One of our proposed co-facilitators has not attended Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse training. I think a couple of our other co-facilitators have attended the Cedar Facilitation training prior to Understanding Dynamics of Domestic Abuse.
I was under the impression it did not matter what order the co-facilitators did their training. Can you clarify this so we know how to advise co-facilitators going forward?
It is a pre-requisite for practitioners attending the 2day co-facilitator training to have completed the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse training. This is because the basis of the co-facilitator training assumes a certain level of understanding about domestic abuse, the impact of that it has on families and mothering, the role children assume and how fathers may parent. It then looks at how Cedar is structured and delivered to address this impact.
When a practitioner attends the training without this knowledge it can significantly slow the discussion as well as providing an incomplete picture of the reason Cedar is delivered as it is.