An introductory course to domestic abuse, this course is aimed at individuals who may come into contact with survivors, but do not play a front line role. This will enable people to develop their understanding of domestic abuse and its impacts, and build their confidence around identifying signs of domestic abuse and the skills to respond and signpost to appropriate services.
Do you understand the difference between stalking and harassment? Are you aware of changes to stalking law? Would you know how to support someone who was experiencing stalking? This session will look at stalker typologies and behaviour, the use of social media, and how media narratives impact on perceptions of stalking to help you develop the practical skills to support and advocate for those affected by stalking.
The extent of sexual harassment and sexual violence has been revealed in recent months, from Hollywood to Westminster, survivors have found the courage to speak up against sexual predators and voice their experiences. But what happens to them next? How do they recover and move on from their experiences? And what can you do if you know someone who has been affected?
For people who already have some knowledge and experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse, this course will help participants have a deeper understanding of domestic abuse, trauma, and why it can be difficult to disclose abuse, leave abusive relationships and engage with services. Participants will leave with practical strategies for engaging survivors, and increased confidence to manage risks and safety
The voice of children and young people is often missed in cases of domestic abuse. This course will help practitioners build their skills and knowledge around working with children and young people affected by domestic abuse, both whilst still living in abusive environments and post-separation. This course includes practical responses for practitioners working with children and young people to help build the confidence to effectively respond to their needs.