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Escape The Trap Facilitator Training

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Become a Facilitator

If you are working with young people, recognise the emerging levels of abuse they can experience in their early relationships and want to take a pro-active approach to addressing the issue and support those you work with then Escape the Trap is for you.

During the three day CPD Accredited training facilitators will learn how to run this programme, exploring ways to address the difficult and sensitive issue of teenage relationship abuse in an interactive way using experiential activities and self-reflection.

The programme is also accessible to use one to one with the accompanying Escape the Trap workbook.

Practitioners are training to become facilitators across the UK and represent a wide range of agencies including: school pastoral & learning mentors, school nurses, pupil referral unit’s, youth offending, youth services, children & young people’s services, specialist domestic abuse services, Brook Advisory, community safety, behaviour consultants, counsellors, scout leaders, police, IDSVA’s & YDVA’s.

Training Outline

Escape the Trap facilitator training will support practioners to learn about the:

  • Concept & structure of the programme
  • Group agreements
  • Exploring one’s own thinking and understanding about teenage relationship abuse
  • Additonal Risk Factors
  • Generating discussion with young people
  • Develop ways to address the difficult and sensitive issue of teenage relationship abuse using experiential activities and self-reflection
  • Understanding prevalance of social media abuse
  • Working flexibly to meet the needs of your group
  • Safety planning with young people
  • Monitoring Risk
  • Applying the programme in one to one work
  • The Escape the Trap facilitator training event provides an intensive learning experience over three days.

Over the three-day facilitator training, practitioners will gain an understanding of the complex dynamics of teenage relationship abuse. Each week of the programme will be explored in depth so practitioners will feel confident and equipped to deliver it at the end of the training.

All practitioners must have completed recognised safeguarding training.

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Please see our Events page for forthcoming dates.

 

Testimonials

Escape the Trap training, Suffolk 2016

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap - Fantastic Training

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days. I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response. I have previously worked alongside targeted programmes for young people, but Escape the Trap is by far the best and the easiest to deliver.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

The Freedom Programme Facilitator Training

 

Freedom Programme Facilitator Training

The Freedom Programme was originally designed by Pat Craven in 1999, to address the abuser’s tactics and behaviours. It the examines the perceptions held of who is to blame for the violence & abuse by considering the beliefs of the abusing partner, the victim and society at large. It further explores the impact & effect on victims and their children, warning signs and what constitutes a ‘healthy’ partner. The programme provides a window of opportunity to explore these issues in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental forum enabling women to develop their own support network, alleviating their sense of isolation.

This an intensive three-day training, which explores the programme in full and provides an in-depth insight into domestic and sexual violence and abuse. It enables practitioners to run an 11/12 week programme which raises awareness and knowledge for victims/survivors about abuser behaviours, tactics and beliefs.

Training is suitable for any practitioners, statutory & voluntary, working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, including family support practitioners, CYP services, housing associations, tenency support, IDVAs, police, refuge & outreach staff, probation, health visitors, midwives, school nurses, therapeutic services, legal services, CAB, pastoral staff, support groups, community groups and those working with vulnerable adults and children.

It is not intended that every participant of the training become a facilitator. This training is equally useful to those working in a one to one capacity. Support will be given within the training on how to set up a group programme as well as using the Homestudy book.

This training can be provided in-house for a minimum of 10 persons. If you would like to access a multi-agency training please go to the Events page for future dates. For further information on this training, please contact Cathy directly via the Contact page.

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Testimonials

I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

FREEDOM PROGRAMME NOVEMBER 2014 (SUDBURY)

Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!

Freedom Programme Training Nov 2014

I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.

Freedom Programme

Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.

The Freedom Programme Training

Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.

The Freedom Programme

I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.

The Freedom Programme Training

Who’s in Charge? Facilitator Training

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Three-day Facilitator Training.

Overall Aims of the Nine Week Programme

  • Reduce parent’s feelings of isolation.
  • Challenge parent’s feelings of guilt.
  • Lessen deterministic thinking about causes (e.g. “he can’t help it.. he has ADHD” or “… he saw his father be violent”) – it is always multi-causal.
  • Reinforce belief in possibility of change (without giving false hope or creating complacency).
  • Clarify boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour (harder than it sounds as there are many grey areas and we need to avoid imposing our own values).
  • Arm parents with some simple concepts that have proved empowering: e.g. entitlement, the power of being irresponsible, etc.
  • Examine strategies for creating meaningful and practical consequences for unacceptable behaviour. The approach of most parenting courses and materials is to assume that children are basically cooperative and only need encouragement and positivity to be good. These approaches usually have failed miserably with the oppositional children of the WiC? parents. Finding consequences for children who care about little and don’t want to cooperate is very difficult.
  • Explore anger, both children’s and (often more usefully) parents’
  • Encourage assertiveness
  • Encourage self-care
  • Reinforce progress and provide emotional support while parents are attempting to become more assertive parents.

Goals:

  • It is expected that parents will feel less depressed and powerless by the end of the course (evaluation of those who complete the course strongly supports this at two month follow up).
  • It is hoped that the amount of violence and abusive behaviour will decrease in a majority of the families and the majority of group completers do report less abuse (but this depends on many variables that are out of our control and change in children’s behaviour may be a long term consequence of changes in parental behaviour). The majority of parents (about 66%) do report an improvement in their problem child’s abusive behaviour at 2-month follow-up. However, most are still experiencing some verbal abuse and yelling. Changing parents behaviour is part of a long process of change for many.
  • Raise awareness of the issue of violence to parents in the community and in the field.

WIC? Facilitator Training

For further information on our three day training in the Who’s in Charge? programme please click the WIC? Training Booking Form at the top of the page.

Also look at our Child to Parent Violence One Day Workshop.

For further information on this training, please contact Cathy directly via the Contact page.

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Testimonials

Who's in Charge? Training London 2016

Who's in Charge? Training Portsmouth 2016

A great course, a great programme and great facilitators. Carole and Cathy were very easy to get along with, approachable, informative and listened as well as generating interesting discussions and ideas which made the training exiting, not forgetting a good mix of humour and fun. I left feeling very inpatient to get the programme up and running and using my new found knowledge in my one to one work as a Family Support Worker.Many thanksMarie

WIC? Programme Training for Facilitators June 2014

This course will give parents confidence to believe in themselves, and to try out new strategies for dealing with behaviours from their children.

Programme Family Support Worker, Youth Offending, Team Slough

I love the way this training offers a new view of parenting, without blame. It follows this up with simple, attentive methods of parenting by assisting a shift of attitude, so that a small change may be as effective in changing a child’s behaviour.

Who's in Charge? 2016