Date(s) - 26 Oct 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental distress are three issues which often co-exist. And when they do, things can become complicated. This online training is designed to ‘uncomplicate’ matters by raising awareness about how domestic abuse, sexual violence, mental health and substance use issues intersect and to offer effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.
By the end of the course, you will:
● Be able to explain the links between experiences of domestic and sexual
violence, mental ill-health and substance use.
● Have a better understanding of the impact of each issue on children and
● Know how to ask about each of the issues in an appropriate manner
● Be better able to identify ways to increase safety for survivors and their children
● Have greater knowledge of possible referral pathways and support services
● Understand the difficulties survivors with complex needs face in making change
● Be familiar with ways to encourage survivors to engage with services and how to
meet their needs
● Have practical, adaptable tools which enable organisations to improve policy and
Who should attend?
The course is relevant for any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with
survivors of domestic and sexual violence, who may also be affected by substance use
and/or mental distress.
This event is fully booked.