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Domestic Violence Intervention Project

WORKING WITH THE WHOLE: GENDERED RESPONSES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IMPACTED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE

With one in five children witnessing some form of domestic abuse and an increasing number of young people experiencing domestic abuse in their close relationships, it’s vital that children and young people are given a space to be heard and supported.

Join us in exploring the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people within a gendered analysis of violence against women and girls. Do all children and young people experience domestic abuse in the same ways? What are the existing and emerging good practices in working with children and young people affected by domestic abuse? How does domestic abuse experienced by children and young people interact with other forms of violence and abuse? How can we ensure children and young people’s voices are heard?

Confirmed speakers and workshop facilitators

 Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, Research Fellow in Violence Against Women, Durham University

 DVIP’s Yuva, Therapy and Family Court Teams

 Purple Drum (Imkaan)

 Women and Girls’ Network

 Dr Marianna Tortell, DVIP CEO

Hear from specialist services and practitioners on responding to young people’s experiences and use of violent and abusive behaviour within a feminist, gendered analysis of violence against women and girls.

Take part in interactive workshops to increase understanding of children and young people’s experiences and needs, and knowledge of specialist provision.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will also be time for networking.

Who should attend?

- Specialist young people’s practitioners, including Social Workers, Youth Workers, Teachers, Young People’s IDVAs and Support Workers

- Voluntary and community organisations working with people affected by domestic abuse

- Services that address the needs of those at risk of or experiencing VAWG

- Statutory service providers such as Safeguarding Teams, Children’s Services

- CAFCASS Officers

- Commissioners of VAWG and Young People’s services

If you have any questions, please contact Nathalie Ewing at Nathalie@dvip.org.

Earlier Event: February 24
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Later Event: March 7
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