Working with Those Who Are, or May Be Experiencing Domestic Abuse & Coercive Control
Date & Time:
It is a pre-requisite that delegates have previously attended the one-day event “Identifying and Responding to Coercive Control and Domestic Abuse” (previously known as “Domestic Violence and Abuse and the impact on Children”) Please do not book this course unless you have previously attended the above.
Target Audience: Level 4/Health 4
All health and social care professionals who work with families on an ongoing basis to support their safety and wellbeing.
- Ensure the context of domestic abuse is robustly considered and assessed alongside safeguarding and child protection concerns in order to enhance safety of victims and children and to maintain a focus on the perpetrator of abuse.
- Enhance relationships with adult victims to support them with professionals’ concerns relating to them and their children both during the relationship and after separation from abusive partners when risk often escalates.
- Consider professional responsibilities relating to risk identification, information sharing and risk management
- Consider the context of multi-agency practice, competing agendas and sometimes contradictory messages that are delivered in practice by services working with domestic abuse, child protection and families
- Explore the use of language in relation to the context of behaviours within families and ways of maintaining focus on the perpetrator of domestic abuse
- Increase confidence in the use of evidence-based tools/approaches when dealing with high-risk domestic abuse
- Consider how applying professional curiosity and adopting a context “lens” can impact professional practice and assessment.
- Consider how coercive control develops and manifests the following separation impacting both adult and child victims of domestic abuse
- Develop skills to engage and motivate victims of domestic abuse whilst maintaining a focus on safety and risk.
- Develop skills to explore denial and shame in a supportive and safe manner