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Reference Number : DE-2009-850-002
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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Background - Acting on the Background for a higher Climbing Up of Women Survivors of Violence
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRANT FOR EITHER COMENIUS OR GRUNDTVIG TARGET GROUPS

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 229784 - CP - 1- 2006 - PT - GRUNDTVIG G11
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN OTHER FIELDS
Other Domestic Violence
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Pre-Primary
Primary
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
Special education for disabled persons
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Second chance or remedial education
Adult education for disabled persons
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Centres for guidance, councelling or accreditation
Other sectors of adult education
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Inspectors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation
Non-teaching administrative staff
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
Other, namely: Trainers of police staff
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
BUPNET GmbH
Am Leinekanal 4
37073 -
Goettingen
Germany
www.bupnet.de
 
Sabine Wiemann
++49-551-54707-47
++49-551-54707-17
swiemann@bupnet.de
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Violence against women is omnipresent in all societies nowadays. As statistics and studies reveal all over the world, one in every three women experiences domestic violence. According to the present data, the probability to have some victims of domestic violence in one's professional and personal context is very high.
The present course aims at improving the skills/competences of adult education staff in the area of violence against women in different institutional environments on a European level. The course will indirectly allow participants to have knowledge about some specific needs of their learners and relatives, and know how they could have a better answer to their needs.
Preparation:
The course consists of 3 phases: preliminary, face-to-face and follow-up.
In the preliminary phase of the course which starts 4 weeks prior to the face-to-face session participants are provided with introductory information in the field of domestic violence, namely:
a) The European dimension of violence against women;
b) Different types of communication;
d) Networking, services and resources supporting survivors of domestic violence. In this connection, participants are supported to build up their own learning network to gather information about local resources;
This information package is delivered on an easy-to-use eLearning environment which is accessible via the project website www.background-eu.org.
The participants have the first opportunity to get to know their course colleagues. By doing so, they get into contact with various technical tools (skype and online rooms) as well as with new learning environments. Participants get the necessary information to successfully use those tools and instruments and are supported by a tutor.
The main aim of the course is to sustainably improve the competences of adult education staff in the area of violence against women in different institutional environments on a European level. Thus, helping teachers, trainers and other professionals to deal more proficiently with women survivors of domestic violence will allow to support a larger number of women survivors of violence all over Europe.
The first step of the course delivers some general information which allows participants to recognise cases of domestic violence. The second step involves the development of specific communication and individual skills and competences, thus stimulating the participants to learn how to (re)act when confronted with cases of domestic violence.
The course itself is developed as a blended learning concept in order to allow not only a flexible access to specific information about domestic violence, but also to reach a high level of dissemination. The course makes use of mixed learning methods which use multimedia and web-based training in combination with other methods. The trainees are encouraged to participate actively in the entire course, especially through moments of free discussion, sharing ideas and experiences, working group dynamics and communication exercises with role playing procedures such as simulating and staging concrete situations.
In the face-to-face session, besides the deepening of pre-knowledge about domestic violence, a main focus is put on the development of fundamental concepts for:
a) Autonomy: self advocacy and empowerment;
b) Awareness: raising and self consciousness;
c) Active citizenship;
d) Communication with women survivors of violence;
e) Networking and collaboration.
Intervention models or methodologies for supporting and training women survivors of violence:
a) Best European practices in the area of violence against women;
b) European case studies: presenting real situations and sharing experiences;
c) Role playing procedure: simulating and staging concrete situations;
d) Specific procedures of interventions for women survivors of violence;
e) Dealing with difficult situations: main difficulties and challenges; building strategies to overcome those challenges.
In the follow-up phase, regular online sessions give the participants the opportunity to get advice and information from other group members and the tutor and promote an exchange of experiences and good practice. Networking and collaboration among participating organisations are actively supported.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Day1

Welcome
Administrative issues
Presentation of the course programme, the agenda and the methodological approach
Presentation of participants and their background
Introduction to the issue of domestic violence
Feedback and exchange of experiences from the preliminary phase

Day 2

Awareness training: Types and signs of violence
Group discussion
Reflective practice
Specific procedures of intervention for women survivors of violence
Questioning skills
Active listening exercises
Cycle of violence (Role play and simulation)

"Buffet of national specialities"

Day 3

Domestic violence and stereotypes
Communication exercises
Impact of the consequences on survivors' life
Assertiveness and Self-Esteem
Women's Needs

Day 4

Communication training
Network and resources - Intervention models for supporting and training women survivors of violence
Case studies
Mentoring
Life Projects
Active Citizenship

Social Event

Day 5

Evaluation session
Preparation of the follow-up-phase and instructions (regular online meetings)
Learning networks
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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