ASC-domestic abuse train the trainers course for professionals in health an...
ASC (Ask Support Care) is a train the trainers programme. We provide training on domestic abuse for those aiming to train non-specialists (ie those who do not work in the domestic abuse field) who work in professions where they may encounter those suffering abuse and have an opportunity to reach out to them and offer some help and support. Domestic abuse affects 1 in 5 women in their lifespan, it also affects men. Those affected are our patients, our clients, our colleagues and our friends.
Evidence shows that if a trusted professional raises the issue it may encourage those experiencing abuse to take action. The main reason people don't offer help is that they don't know where to start. We can help with that.
Our training day incorporates elements of bystander training as well as training on a tried and tested method of encouraging professionals to raise the issue, AVDR. We will provide enough backround information through lectures, group work sessions and role play to allow attendees to roll out this training in their workplace or to other colleagues in their profession. We will also provide all the materials and ongoing support that you might need if you choose to become a trainer. We aim to increase your awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and to help you to realise the valuable role many professionals in health and beyond can play in supporting those experiencing abuse just by following a few simple steps.
Training will be led by Dr Christine Goodall, founder of Medics against Violence and Chief Inspector Graham Goulden from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit along with other experienced facilitators. We have been training health professionals in Scotland on AVDR since 2010.
The training is provided free of charge.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Although there are bus services from Glasgow and Edinburgh that will get you close to Tuliallan the easiest way to get there is by car. There is parking available at the Police College
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No we will have list of those who have registered
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes as long as you let us know beforehand who is attending
Who is the training for?
The training is suitable for anyone who wishes to train colleagues in any field of health (doctors, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, paramedics, optometrists, (this list is not exhaustive)), social care, veterinary medicine, hairdressers, beauty therapists and complementary therapsists, for those working in the finance sector and anyone else who may encounter those experiencing abuse in the course of their work.
If the course is full will you be running future events?
Yes if this session is full we will add your name to a waitlist incase tickets become available later or for a future event. We have limited the number to 40 because the training session works better when everyone can participate