Power to change: facilitation programme

Power to change: facilitation programme

How to set up and run support groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to set up and run support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence/abuse using the ‘Power to change’ manual.

The manual is the result of a collaboration between feminist activists and practitioners from five countries – Estonia, Portugal, Italy, UK and Hungary (with WA England that co-ordinated the project). They worked together for over two years on its development,  through workshop sessions and email exchanges drawing on their varied knowledge and their experiences of working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Once developed, extensive consultation on the manual and its content was carried out with specialist domestic abuse practitioners and with survivors.

The programme was designed for women and to be facilitated by women. It is best suitable for experienced domestic abuse practitioners with at least some experience of facilitating group work with women.

What does the course cover?

  • Survivors’ needs in view of effective group work
  • The main principles of developing and running a successful survivors’ support group
  • The contents of the Power to Change manual
  • Practice group facilitation skills whilst working with the programme material

Course dates and booking:

Cost per person £500 for non members and £450 for members

21st & 22nd November : Bristol – Brunswick Court (exact location given after booking)

Please head to our training portal to browse all of our upcoming courses and dates.

Trainer profile:

Bianca Petkova

Dr Bianca Petkova is an experienced training officer at Women’s Aid. She is a trained psychologist specialising in the psychology of women. Since joining Women’s Aid in 2008, Bianca has developed and delivered many accredited and bespoke courses for practitioners in the field of domestic abuse.

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: training@womensaid.org.uk

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