This course looks at the definition, prevalence and nature of domestic abuse, indicators of abuse, how to ask about and respond effectively to disclosures and the reasons why it is difficult to leave an abusive relationship. It will also provide you with information on relevant support services.
By the end of the course, you will:
- have a better understanding of gender based violence, specifically domestic abuse
- be able to describe different types of abusive behaviours that perpetrators use
- gain an understanding of the prevalence and nature of domestic abuse
- understand intersectionality in relation to domestic abuse
- be able to describe indicators of abuse
- have increased knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse
- have an understanding of how to ask about and respond to disclosures of domestic abuse
- be able to demonstrate and understand the reasons why it is difficult to leave an abusive relationship
- have a better knowledge of relevant support services.
Eligibility/Who should attend?
The course is relevant for any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with survivors of domestic abuse, and who want to develop a deeper understanding of the issue to better support survivors.