Escape The Trap Facilitator Training


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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This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

Escape the TrapCity Teen AdvocateNottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Escape the TrapStronger Families Children's WorkerNottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Escape the TrapStronger Families & Young Voices Team LeaderNottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Escape the TrapYoung Voices Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham