Agencies working with vulnerable adults are increasingly finding they have to train staff internally to become trainers on the issue of adult abuse and new government legislation means this trend is likely to continue. Based on the author's considerable experience of training practitioners, this timely and practical manual will help agencies develop effective basic awareness programmes. Becoming a Trainer in Adult Abuse Work deals with a comprehensive range of issues including selection of trainers; practicalities such as venue, equipment, refreshments; policy, law and evaluation and difficult issues ranging from disclosure and confidentiality to lack of confidence and time management. As well as this step-by-step advice, the book contains exercises and worksheets, ensuring it is a practical resource as well as a useful reference for those agencies, across all sectors, involved in adult abuse work.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Why write this guide now? 2. Developing training within organisations. 3. Selecting a pool of trainers. 4. Training and supporting the trainers. 5. Preparation. 6. Content of a basic awareness course. 7. Difficult issues for the trainer. 8. Problems for the trainer. 9. Evaluation. 10. Case studies. Appendix. Index.