Our training courses have been developed from our experience in offender rehabilitation and supporting people with complex needs. The courses are especially designed for anyone working in the voluntary or community sectors, such as professionals working with perpetrators or victims of domestic violence or young people, as well as staff (from any sector) who provide front line support to the general public.

We can also assess your training needs and develop tailor-made courses.

For further details or to discuss your training needs email us at: training@risemutual.org

"The course matched my training needs very well.”

OUR 1-DAY TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR

Preparing Men for Change

This course is aimed at staff experienced in working with perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It explores ways in which staff can engage with perpetrators and includes Motivational Interviewing techniques and other skills designed to promote a change in behaviour. It also provides 8 one-to-one sessions designed to use with DVA perpetrators.

Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment Risk Indicator Checklist

This is for all professionals working with victims of domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence. The purpose is to give a consistent and practical tool to practitioners working with victims to identify those at risk of harm and those cases which should be referred to a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference.

Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) Awareness

Many professionals and individuals will be working with someone affected by domestic violence and abuse. This course raises vital awareness by providing information on the prevalence and patterns of different types of domestic abuse and the intentions and beliefs that allow for relationships to turn abusive.

Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide

This is used to help criminal justice professionals predict the likelihood of domestic violence. It is a vital tool which can help determine the degree to which an individual poses a threat to his spouse, children, family members, or other people involved. This training gives background to the tool and how it is used effectively. It is designed specifically for people with experience of DVA work or for those who have attended the DVA Awareness course.

These courses are suitable for people who work with offenders or those who work with vulnerable groups who may also come into contact with the criminal justice system (CJS), such as young people or people who are homeless, have issues of substance misuse or mental health issues. The course content is valuable for both frontline workers and managers, regardless of the amount of experience they have in the CJS.

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

You will gain an overview of the criminal justice system (CJS), the criminal justice process and the offender’s journey.

The one-day course will develop your understanding of:

  • The overall structure of the CJS and criminal justice process
  • The offender’s journey through the CJS
  • The role of the third sector in the criminal justice system
  • The key partnerships within the CJS
  • The role of multi-agency panels that work with offenders
  • The language, jargon and acronyms of the CJS
  • how to best work with people who come into contact with the CJS.
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

You will gain an overview of the criminal justice system (CJS), the criminal justice process and the offender’s journey.

The one-day course will develop your understanding of:

  • The overall structure of the CJS and criminal justice process
  • The offender’s journey through the CJS
  • The role of the third sector in the criminal justice system
  • The key partnerships within the CJS
  • The role of multi-agency panels that work with offenders
  • The language, jargon and acronyms of the CJS
  • how to best work with people who come into contact with the CJS.
Motivational Interviewing and Developing Critical Dialogue

This course enables participants to gain a greater understanding of the beliefs, theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing. It will help to develop the skills required to help individuals resolve ambivalence and change behaviour through a goal orientated, client-centred approach. A useful tool suitable for a variety of settings.

An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

This is specially designed for frontline staff who want to develop the quality and value of their interpersonal work. The training looks at ways in which people build awareness of their own and other people’s emotions. It develops techniques to discriminate between different feelings and use this awareness to guide thinking and behaviour.

A more in-depth course focussing on EQ and effective management / leadership is also available.

Building Emotional Resilience for Staff

This course explores the role and impact of emotions on our thinking and behaviour and thus enable participants to manage their emotions more effectively. This course is aimed at building emotional resilience and supporting emotional well-being.

Participants are encouraged to identify personal triggers that may challenge their emotional well-being, enabling them to make conscious choices about how they act.

Gang Awareness Training

Aims
This one-day course is designed to raise awareness of gang culture for social workers, foster carers and parents. It will help participants to understand how a young person is affected by gang related behaviour and how to provide appropriate interventions and support to the young person. The course will explore the insight into the mind of a gang member to assist future engagement and support individuals who are in gangs or on the cusp.

Aimed at: Social workers, foster carers, parents and others who work with young people, in or at risk of involvement with gangs. You will learn using a variety of methods such as direct learning from experienced trainers, practice-based scenario case study exercises; small and large group discussion workshops; and question and answer sessions.

Topics covered
• Gang culture and identity
• How gang culture is developed and initiation
• Strategies for working with young people involved in gangs
• The Criminal Justice system and gangs
• Working with communities to tackle gang culture
• Models of good practice and exit strategies
• Support and signposting

What you will gain
• Improved knowledge of gang-related activity types and understanding the evolvement of gang culture.
• Better understanding of the ‘myths and legends’ relating to gangs in order to breakdown barrier and assist with early intervention with young people involved in gang activity.
• Better understanding of the mindset of a gang member, in order to develop effective communication.
• Improved understanding of the signs and key indicators or a young person involved in gang related activity.
• Establishing and understanding key intervention strategies when working with young people.

What past participants have said
“Clever format with great content and delivery style”
“Very interesting, thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and workshop”
“Great day, very enthusiastic and passionate facilitators”.

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