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Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices

Dec 18, 2019 | VCS

Wed, 12 February 2020, 10:00 – 17:00

About Women and Girls’ Network’s Hidden Scars: Understanding the Impact and Trauma of Harmful Practices training

This course aims to introduce participants to the different types of Harmful Practices, and the psychological impact of trauma caused by these experiences.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this half training course participants will have:

— Increased awareness and understanding of the range of harmful practices including; FGM, Forced Marriage, Faith Based Abuse ‘Honour’ Crimes

— Increased awareness and understanding of the global and traumatic impact of Harmful Practices on clients psychological and emotional well being

— Explored the neurobiological processes of trauma on the brain

— Increased awareness and understanding of relevant clinical conceptualizations. Including Developmental trauma, PTSD and CTSD

— Identifed the impact of the work on practitioners and the development of self care strategies.

Who is this training for?

These courses have been developed for front-line female staff, working directly with Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) working within London organisations. Please note that due to funding requirements, this free course is only available to female professionals providing VAWG services in London.

Due to the level of demand for WGN training, and to ensure that as many organisations as possible are able to benefit from accessing training, we cannot accept more than 2 applicants from any one organisation for each course. It is usually not possible to offer individual delegates a place on more than one training course within the same academic year.

Please note that applying on Eventbrite does not automatically gain you a place on the course. There is an additional shortlisting process we have to undertake to ensure the criteria set by our funders have been met before offering a place to an applicant.

Please apply early to avoid disappointment, as many of WGN’s courses are over-subscribed and the application process may be closed early as a result.

To register your place click here

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