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.
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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
- Tuning into one another
- Slowing down
- 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]