Services for Professionals

Domestic violence and abuse is a crime that has far-reaching implications across welfare, health, housing and education for individuals, families, and wider society. Responding effectively to domestic violence and abuse requires partnerships between public and private agencies, voluntary organisations, victims and their families. We believe that we all have a role and responsibility to protect and support victims and to hold those who choose to use violence to account. Domestic violence and abuse is preventable if we work together.

SAFE Training

We are able to provide the following one-day training courses.

 

Understanding the Impact and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

This module examines the dynamics and impacts of abusive relationships, helping bystanders to recognise the signs of abuse and intervene appropriately. Aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults, children or young people, to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding domestic abuse.

 

 

 

Introduction to Trauma

This training will provide a valuable introduction into trauma and understanding how it impacts on the emotional development of individuals. The session will include:

The inner child and emotional development

Big T & little t trauma – why the difference is key to treatment

Understanding how trauma impacts on decision making and behaviour

The Skilled Helper

 

This model is used extensively in counselling or coaching situations where the object is to achieve lasting change and to empower clients to manage their own problems more effectively and develop unused opportunities more fully. This session will cover:

Understanding collaboration between helper & client

Effective language when working with clients

Five key elements of healthy relationships

Avoiding the caring incompetent

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

This type of therapy combines cognitive and behavioural techniques. Clients are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations, sometimes with the use of relaxation techniques. This session will cover:

 

Introduction to CBT

Understand how to apply CBT to working with clients

Practical CBT exercises and approaches

Single session iIntegrated CBT – what it is and when and how to use it

Understanding core beliefs

Co-dependence, Trauma and Attachment

 

The co-dependent individual relies on others to determine his worth or gets it from comparing himself to others, so his self-esteem fluctuates between feeling worthless and better than. When negative events occur, a person with healthy self-esteem does not question his or her own worth or value. Children growing up in a loving, nurturing environment learn to esteem themselves by being functionally esteemed by their parents or carers. Where family environments are challenging, people can become co-dependent. They may experience further trauma later in life due to relationships with other people who may be abandoning, abusive, addicted or have mental illness.

This session will cover:

Five core symptoms of co-dependence

The secure base and dysfunctional family boundaries

Understanding big T and little t trauma

SAFE Consultancy

SAFE can provide specialist consultancy services to assist with case management and support practitioners working with families impacted by domestic violence and abuse and those with complex needs.

Please contact us for prices and bookings

Registered Office

1 Queens Road

Exeter

EX2 9ER

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Company Number: 01837296

Charity Number: 291415