WWP EN Trainings

Better Together: How to foster collaboration between victim support services & perpetrator programmes                 - 23 & 27 October, 9:00-16:30 CET

This free training is open to WWP EN Member Organisations. Application is closed. Max. number of participants: 10 

You will learn

  • To use practical guidance and tools for effective collaboration between PP and VSS
  • To respond to and overcome common barriers stopping effective collaboration between PP and VSS
  • To implement lessons from your practical experience
  • To identify roles and responsibilites of PP and VSS in relation to collaboration
  • To understand the key components of information sharing and confidentiality protocols

Training Content

  • 12 hours online training (23 & 27 November), 6 hours independent offline work
  • 7 modules:
    • Module 1 - What makes collaboration effective?
    • Module 2 - Models of working and guiding principles/practice for effective collaboration between VSS and PP.
    • Module 3 - Roles and responsibilities, information sharing and the development of contracts and protocols.
    • Module 4 - Managing risk and safety through collaboration.
    • Module 5 - Examining our own attitudes and beliefs about patriarchy, feminism and gender based violence in the context of victim support services and perpetrator programmes.
    • Module 6 - Navigating conflicts and tensions in the context of victim support services and perpetrator programmes.
    • Module 7 - Structures that hold women safe in the context of victim support services and perpetrator programmes.

Requirements

  • Membership in WWP EN
  • Availability for entire training
  • Access to computer with internet connection

Trainers

Kath Albiston has 20 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence. As a consultant and trainer in the UK, she specialises in risk management and safeguarding, as well as supervision for perpetrator programmes and victim services. Kath is an expert involved in authoring Domestic Homicide and Serious Case Reviews, as well as expert assessments for family and civil courts.

As the Development Officer for MOVE Ireland, Fionnuala Collins provides tailored training for a diverse range of frontline staff. She has developed various training methods to encourage reflection and deeper engagement, and to create good communication, protocols, and practices. She has more than 20 years of experience working with victims and perpetrators of abuse in family, youth and community services.

Getting started: How to set up a perpetrator programme       - 21 & 30 October, 11:00-15:15 CET

This free training is open to all interested parties. Application has ended. Max. number of participants: 10 

You will learn

  • To understand the need for perpetrator programmes
  • To understand theories of desistance from abusive behaviours, the motivations and barriers to attitude and behaviour change
  • To identify the necessary resources and expertise required to set up a perpetrator programme
  • To how to correctly evaluate the effectiveness of perpetrator programmes
  • To understand the structure and key elements of a typical community-based perpetrator programme
  • To initiate partnerships with stakeholders in a community to set up a perpetrator programme

Training Content

  • 7,5 hours online training, 7,5 hours offline independent learning
  • 7 modules
    • Module 1 - Theories of gender based/domestic violence and abuse and related harm for individual, family and society.
    • Module 2 - Programme types, typologies of perpetrator and risk levels.
    • Module 3 - Motivation & Engagement – Can abusers change? How does change occur?
    • Module 4 - What is needed to safely set up a perpetrator programme?
    • Module 5 - What is success? Post programme reinforcement and evaluation methods.
    • Module 6 - How to build partnerships of stakeholders in setting up a perpetrator programme.
    • Module 7 - Structure and key elements of a community-based perpetrator programme.

Requirements

  • You are a professional interested in introducing a perpetrator programme into your community (professionals from state/local institutions, NGOs working in the field of domestic violence, ...)
  • Availability for entire training
  • Access to computer with internet connection

Trainers

Beverley Gilbert is a Senior Lecturer in Domestic and Sexual Violence in the UK. She has over 30 years of experience working in the field of policing, criminal justice and probation practice and is founder of a women’s peer support organisation Cohort 4 in Warwickshire, England.

Dean Ajdukovic, WWP EN Chair, is a psychologist and family therapist, professor emeritus of the University of Zagreb with over 30 years of professional experience. He had a leading role in introducing perpetrator work in Croatia and has helped set up work with perpetrators and train providers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia.

With an academic background in Child & Family Studies, Jonathan Fowler worked as a therapist in Dutch mental health services. His main area of expertise is around violence and abuse in families, with a particular expertise in the mental health of high-harm domestic violence perpetrators.

 

Getting it right: How to focus on child-safety in perpetrator work - 26 October & 9 November, 9:00-16:30 CET

This free training is open to WWP EN Member Organisations. Application has ended. Max. number of participants: 7 

You will learn

  • To understand the importance of comprehensive child protection policies for ensuring the safety and well-being of children
  • About practical tools to develop child protection policies and procedures
  • Relevant competencies to successfully implement child protection policies
  • To work with perpetrators and/or victims of domestic violence in a child-centred way
  • To integrate the best interest of children in the multi-agency context

Training Content

  • 12 hours online training, 6 hours offline independent work
  • 3 Modules
    • Module 1 – Collective research and creative tools to develop and implement a child protection policy in perpetrator programmes.
    • Module 2 – Parenting: working with perpetrators with a child-centred approach.
    • Module 3 – Keeping a portfolio: What works in our organisation?

Requirements

  • Membership in WWP EN
  • Availability for entire training
  • Access to computer with internet connection

Trainers

Kris Decraemer is a clinical psychologist and works at a systemic training and therapy centre in Antwerp (Belgium). She has been working in the field of domestic violence as a therapist and trainer for more then 20 years. She develops methods to work with perpetrators as well as victims, with partners, as well as parents and children after violence. 

Olivier Malcor is a philosopher and theatre of the oppressed facilitator. Since 20 years, he has been staging violence and abuse of power in many countries, allowing audiences to rehearse change. He is constantly developing simple and gradual tools to script power and dismantle violence, mainly games and theatrical techniques. 

Last changed: 20.10.2020