Training Guidance

Further information regarding education initiatives and training for young people and children can be found in section 4.


The Intervention Initiative

University of the West of England (UWE) (2014)

The Intervention Initiative is a free resource with an educational toolkit to be used by universities and colleges for the prevention of sexual coercion and domestic abuse in university settings.

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Violence Against Women and Girls Communications Insight Pack

Home Office (2014)

The pack covers a wide range of VAWG areas and includes key national statistics, background information on policy, government and partner campaigns which tackle VAWG. It also signposts other useful research and how to access various support materials which are currently available to partners. Updated Nov 2014.

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Violence and abuse training modules (online)

Safer Leeds (2010)

The LIAP Women and Violence Trust works closely with Statutory and Voluntary Agencies in Leeds to raise awareness of abuse. The Leeds based online practice guidance is available to use free of charge.

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Childhood Sexual Exploitation: a compendium of training

Kosaraju, A. and Hawley, D. (2009)

This compendium of available specialist training on CSE in England and Wales is compiled by CROP as part of the research and development work funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It is based on a 6 month survey audit of CSE training conducted during 2008-09.

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Recommended Guidelines for Domestic Violence Trainings

IMECE Turkish Speaking Women’s Group (2009)

These recommended guidelines are the culmination of a three-year project, which aimed to identify specific issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) women survivors of domestic violence and to incorporate these issues into training programmes for a better understanding of domestic violence within BME communities in the UK.

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Domestic Abuse Training Manual for Health Professionals

Department of Health and Home Office (2006)

This training manual developed from work within the National Domestic Violence Health Practice Forum (now called HEVAN, Health Ending Violence and Abuse Now).

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Spiralling toolkit (domestic violence & abuse prevention tool kit for use with children & young people)

Safer Bristol Partnership (2006)

'Spiralling' is an education toolkit and film for use as a resource to help prevent domestic abuse in the next generation, by carrying out activities with and for children and young people of all ages.

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A Resource Guide to Teaching About Woman Abuse and its Effects on Children

The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (2005)

This Canadian guide gives advice on teaching methodologies and suggestions on how to deliver lectures on this topic and gives suggestions for answering questions students may have.

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Guidelines For Accurately Covering Male Violence Against Women

Guidance for journalists on VAWG reporting

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Event Planning Grid

British Youth Council

Useful template to help you plan an event or training.

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Understanding the effects of domestic violence: a trainer's manual for early childhood educators

Baker, L. et  al.

This training resource designed in the USA can be used to develop two versions of training and gives a clear and accessible format for delivering each module.

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Guidelines for Developing Training

The Advocates for Human Rights (USA)

Gives guidance, templates and model sessions to help develop training on issues relating to violence against women. Also gives tips for facilitating training, including how to use role plays and group discussion.

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