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4th September 2014 Help & Advice, Upcoming Events Tags: , , 0 Comments

Equation have some interesting courses coming up over the next few months and I would be very grateful if you could please circulate details via your distribution network/ website? Many thanks for your support. For those unfamiliar with Equation’s work, please see the end of this email for further information.


Young People who Hurt Their Parents

2nd October 2014, 9.15am-4.30pm @ Nottingham CVS, NG1 3FB

£90.00, including lunch

Developed and delivered by RESPECT, this one day course explores the issue of young people’s abuse of parents.  The day will cover the impact of domestic violence on young people, prevalence and dynamics of parent abuse, building strengths in the parent/child relationship. The afternoon will focus on practical skills for working with parents experiencing abuse from their children, exploring family systems work and identifying simple techniques to utilise with young people.

Booking essential – please contact /0115 9623237 or see  


Introduction to the Impact of SV

15th October 2014, 9.45am-3.00pm @ Nottingham New Mechanics, Nottingham NG1 4EZ

£75.00, including lunch

This course has been developed for professionals working in the sector and will be delivered by Rape Crisis Nottingham.  The course explores attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes associated with rape and sexual violence.  Delegates will increase understanding of the impact of rape and sexual violence. The course will also look at the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and enable delegates to develop a greater understanding of the implications surrounding reporting.

To apply, please download a booking form from  or ring 0115 962 3237.


Working with Men Experiencing DV

2nd December 2014, 9.45am-4.30pm @ Duncan MacMillan House, Nottingham NG3 6AA

£90.00 – lunch not included

This one day course has been developed and delivered by Equation for professionals working in the sector. It will look at the ways in which men experience domestic violence and abuse within their intimate and family relationships. The course will explore the role of the male IDVA and the complexities of working with male survivors.

The session will inform practitioners on how to utilise the good practice screening assessment tool, in addition to advising on referral pathways and good practice points.  It will also examine additional good practice related to gay, bisexual and transgender men.

By the end of the day delegates will have a better understanding of domestic violence and abuse experienced by male survivors, and will feel more confident in their ability to respond appropriately.

The aims are:

  • Increase understanding of the experience of men living with domestic violence and abuse in a range of contexts
  • Improve the ability to respond appropriately to men living with domestic violence and abuse
  • Increase understanding of complexities of working with men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
  • Provide resources to enable effective responses to men experiencing domestic violence and abuse: including the provision of risk assessment tools and screening tools and guidance.
  • To apply, please download a booking form from  or ring 0115 962 3237.

Who are Equation?

Equation is a leading specialist charity based in Nottinghamshire, working since 1989 to prevent and reduce the significant harm caused by domestic abuse. In 2013-14, Equation worked with c.9,000 people – professionals, young people, and survivors – to help eradicate domestic abuse. A major area of our work is offering courses for professionals (statutory, voluntary and private sectors) in understanding and responding to domestic violence and its impact.


Thank you for your support and please contact me, or check  if you have any questions.


Joan Millband

Project Support Worker


equal relationships free from abuse


Equation, 2 First Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 6JL

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