domestic abuse, then you have to complete the Better Engagement with Perpetrators course above prior to booking on to this. If you are unsure, give Julia a call on 020 7549 0578.

Couse Overview

This course is designed for organisations who have set up, or are in the process of setting up, a one-to-one intervention programme for domestic violence and abuse perpetrators. The course explores the difference between group and individual work, when individual work might be more effective, and how to use the Respect Individual Work Programme with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse. The training is participatory and practical, with a strong focus on working interactively with the programme materials.

Course length:
Four days

Cost (including VAT):
Respect Members:
£480 | Non-members: £600

Next course: Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 December 2017, near Waterloo rail station, London

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Risk Assessment

Couse Overview

This course aims to give you the skills and understanding needed to assess and manage risk posed by perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse to their (ex)partners and children. You will learn to treat risk as the dynamic entity that it is, needing to be assessed at different points in time, rather than managed as a static factor. Together we will explore the theory of risk, how to identify risks, and how to develop appropriate action plans to keep victims and children safe.

Please note that this course is not suitable for those wishing to become an expert risk assessor in domestic violence and abuse court cases.

Course length:
Two days

Cost (including VAT):
Respect Members:
£240 | Non-members: £312

Next course: Thursday 14 – Friday 15 December 2017, Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA

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Running groups with men using intimate partner violence: Essential Skills for Group Work Facilitators (6 days)

Course overview: 

This is a highly experiential course for professionals who work with perpetrators in group settings.

This training covers a range of exercises facilitators can use and adapt for core sessions of any programme they choose to use. This covers:

  • Checking in with the perpetrator at the start of sessions
  • Assessing perpetrators
  • Holding perpetrators accountable for their behaviour
  • Analysing violent incidents
  • Sexual respect
  • Safeguarding

This course’s main objective is to train you to be an excellent, confident facilitator who can motivate perpetrators to want to change. You will practice running groups whilst exercising empathy without collusion, and challenging abusive behaviours and attitudes.

Please note: Respect does not prescribe one model of groupwork with perpetrators. In this training we cover core elements that need to be included in every programme, and discuss theories behind existing programmes. This allows for flexibility when it comes to an organisation deciding upon which model it will use.

Cost (including VAT):

Respect Members: £720 | Non-members: £900

We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course. Please email events@respect.uk.net to be notified when places become available for this training course or to enquire about commissioning Respect to have the course delivered for your organisation.

Cross Cultural Working with Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Course overview:

This one-day course is for practitioners working with domestic violence perpetrators or survivors, to help participants explore what is meant by culture, how that connects with domestic violence and how to work productively with those connections in challenging domestic violence and promoting safety.

Course length:
One day

Cost (including VAT):
Respect Members:
£120 | Non-members: £156

We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course. Please email events@respect.uk.net to be notified when places become available for this training course or to enquire about commissioning Respect to have the course delivered for your organisation.

Women using violence and abuse in intimate relationships (1 day course)

Course overview:

Some women use violence and abuse in intimate relationships, although it has been found that women’s violence tends to be reactionary, shaped by gender roles, and manifests itself differently from men’s violence. However, sometimes the woman is the primary aggressor and it is important to be able to recognise the signs and know how to respond appropriately to increase victim and children’s safety.

In the complex dynamics of domestic abuse, it can be challenging at times to identify who is doing what to whom. This training course will increase your understanding on how women’s violence differs from men’s. We will provide you with tools to help you identify the primary aggressor, and how to respond if there is a female perpetrator taking into consideration their particular needs.

Course length:
One day

Cost (including VAT):
Respect Members:
£120 | Non-members: £156

We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course. Please email events@respect.uk.net to be notified when places become available for this training course or to enquire about commissioning Respect to have the course delivered for your organisation.

 

Training on working with male victims of domestic abuse

Domestic violence affects men too

Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (1-day course)

Course overview:

This one-day course will provide knowledge about the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women’s experiences and information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men. Participants will practice using skills in responding appropriately to male victims and will identify specific experiences and difficulties faced by specific groups of male victims such as gay men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds. Participants will get a hard copy of Respect’s Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence.

Course length:
One day

Cost (including VAT):
Respect Members:
£120 | Non-members: £156

We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course. Please email events@respect.uk.net to be notified when places become available for this training course or to enquire about commissioning Respect to have the course delivered for your organisation.

 

Training on young people using violence

Early intervention for families and teen relationships

Working with Young Peoples’ Violence in Close Relationships

Course overview:

This five-day course will equip practitioners to use the Respect toolkit on working with young people’s violence in close relationships. The approach we take is that young people need to be accountable for their behaviour, they need help to learn skills to manage conflict in relationships safely and that they may also be in need of protection as victims.The toolkit has been developed and piloted in a wide range of settings and is used across the UK with 13-19 year olds. The toolkit includes guidelines for assessment and safe working practice, as well as practical exercises for working one to one and in groups (including a DVD of discussion-stimulus materials). The training includes full access to the online toolkit and the accompanying DVD materials for 5 years (a fee will be charged after the 5-year period).

Course length:
Five days

Cost (including VAT):

Respect members: £720 | Non-members: £900

We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course. Please email events@respect.uk.net to be notified when places become available for this training course or to enquire about commissioning Respect to have the course delivered for your organisation.

For any further queries contact events@respect.uk.net