About the training
This training course enables trained facilitators of the Adult Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit to deliver the group programme online.
The programme will follow the same format as the group programme and facilitators should refer to the Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit Manual as usual.
However, the programme has been adapted and considerations given on how to do this safely and effectively in an online forum. Therefore, in line with guidance regarding best practice for online learning, session times have been reduced to one hour. There is also an emphasis on ensuring that trauma informed principles can be adhered to and adapted for this medium.
All participants will be issued with a specially developed journal, prior to the group starting so that they can fully participate in activities. Handouts to correspond to those in the journal are included in this manual for reference purposes.
The self‚Äďassessment evaluations are also included in the manual, but we advise that you ask participants to complete these prior to session one. This can be done by email or post.
This guidance also includes information on how to effectively use zoom to facilitate the groups.
Rationale for the online programme
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rock Pool have received numerous requests from agencies and individuals wishing to continue facilitating the group online.
Prior to the pandemic we have also received lots of enquiries from professionals and psychologists wishing to refer people to the Recovery Toolkit and individuals trying to access the programme, but it is not available in their area.
Thirdly, we are aware that some individuals cannot attend a group programme because of issues with childcare, working hours, transport, or other barriers.
With these things in consideration we felt that this was the optimum time to produce an online programme. Whilst we do feel that where possible face-to-face group work is optimal, as this allows for greater connection and peer support, we recognise that there is still great value to be gained from online support. In fact, in a time when we have all been isolated and our connections with others have been disrupted it is a vital service.
Pre-requisites for delivery:
- To ensure the integrity of the Recovery Toolkit programme, the online programme can only be delivered by those who are already trained as facilitators in the Adult Domestic Abuse Recovery toolkit programme.
- Facilitators should have either completed their training within the last 12 months or have delivered the programme in the last 12 months.
- Facilitators will need to attend an online training session prior to deliver on how to use the online resources and new session plans.
- Facilitators must provide feedback from participants to Rock Pool on programme completion.
- Facilitators will also need to complete a Rock Pool Facilitators evaluation form and return to Rock Pool.
- Non-compliance with these pre-requisites will result in access to the Delegate Zone being withdrawn.
Cost for an open course:
- ¬£75 per person, plus VAT
Cost for a closed course delivered direct to an organisation:
- ¬£500 for 16 people, plus VAT
- 1 Live Tutorial with our Director of Training and Development
- New process for delivering the toolkit ‚Äď still 12 sessions, but only 1 hour long
- Guidance on how to deliver via Zoom, etc
- 1 x New Facilitators Manual ‚Äď Specifically designed for online delivery
- 1 x New Participants Manual ‚Äď Specifically created for Participants to have for when the course is running – includes all the handouts, course instructions and guidance
The customer may cancel a training course provided that written notice is given to the supplier at least 28 days before the first training date.
If the notice to cancel is provided less than 28 days before the first training date, no refund will be made to the customer.
If the notice to cancel is provided more than 28 days before the first training date, 100% of the charges will be refunded to the customer.