Working with Women who use Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPVA)
Duration 1 day
Working with women who use violence and abuse in an intimate relationship requires an understanding of the complexities of the issue and it is not the same as working with men who use IPVA. This course will give you a unique opportunity to understand and explore the dynamics of women who present as using violence and abuse towards an intimate partner. It is designed for frontline staff and professionals who have a basic or good understanding of Domestic Abuse and coercive control and would like to expand their knowledge on women who present as using IPVA and the relevant assessment practices and engagement that can further help and support their clients.
Upon completion of this course delegates will have covered: Challenges in assessing women who use IPVA The dynamics between perpetrator and victim Safe working practices Consequences of wrongly identifying women who use IPVA Differences between how men and women present to services Coercive control and behaviour Profile and patterns of behaviour for women who use IPVA
Methods of Delivery
The facilitator will use a wide range of methods including group discussion, sub-group work, Powerpoint presentation, interactive exercises, case studies, flipchart work to ensure that the course objectives are met.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Defining IPVA: Identification and assessment
- Exploring the dynamics between perpetrator and victim
- Profiles and patterns of behaviour
- Power dynamics, collusion, coercion and blame
- The challenges in assessing and responding to women's use of IPVA
- Effective approaches and engagement
- Safe working practices and case studies
Anyone who works with women who present as using IPVA and would like to enhance their skills on how to assess, respond and work with the women who attend their service.
A basic understanding of the Government's definition of domestic abuse/violence and some basic knowledge of coercive control.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Domestic Abuse Awareness
Working with Male perpetrators
Working with Male Survivors
Working with Female Survivors