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Events calendar

This calendar is for events and conferences that are of interest to the violence against women and children sector. We will no longer be advertising training courses, but please head to the Women's Aid National Training Centre instead.

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) training

The CAADA Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) training course equips DV professionals with a clear understanding of how to identify risk, support clients and address the issues that they face in a consistent and professional way. By the end of the course, IDVA course graduates will have the confidence to work with high risk clients from the point of crisis. They will be able to utilise various skills and tools to offer a wide range of practical safety options, with the aim of achieving long-term safety for individual clients. The IDVA course itself comprises a total of 15 days, broken into five blocks of three day sessions. The programme is accredited with the Open College Network at Level 3. This is broadly equivalent to NVQ3 and A level. However, applicants must attend the full course, and must complete all units to the required standard to receive the CAADA Certificate of Professional Competence. To read feedback on our training visit http://www.caada.org.uk/training/CATtraining_feedback.htm Block 1 (2nd - 4th Feb 2010): • The IDVA role and toolkit • Self-care and vicarious trauma • Diversity considerations Block 2 (2nd - 4th March 2010): • Risk management • MARAC • Multi-agency skills Block 3 (30th March - 1st April 2010): • Criminal justice response to domestic violence • Case management • Individual tutorials Block 4 (11th - 13th May 2010): • Civil law • Safeguarding children • Mental health and substance misuse Block 5 (8th - 10th June 2010): • Housing • Assessment and accreditation • BME clients • Sexual violence

Tue, 2nd Feb 2010, 00.00 - Thu, 10th Jun 2010, 00.00

Hosted by: Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA)
Venue: Birmingham
Contact: Kate North-Lewis 0117 3178750