Toxic Trio - Exploring Domestic Abuse, Substance Misuse & Mental Health
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.
- 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
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
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?
Support workers, and anyone working with people (men or women) at risk of domestic abuse, substance misuse and/or Mental Health
There are no pre training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Dynamics of Domestic Abuse, DASH Risk Assessment & MARAC