Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, DASH Risk Assessment & MARAC
Duration 1 day
Domestic violence, or the more up-to-date term, domestic abuse is prevalent within UK society. Housing support staff working in the community are more likely (than other professionals) to encounter incidents of domestic abuse and its impact on individuals and families. This course will take a comprehensive approach to defining and recognising domestic abuse, enabling delegates to draw on good practice models of support and community based resources. There will also be an opportunity to practice skills in providing effective support those customers experiencing domestic abuse.
- Definitions and prevalence of domestic violence (abuse)
- Impact of domestic violence (abuse) on individuals, families and communities
- Best practice in supporting and advising people experiencing domestic violence (abuse)
- Community resources that assist survivors of domestic violence (abuse)
Methods of Delivery
The facilitator uses a variety of methods including PowerPoint presentation, flipchart work, plenary discussion and subgroup work to ensure that all course objectives are met. The course will also draw on practice examples from delegates, the wider organisation and externally. The facilitator acknowledges that this can be an emotive topic and delegates will be encouraged to develop group ground rules to help establish a safe, open forum for delegates to exchange views and practice.
Additionally, delegates will be provided with learner notes to review before the course and for future reference. These will include a number of references, websites and practical exercise to inform delegates' future practice.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Understand the range of behaviours involved in defining domestic violence (abuse)
- Have insight into the legal framework of domestic violence (abuse) including criminal and civil law
- Understand the prevalence of domestic violence (abuse) within heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships and communities
- Understand the impact of domestic violence (abuse) on survivors, children and the community at large
- Have practiced skills in supporting, advising and referring people impacted by domestic violence (abuse) within the support worker role
- Be aware of existing community based resources and multi-agency forums
- Appreciate how domestic violence (abuse) links to safeguarding procedures and risk assessment/management
This course will be useful for support workers who are working with survivors or perpetrators of domestic violence (abuse) as well as children who may be impacted by domestic violence (abuse).
Read and gain an understanding of the risk assessment tool used at your organisation.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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