Ignition intimate partner violence and abuse work is based on gender inclusive research. This means understanding that:
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to developing change in situations and around subjects where any such conversation is likely to be extremely ‘difficult’ and unwillingness to discuss change or relevant issues is likely to be high, yet particular issues or concerns must be addressed. It is particularly applicable to intimate partner violence and abuse and entirely compatible with wider ‘restorative’ approaches.
Ignition MI training provides concrete, effective skills to engage and facilitate change in individuals (male or female) behaving abusively within intimate partner relationships, protecting victims and improving children’s lives by helping perpetrators to change. It is a respectful, non-judgemental and strengths-based way to:
The MI approach is at the heart of our successful intervention programmes and provides an underpinning platform of effective skills, concepts and vocabulary to work with perpetrators of intimate partner violence and abuse either one-to-one or in groups. We offer a range of programmes that include motivational interviewing.
Risk assessment should be an intervention in itself, promoting change and not just ‘assessing’. Ignition motivational risk assessment training for intimate partner violence and abuse equips staff to:
The RADAR risk assessment instrument gives a clear and defensible estimate of risk of assault when used in conjunction with a motivational approach, mapping changes in:
Please contact us if you would like to discuss training in the RADAR or Motivational Interviewing for perpetrator work.
Victims of intimate partner violence and abuse (male or female) often feel extremely lacking in confidence about making changes in their lives or relationships. Just as Motivational Interviewing (MI) is effective in facilitating change with perpetrators, so it is in working for change with victims, giving staff skills to:
Please contact us to discuss your interest in motivational work with either victims or perpetrators of intimate partner violence and abuse.
Ignition offers a wide range of training in powerful and engaging experiential or ‘action’ techniques for work with intimate partner violence and abuse perpetrators and victims; please see our Applied Drama / Theatre Training section.