Training & Consultancy

Raising Awareness, Improving Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Survivors of Domestic Abuse

HOMETRUTHS believes in providing quality training to professionals across the South West, by skilled, qualified, experienced practitioners and trainers.

We bring our knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of domestic abuse to the training packages we develop and facilitate.  Through bridging theory and research from the international domestic violence field, with the realities of the survivors we work with, we are able to bring our training sessions alive and provide contemporary and authentic scenarios to assist with professional's understanding of domestic abuse, and reflect realistically the issues of working within this arena.  We ensure our training is responsive to and reflective of changes in Government legislation and we use a range of training techniques to meet the learning styles of particpants. 

We customize our training sessions to ensure they are relevant to the work of those attending.  It is important that professionals understand how domestic abuse impacts on the people they work with, and how they can improve engagement and outcomes for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, in whatever field they work in.  We recognise that domestic abuse and violence is a complex and often challenging issue for individuals and within society, so we aim to create a safe and confidential training environment to encourage open and honest discussion to assist with learning and professional understanding and development.

We have trained people from a wide range of backgrounds including: Social Workers, Health Visitors, Police Officers, Children's Centre Workers, Counsellors, Students & Volunteers, Magistrates and Solicitors. 

"Kim and Mary have many years experience in the DV field. Their passion and knowledge for the subject comes through in the training they offer. I recently attended a workshop on stalking which I found educational and very moving. It inspired me to work even harder with those experiencing all aspects of DV"  - Counsellor

Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children: "Very comprehensive, really enjoyed the training.  Very interesting and engaging." - Social Worker

"Good for self reflection and techniques of working with families - very useful, especially the impact on children and how they can be utilised as a tool." - Social Worker

"Clear and knowledgable trainers." - Senior Practitioner

"Time and resources were well managed and information was precise and clear - thank you." - NQ Social Worker

Please contact us with any enquiries about training packages.  We run bite-sized sessions through to 3 day programmes. 

We cover a range of topics including:

  • The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse
  • The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children (Basic & Advanced)
  • Responding to the Risks of Domestic Abuse
  • Stalking & Harassment
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • MARAC - Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference
  • Domestic Abuse in Pregnancy
  • Violence Against Young Women 

Raising awareness and increasing understanding of domestic violence & abuse is a core aim of HOMETRUTHS - we welcome enquiries from statutory, voluntary, community and profit making organisations, services, agencies and groups who would like a presentation about domestic abuse.

We are also associate trainers with David Niven Associates  providing training to professionals about the impact and effect of domestic abuse.

HOMETRUTHS facilitates conferences for professionals and practitioners from across the South West to explore the issues of domestic violence and abuse and the impact this has on our communities and societies.  Our first conference in June 2012 was a real success....

Feedback from delegates at HOMETRUTHS CONFERENCE 2014 - 'Womb To Womanhood'

“Domestic abuse is such an important issue that doesn’t get talked about enough – thank you HOMETRUTHS for an excellent day I learned lots and will be taking this back to the team I work with so we can make real changes for victims of domestic abuse”

“Well organised, great speakers, friendly helpful volunteers and a really good conference all round.”

“Excellent day, fabulous speakers and great to see HOMETRUTHS going from strength to strength and getting the message out there!”

Feedback from delegates at HOMETRUTHS CONFERENCE 2012 - 'The Hidden Truths of Domestic Abuse'

"Congratulations on organising such an informative, inspiring conference.  The voices from the women survivors were very moving and so powerful and my thanks goes to them for being so honest and open."

"Thank you once again for a really informative & stimulating conference.  The guest speakers were outstanding .... we had a thoroughly good day and came home buzzing with ideas and energy!"

"I really enjoyed the conference.  It was well put together with a very good choice of speakers."

"I want to thank you and your wonderful volunteers for making the day so informative and a true reminder of why we all do what we do."

"Well done on a fantastic conference today.  I really had a very worthwhile time, right in the arena.  Terrific speakers, warm engaging and expert.... I learnt so much."

"I thought it was an excellent day, I found it educational, thought provoking and emotional - not bad for ÂŁ50 - thank you very much"




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