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Toxic Trio - Exploring Domestic Abuse, Substance Misuse & Mental Health

Course Overview



This course looks at the problems families face when parenting capacity is affected by mental health, domestic abuse and also substance misuse issues, either just one or all three issues.

Throughout the day, the course will intertwine domestic abuse and addiction with an understanding of mental health issues, allowing delegates to consider the stigma, and what professionals can do to support as well as looking at how mental health issues can impact the 'family dynamic', the impact on the family, the families strengths, difficulties and building resilience.


Course Content



- Definitions and prevalence of domestic violence (abuse) / addiction
- Impact of domestic violence/addiction/mental health (abuse) on individuals, families and communities
- Best practice in supporting and advising people experiencing / living with domestic violence (abuse) / addiction
- Community resources that assist survivors of domestic violence (abuse) / recovery from addiction

Methods of Delivery



The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including Quiz, DVD / real survivor experiences, group discussion, flip chart / group work / feedback individual work and PowerPoint / Presentation.
  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

The first half of the course will focus upon the impact of domestic abuse: To explore the complexities and dynamics of abusive relationships and its impact on victims, including children - To consider the cycle of abuse, a 'victim's journey' and the reasons why victims stay in abusive relationship - "Leaving" DVD - explore gains and losses of leaving a relationship - To challenge the common myths, stereotypes and social tolerance of the different forms of domestic abuse - To identify practical issues and cultural sensitivity/community beliefs to enable effective support of victims in responding to the threat, harm and risk of abuse. The afternoon session will explore the topic of substance misuse / addiction - is it a choice? - To explore the complexities and myths of addiction and behaviour, including definition - To understand that addiction is a brain disorder - To explore the impact of addiction on society -who does it affect?

Target Audience

Support workers, and anyone working with people (men or women) at risk of domestic abuse, substance misuse and/or Mental Health

Training Considerations

There are no pre training requirements for this course.

Certification

Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Related Courses

Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, DASH Risk Assessment & MARAC
 
Toxic Trio - Exploring Domestic Abuse, Substance Misuse & Mental Health
Course overview:

This course looks at the problems families face when parenting capacity is affected by mental health, domestic abuse and also substance misuse issues, either just one or all three issues.

Throughout the day, the course will intertwine domestic abuse and addiction with an understanding of mental health issues, allowing delegates to consider the stigma, and what professionals can do to support as well as looking at how mental health issues can impact the 'family dynamic', the impact on the family, the families strengths, difficulties and building resilience.


Course content:

- Definitions and prevalence of domestic violence (abuse) / addiction
- Impact of domestic violence/addiction/mental health (abuse) on individuals, families and communities
- Best practice in supporting and advising people experiencing / living with domestic violence (abuse) / addiction
- Community resources that assist survivors of domestic violence (abuse) / recovery from addiction



Methods of delivery:

The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including Quiz, DVD / real survivor experiences, group discussion, flip chart / group work / feedback individual work and PowerPoint / Presentation.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The first half of the course will focus upon the impact of domestic abuse:


To explore the complexities and dynamics of abusive relationships and its impact on victims, including children


- To consider the cycle of abuse, a 'victim's journey' and the reasons why victims stay in abusive relationship


- "Leaving" DVD - explore gains and losses of leaving a relationship


- To challenge the common myths, stereotypes and social tolerance of the different forms of domestic abuse


- To identify practical issues and cultural sensitivity/community beliefs to enable effective support of victims in responding to the threat, harm and risk of abuse.



The afternoon session will explore the topic of substance misuse / addiction - is it a choice?



- To explore the complexities and myths of addiction and behaviour, including definition



- To understand that addiction is a brain disorder


- To explore the impact of addiction on society -who does it affect?


TARGET AUDIENCE
Support workers, and anyone working with people (men or women) at risk of domestic abuse, substance misuse and/or Mental Health

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
There are no pre training requirements for this course.

CERTIFICATION
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

RELATED COURSES
Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, DASH Risk Assessment & MARAC

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