Domestic Abuse

Half Day or Full Day (Depending on the Objectives) [BKH01]

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It isn’t just physical violence; domestic abuse includes any emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse. This course is intended to enable practitioners to develop informed and responsive interventions that support victims and prevent repeated abuse.

The objectives of this course include:

Half Day

• To explore the complexities and dynamics of abusive relationships and it’s impact on victims, including children

• To consider the cycle of abuse, a ‘victim’s journey’ and the reasons why victims stay in abusive relationships

• “Leaving” DVD – Explore gains and losses of leaving a relationship

• To challenge the common myths, stereotypes and social tolerance of the different forms of domestic abuse

• To identify practical issues and cultural sensitivity/community beliefs to enable effective support of victims in responding to the threat, harm and risk of abuse

Full Day (in addition to the above)

• Understanding of Clare’s Law / Domestic Violence Protection Orders

• Awareness of new legislation “Coercive & Controlling Behaviour”

• Completing the Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Abuse (DASH) Risk Assessment – feeling comfortable asking the questions.

• Understand the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) process

• Real Survivor Stories

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