Volunteer Bite-Size Training – Technology and Abuse

Black woman looking pensive

Learning Outcomes:

In this session volunteers will explore the way in which technology enhances and amplifies abuse. We will look at what technology we are dealing with in everyday life and the impact of their use when an abuser has control. We will look at some simple ways in which we can safeguard our clients in their use of technology.

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:
• Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
• Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
• Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
• If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
• Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
• Do not share a training log in details with anyone else.
• If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

Volunteer Training Session C (online Zoom session)

Volunteer session C - woman writing

Session C Overview

This session comprises of strategies around how to manage boundary-pushing. We practise effective listening skills as the groundwork of building a rapport with a client and we discuss the impact of body language. In addition, we discuss the impact of vicarious trauma, what self-care actually is and finish by clarifying your next steps on the volunteer journey.

This training is for IDAS volunteers ONLY. Please only sign up if you are an IDAS volunteer or have been invited by a Volunteer Organiser.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

    • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
    • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
    • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share the training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

Volunteer Bite-Size Training – Telephone & Helpline Skills

Black woman looking pensive

Learning Outcomes:

Volunteers undertaking this bitesize will gain insight into the IDAS helpline and the standardised approach to dealing with calls. We will talk about difficult calls and scenarios and how to manage these. There is also a practical element where participants will be asked to work alongside another person to practise some of the skills needed. This course is mandatory unless a volunteer will not be dealing directly with clients or has developed sills in this area in a similar role elsewhere.

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share a training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

IDAS Volunteer Training Session B (online Zoom session)

Volunteer session B - man in conversation

Session B Overview

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer and have been invited to register by a Volunteer Organiser.

This session outlines the roles and responsibilities of an IDAS volunteer. We complete signposting exercises and discuss the resources available for survivors of domestic abuse. In this session, we consider the risk identification checklist and high-risk indicators of domestic violence. In addition, this session should equip you with a strong understanding of professional boundaries.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share a training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

IDAS Volunteers Training Session A (online Zoom session)

Volunteer Session A - woman taking notes

Session Overview

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer, invited to register by a Volunteer Organiser.

Session A provides an overview of what constitutes domestic abuse and its complexities. In this session, we define domestic abuse and discuss some of the key facts and statistics that make the work of IDAS, volunteers and partners necessary and meaningful. We also provide introductory insights into the pattern and cycle of domestic abuse. Finally, the session unpacks IDAS’s values and ethos and how we apply these in our daily work to support the people that we work with.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

Volunteer Bite-Size Training – Facilitators Training

A woman facilitating a training session

Learning Outcomes:

Volunteers wanting to facilitate or co-facilitate group sessions are invited to join this bitesize. Participants will discuss the forming of a group and the ways in which we can help our group members feel welcomed and validated. Participants will be asked to consider how to manage tricky situations and understand how to ensure all group members can contribute in a safe space.

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer.

 IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share a training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

Volunteers- Introduction to IDAS and Champions role

This training is for Volunteers who have embarked on their Core Volunteer training or have recently finished their Core training and for Champions who would like to support IDAS within their community. This short training gives an overview of our services across IDAS and also ways in which Champions can be effective.

This session is for Volunteer & Champions only who have been interviewed and invited by an IDAS Volunteer Organiser.

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chat box to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share training log in details with anyone else.

If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

Volunteer Training Session C (online Zoom session)

Volunteer session C - woman writing

Session C Overview

This session comprises of strategies around how to manage boundary-pushing. We practise effective listening skills as the groundwork of building a rapport with a client and we discuss the impact of body language. In addition, we discuss the impact of vicarious trauma, what self-care actually is and finish by clarifying your next steps on the volunteer journey.

This training is for IDAS volunteers ONLY. Please only sign up if you are an IDAS volunteer or have been invited by a Volunteer Organiser.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

    • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
    • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
    • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share the training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

IDAS Volunteer Training Session B (online Zoom session)

Volunteer session B - man in conversation

Session B Overview

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer and have been invited to register by a Volunteer Organiser.

This session outlines the roles and responsibilities of an IDAS volunteer. We complete signposting exercises and discuss the resources available for survivors of domestic abuse. In this session, we consider the risk identification checklist and high-risk indicators of domestic violence. In addition, this session should equip you with a strong understanding of professional boundaries.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share a training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.

Volunteer Bite-Size Training – Duluth Power and Control Wheel

Duluth Power and Control Wheel

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this training is to examine the Duluth Power and Control Wheel.  You will gain an understanding of how power and control are used in domestic abusive relationships to create fear.  This will build upon your understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse.

Please only sign up for this session if you are an IDAS volunteer.

IDAS Volunteer pre-training protocol

We want you to get the best out of training and feel supported and secure. Please follow the following protocol once you have been invited to our online training sessions:

  • Please be punctual, we will invite you into the group at the time allocated on the invite.
  • Allow time for yourself to access the training in its entirety.
  • Ensure you are in a private space with minimal chance of interruption.
  • If you are inadvertently disturbed, please mute yourself and turn your camera off.
  • Please note you can use the chatbox to query the whole group or to send a direct message to the facilitator.
  • Do not share a training log in details with anyone else.
  • If you experience any difficulties accessing ZOOM please contact the host or the member of staff responsible for your invitation.