Addressing sexualised violence in perpetrator programmes

Effectively decrease sexualised violence

Discussing sexualised violence in perpetrator programmes can be a challenge for the most experienced professionals. This two-day training gives you the opportunity to explore your style, attitudes and experiences in working with sexualised violence, and equips you with concrete tools and guidance for the work.

Learn how to

  • Work on sexualised violence with men in your programme
  • Respond to the specific demands of discussing sexualised violence
  • Work on sexualised violence with men in your programme
  • Prepare for difficult discussions
  • Take care of your mental health

Training agenda

  • Explore your own shame around sexuality and sexualised violence and tackle personal barriers for working on these topics
  • Learn how to work with shame of your clients and engage them in exploring sexualised violence
  • Understand shortcomings of collusive and alienating approaches
  • Build up your skills to take a stance that leads to productive engagement of your clients
  • Explore what kind of support you need when working on these topics
  • Learn how to create effective and supporting co-facilitation process
  • Learn about key factors of healthy sexual relationship and how to apply them in your work with perpetrators
  • Learn how expectations influence sexual relationships
  • Learn how to work on these expectations with your clients
  • Learn how gender roles shape expectations and behaviors in sexual relationships
  • Learn how to challenge and initiate recreation of masculine identity of your clients
  • Learn how to introduce concepts of consent and receptivity to your clients, and connect it with violence in relationship
  • Improve your skills in working on sexual pressure with your clients
  • Adopt efficient ways to support healthy communication around sex with your clients and alternative routes to intimacy
  • Learn about good practices in working with young people
  • Explore specifics of sex in long term relationships and how to apply it in your work

The trainer

Kate Iwi

Kate Iwi has 30 years experience working in this field and has also worked for a large aid organisation, developing child protection policies in international settings. Kate wrote her first domestic violence perpetrator programme back in 2000 and has since developed programmes in other parts of Europe and Lebanon. In 2011, she co-authored "Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence: A Practical Resource for Supporting Parenting Skills" (Jessica Kingsley; April 2011). A further book in the series, "Engaging with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Early Intervention", was published in January 2015. In 2017 she co-authored the "Reprovide programme", which forms the basis of the UK's first large scale RCT into domestic abuse perpetrator programmes, and in 2018 she wrote the Drive "Behaviour Change Toolkit" for work with high risk/ high harm perpetrators. She currently runs a Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme (DAPP) within the Child protection system in the UK.

This training is eye opening and thought provoking. The trainers provide space for open discussion and reflection without judgement, while challenging you to think outside the box. I would definitely recommend this training.

Abbie James (United Kingdom)