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This course is primarily aimed at those who may come in to contact with children, young people, adults at risk and/or their families during the course of their work in the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors.
The course will:
- Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and who is most at risk
- Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence and abuse
- Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
- Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on the unborn child, children and young people
- Classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator
- Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence and abuse
- Outline how the victim may feel
- Interpret domestic violence and abuse statistics
- Describe best practices
- Identify the "dos and don't's" of assisting in a domestic violence and abuse case
- Recognise when and where to get help
Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature.
The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police. Survivors of domestic violence and abuse contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need. Domestic violence and abuse is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups.
Women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 9 times more likely to abuse drugs, 3 times more likely to be diagnosed as depressed or psychotic and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide.
- Learning Objectives
- What is Domestic Violence and Abuse?
- Who is Affected?
- Domestic Violence in LGBT Communities
- What is Domestic Violence?
- Violence Against Woman and Girls Strategy
- VAWG Strategy: Action Plan
- Coordinated Community Response Model
- The Many Types of Domestic Violence
- Power and Control Wheel & Impact on Health
- Power and Control
- Are We Part of the Problem?
- How to Become Part of the Solution
- What do Victims Want?
- Possible Signs of Domestic Violence
- Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
- Voices of Children
- Impact on Children
- The Unborn Child, Infants and Toddlers
- School-aged Children
- Resilience Factors
- Barriers to Disclosure
- Your Role in Supporting Victims
- Further Information and Summary
- Your role in supporting Victims
- Principles to Work From
- Using an Interpreter
- The Aim of MARACS
- Additional Help and Support
- Information Sharing Agreements
- The Process of MARACS
- Further Information and Summary
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is targeted primarily at those who may come in to contact with children, young people, adults at risk and/or their families during the course of their work.
The course is suitable for volunteers, practitioners and managers from the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors. All levels of staff and volunteers should consider that the course could be relevant to their work, particularly those workers who feel that they may be the first point of contact for survivors of domestic violence and abuse: e.g. a receptionist in children’s or adults services. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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Susan Haynes-Elcock asked:
What is the full duration of the entire course?
Hello Susan, in total this course takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. It is self-paced, meaning you can pause it after you have completed a certain section/module and log back in another time to continue if you wish. Hope this helps!This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How do I access the virtual college will it let me sign up once I have paid for the course?
Hi, Once you have purchased the course from reed.co.uk we will manually set it up for you. You will receive a username and password to allow you to access the system and complete the training. Kind regards, Virtual CollegeThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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