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Working with Domestic Abuse: Engaging Men, Women and Families in Change

October 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Research on working with men and the role that shame plays in the context of engagement with the person causing the harm

About this event

The Yorkshire and Humber Multi-Agency Safeguarding Trainers Group (YHMAST) are excited to offer this webinar, as part of its Domestic Abuse from a Child’s Perspective series, for those working in the Yorkshire and Humber areas.

The webinar will be presented by Brid Featherstone, University of Huddersfield and Alicia Lee, Manager of the Domestic Abuse Navigator Team, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust.

Brigid will talk about her research on working with men across the life course.

Alicia’s presentation reflects on the role that shame plays in the context of engagement with the person causing the harm. She explores the tension that exists in finding the middle ground between being over-accusatory and colluding with people that harm with the aim to build an alliance with the client around behaviour change. Alicia will also share how Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has approached this work.

Biographical Details:

Brid Featherstone:

Brigid joined the University of Huddersfield in October 2015. She qualified as a social worker and worked in the field from 1982-1992. She has been involved in social work education and research since then and has worked at universities in Ireland, England and Germany. She has an international reputation in the areas of gender, fathers and child protection. Her co-authored book (with Sue White and Kate Morris) ‘Re-imagining Child Protection: towards humane social work with families’ has been highly influential and led to invitations to speak and advise on reforming child protection nationally and internationally.

Alicia Lee:

Since entering the domestic abuse sector, Alicia Lee has supported victims across all levels of risk, and has always been interested in the concept of whole family working. In 2015 she was involved in a DfE funded innovation project tasked to work differently with domestic abuse. Alicia has remained part of the ‘Growing Futures’ programme since its inception in 2015 through to today where she manages the Domestic Abuse Navigator team, who strive for better ways of working in a very complex and demanding area which are realistic and bring about sustainable change for families.

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-with-domestic-abuse-engaging-men-women-and-families-in-change-tickets-170303320817 to book your place.


October 19, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
East Riding Voluntary Action Services - ERVAS