AVA is looking for survivors who would like to share their story in order to help others better understand domestic violence and abuse.
Anonymous Audio Interview Opportunity for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse
AVA has received Public Health England funding to improve its elearning course, Domestic Violence Awareness, Levels 1 and 2. The course will be freely accessible as of April 2015, and health professionals in particular will be encouraged to access it. By participating in the course learners will gain a better understanding of domestic violence, the impact it has and how professionals can respond effectively to those experiencing it. The elearning course materials will also be used in face to face training events to educate those coming into contact with survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
AVA wants to ensure the voices of survivors are present throughout the course; that survivors speak for themselves about domestic violence and abuse, their response to it and also the response they received from professionals. We believe letting survivors speak about their own experiences will help participants gain a greater understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and abuse and how they can respond in a helpful way.
In order to do this, AVA is looking to conduct 5 anonymous* audio interviews with survivors.
- The interviews will take place face to face with an experienced interviewer who worked on the BBC ‘Hitting Home’ campaign and who has a good understanding of working with survivors.
- There is no requirement to be media trained or have done interviews in the past.
- In return for participating AVA will provide each participant with a £30 voucher for lovetoshop which is accepted at numerous outlets.
- You will need to be available for a phone conversation prior to the interview to assess if the opportunity is appropriate for you.
- Contact Jude Long (contact details below) by 23rd January 2015
- Be available for the interview in person week commencing 9th February
AVA would like to include the voices of a variety of survivors:
- A young person (aged up to 25)
- A mother
- A gay man
- A woman from a minority community
- A child or young person up to 16 who has lived with parental domestic abuse
All of the interviews will take place in London (they can be organised in the evening) week commencing 9th of February.
Further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 5490 274
*Names will be changed, there will be no reference to location. It will be the survivors voice used.