LGBT domestic abuse: awareness and practice (CPD course)

CPD: 6 points

This new and informative training course is focused on how best to support LGBT-identified people who are experiencing domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can manifest in different ways within different communities. Having the understanding of how this can present is an important factor is providing effective support for LGBT survivors. This course will use a mixture of presentation, group work and interactive discussion to cover the course outcomes and appeal to different learning styles.

What does the course cover?

Having attended this course you will be able to:

• Describe the prevalence and unique dynamics of domestic abuse in LGBT communities
• Understand some of the barriers to LGBT people seeking support for domestic abuse
• Identify ways in which you can deliver LGBT affirmative support
• Feel increased confidence in responding to LGBT people who are experiencing domestic abuse
• Pinpoint useful resources and services

Course dates and booking:

See our list below for upcoming events and click on the course to book your space.

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Who is this training suitable for?

This course is aimed at professionals who already have a basic level of domestic abuse awareness such as:

• Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocates (DAPA’s)
• Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors (IDVA’s)
• Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)
• Community Workers/ Outreach Workers
• Youth Workers
• Housing Officers
• Social Workers
• Police
• Therapists and Counsellors
• And other Professionals who work with survivors of abuse and regularly respond to issues around domestic abuse in their work.


Women’s Aid members: £150
Non-members: £175

Trainer profile:

Evelyn Sharp

Domestic Abuse Practitioner and Trainer

Evelyn Sharp is currently a domestic abuse Trauma Therapist at RISE in Brighton and Hove. An experienced practitioner, she worked for several years as an LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advisor and has delivered domestic abuse outreach and young people’s work. She has also provided senior casework to female offenders as well as worked in mental health. Her therapeutic specialisms include LGBT communities, trauma, domestic abuse and women-specific issues.
An associate trainer as well as an independent trainer, Evelyn is experienced in training and conference addresses. She regularly delivers training to caseworkers, police officers, teachers and counsellors on responding to domestic abuse and LGBT awareness.

Please note that submitting an application form will automatically generate an invoice so please only apply if you wish to attend the course.
If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

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