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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I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social WorkerBradford CollegeBradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons WorkerAddactionLiverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach WorkerNIDASMansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby