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. 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 the skills necessary in providing effective support to customers experiencing domestic abuse.
By the end of this course, delegates will have covered: The range of behaviours involved in defining domestic violence/abuse Prevalence within heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ relationships and communities The impact on survivors, children and the community Practical skills in supporting, advising and referring people Community resources that assist survivors of domestic violence/abuse Links to safeguarding and risk assessment/management procedures
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.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Domestic Violence/Abuse: definitions and prevalence
- The legal framework, including criminal and civil law
- Impact on individuals, families and communities
- Best practice in supporting and advising people
- Community-based resources and multi-agency forums
This course will be useful for frontline staff who support people affected by domestic violence/abuse.
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 so they can prepare for the day and keep for future reference. These will include a number of references, websites and practical exercise to inform delegates' future practice.
Before the course date, please 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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