Supporting women and babies after domestic abuse

Together with Sterling University, Women’s Aid have created a toolkit designed for women working in specialist domestic abuse services, who are working with pregnant women and women with very young children.

It will help domestic abuse workers to build:

  • an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on early parenting;
  • an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on the development of infants and very young children;
  • and a model of support that is woman centred and infant centred.

ISBN 978-0-907817-63-5

© Women’s Aid, 2019

Please click here to download the early years toolkit.

Alongside this toolkit is free training for member services delivered by our children and young people’s officer, Amna Abdullatif.

Training will cover:

  • Impact on children in the early years experiencing domestic violence
  • Risks to women
  • Shame and blame
  • Keeping the perpetrator in mind
  • Impact on mum
  • Relationship between mum and baby
  • Supporting mum and baby
  • Attachment
  • Tuning into one another
  • Slowing down
  • Termination/adoption
  • Safety planning
  • What more can specialist do to help?

The free training will be delivered to the following cities over the next 6 months. If you would like to be kept informed of dates for any of these areas, please get in in touch with Amna on: [email protected]

  • Manchester
  • Blackburn
  • Sunderland/Newcastle
  • London
  • Bristol
  • Nottingham

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