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ADULT TRAINING

Tender offers a diverse programme of expert training courses

Adult Training

Tender offers a diverse programme of expert training courses for practitioners working with either young people or survivors of relationship abuse.

All of Tender’s trainers are highly skilled theatre practitioners and have years of experience working on the issue of gender-based violence. Each week Tender’s trainers also work with young people so their understanding and knowledge of the issues affecting young people is extremely current.

All Tender’s training is available to be delivered at your organisation’s venue. Alternatively, Tender runs a number of courses and seminars each year which are open to the public. If you would like further information about our training courses or would like to book a course for your organisation, please contact Dorota – dorota@tender.org.uk.

Tender training courses

Awareness and Good Practice when working with women experiencing violence and abuse in relationships

This training will equip participants with an understanding of the issues women face when experiencing violence from men they know. The day will provide attendees with a greater knowledge and appreciation of the barriers faced by women who are seeking help to leave an abusive relationship.

You will gain:

  • Ability to define and identify the different types of abuse.
  • Awareness of the pressures on women to stay in violent relationships and the factors that might prevent them from seeking and securing the help they need.
  • Understanding of issues for women from marginalised groups.
  • Awareness of the responsibility for violence using the power and control model.
  • Understanding of the impact on children witnessing and experiencing domestic abuse.


Who should attend:
The course is aimed at staff in any agency who may be called upon to support, advise, treat, or otherwise assist a woman experiencing violence from a man she knows.

Future dates:
TBC

Working with young people to address healthy relationships

Course description
This training course is aimed at professionals working directly with young people. Participants do not need to have previous experience of drama or theatre to take part in the day.

Tender uses a very practical approach during this training to equip participants with a clear understanding of the key issues of abuse and violence in relationships and practically examines how drama techniques can be used to engage young people in these issues. These exercises have been tried and tested in a range of youth settings including schools, youth centres and pupil referral units and the training will be delivered by facilitators with a wealth of experience in delivering issue based projects.

You will gain:

  • A theoretical understanding of the different types of abuse, the excuses perpetrators give and the pressures on victims to stay in abusive relationships through our gendered model.
  • New exercises that can be used to engage young people.
  • Knowledge about how the activities can be applied in a variety of youth settings, and learn effective techniques for engaging and encouraging young people to participate
  • An understanding of particular barriers participants has encountered when carrying out this kind of violence-prevention work


Who should attend:
This course is designed to benefit any person working with young people including social workers, foster carers, youth workers, mentors, teaching staff, domestic violence workers, IDVAs and counsellors.

Future dates:
TBC

3 Day Course – Developing and Delivering Domestic Violence and Abuse Training

(Train the Trainers)

Course description
This course will increase participants’ understanding of the relevant information, models and theories required to plan and deliver basic Multi Agency Awareness and Best Practice Domestic Violence Training in a range of settings. Participants will gain research and group work skills and learn how to adapt training sessions to a diverse range of learners. The course is aimed at participants who have a good grounding in the subject and who are planning to deliver training on issues of domestic violence.

Participants should have some training experience or similar transferable skills. The course will also help those who have a strategic or developmental role or who want to increase their ability to deliver presentations on domestic abuse. Over a period of up to six months after the course, you will be expected to prepare an additional portfolio of assignments with the support of our experienced trainers. This additional work is necessary in achieving the Open College Network Accredited (OCN) qualifications. The OCN is a leading national awarding body for credit based qualifications.

You will gain:

  • A Level 3 (A level standard) qualification
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and abuse theories
  • An understanding of how to plan domestic violence training
  • The materials to deliver domestic violence training
  • An extended understanding about tackling issues of discrimination in the context of domestic violence.


Who should attend:
This course is aimed at participants who have a good grounding in the subject and who will deliver training on issues of domestic violence. We recommend that participants should have already completed the Awareness and Good Practice course or a similar course. In addition, they should have some training experience or similar transferable experience.

Future dates:
6th – 8th December 2017 – please contact dorota@tender.org.uk if you wish to attend.

Understanding the needs of looked after children and young people who have lived with domestic violence and abuse

100% of participants said they had gained an increased knowledge about domestic abuse and violence. They also agreed they now felt more motivated and confident to engage in conversations with young people about these issues.

71% of course participants said they would change their practice as a result of the training course.

Course description

This course offers in-depth learning for foster carers and those working with looked after children on how to respond to children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Participants will develop their knowledge of the emotional impact of domestic violence on looked after children, and will gain confidence in discussing openly the impact of this with children. They will also have the opportunity to understand from the perspective of an adult care leaver how children may feel arriving at a new placement. We will focus on how children respond not only to new adult carers, but to the physical surroundings and how this may impact on settling in to a new placement. The course will also focus on the resilience of looked after children and the challenges faced by care leavers by examining common assumptions about domestic violence and abuse.

You will gain:

  • Increased understanding of domestic violence and abuse
  • The ability to identify barriers to a person leaving an abusive relationship
  • Increased confidence to talk about violence and abuse
  • Knowledge of the impact of domestic violence and abuse on foster care
  • Understanding of the strengths of young survivors of abuse
  • Understanding how domestic abuse and violence can affect settling into a new placement
  • New knowledge about so called ‘attention seeking’ behaviour


Who should attend:
This course is designed to benefit any persons who work with looked after children and care leavers, including social workers, foster carers, youth workers, mentors, teaching staff, domestic violence workers, IDVAs, counsellors.

Future dates:
TBC

 

Working with Young People: Exploring the impact of pornography

Course description

This course examines how pornography may contribute to body image issues and myths around sexual performance, preferences, consent or safety. It provides participants with tips to comfortably approach the topic with young people.

You will gain:

  • Understanding of the importance of talking to young people about pornography
  • A greater understanding of why young people watch pornography
  • Increased confidence to talk with young people about sex, relationships and pornography
  • Skills to identify common myths about mainstream pornography
  • Skills to challenge common misconceptions about pornography
  • A greater understanding of the pornography industry and the social context of mainstream porn
  • New tools and activities that can be used in discussions about pornography with young people


Who should attend:
This course is designed to benefit any person working with young people including teachers, social workers, foster carers, youth workers, mentors, counsellors and parents.

Future dates:
TBC

Working with Young People to Safely Navigate Digital Relationships

Course description

This course will investigate the current digital landscape for young people and build awareness about how various platforms may be used to encourage unhealthy relationships. It will examine common myths and challenge victim-blaming attitudes that characterise responses to digital abuse and harassment.

You will gain:

  • Understanding who experiences online stalking
  • Understanding what online stalking includes
  • Increased knowledge of what a digital footprint is
  • Increased knowledge of the risks mobile phones, SNS and computers pose to survivors of abuse
  • Increased knowledge of ways to minimise the risks posed by the above
  • Knowledge on how to record abuse


Who should attend:
This course is designed to benefit any person working with young people including teachers, social workers, foster carers, youth workers, mentors, counsellors and parents.

Future dates:
TBC

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