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Spring UpDAYte for DAY Session Leaders.  
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Hello! We have moved into incredibly challenging times. Schools are now closed, many are in self-isolation and all of us should be social distancing in order to stop the spread of the Corona virus.  While this is a challenging time for everyone, for those who live with an abuser, being stuck full-time in the home is an absolute nightmare.  It is likely that many abusers will take advantage of the virus measures to further isolate and hurt their partner and children. For children and young people, there is no longer the refuge of schools or youth groups to provide respite from the terror and violence a parent, carer or other family member may be subjecting them to.   If your income is stable and you are able to, please do consider donating to your local domestic abuse service as they will be really struggling at this time.

There's little that we can do as educators and practitioners, and for many of us, our personal lives will be in disarray as job security is threatened, we no longer have childcare, and societal instability increases.  For the children and young people we know and work with, school ending is a huge challenge particiularly as their GCSEs and A-Levels are cancelled.

The DAY Programme remains committed to educating practitioners and young people, and our Spring UpDAYte includes resources for reading and learning.  You may not be able to share this learning with young people yet, but if you have time in self-isolation or as other work gets cancelled, why not grab a cuppa and take time to watch some of the videos and read through the resources.

And we've got an exciting online training course happening in April that YOU could join us for!  Find out more below...

EXCITING ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!

Own My Life Course Training


The Creator of the DAY Programme, Natalie Collins, has developed the Own My Life course for women who have been subjected to abuse.  It has been pilotted across the UK and we were due to deliver a 3-day faciliator training in Birmingham in April.  However, because of the virus, we are moving the training online, which mean anyone in the UK can join.

THIS pack has more information about the course and THIS is a video for women who might be interested in joining a course in their local area.  The training details are:
  • DATE: 7th - 9th April
  • TIME: 10am - 4pm
  • LOCATION: Via Zoom
  • COST: £40 per person (normally £440 per person)
  • BOOK IN: https://www.ownmylifecourse.org/events-1/zoom-facilitator-training 
If you would like to find out more about how Zoom works before booking in, Natalie will be running two Zoom practice sessions.  Email her on natalie@ownmylifecourse.org if you would like to join one of these.

NB. THE TRAINING IS WOMEN-ONLY.

The Hub


We've added some more content to the Hub, including the following videos:
We've added Ava Max's "Sweet But Psycho" to Session 3 - The Headworker
We've added Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me" to Session 3 - The Headworker.
A powerful self-help technique that can stop nightmares after just one night - added to the Additional Videos.

In the news...

VIDEO: RESEARCH: ABUSE: OTHER:
  • The National Literacy Trust has teamed up with Let Toys Be Toys and created a poster for teachers with top tips to challenge gender stereotyping
We hope you and those you care about remain safe and well during this challenging time!
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