An Awareness of Domestic Violence including the Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
This course is primarily aimed at those who may come in to contact with children, young people, adults at risk and/or their families during the course of their work in the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors.
The course will:
Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and who is most at risk
Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence and abuse
Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on the unborn child, children and young people
Classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator
Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence and abuse
Outline how the victim may feel
Interpret domestic violence and abuse statistics
Describe best practices
Identify the "dos and don't's" of assisting in a domestic violence and abuse case
Recognise when and where to get help
Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature.
The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police. Survivors of domestic violence and abuse contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need. Domestic violence and abuse is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups.
Women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 9 times more likely to abuse drugs, 3 times more likely to be diagnosed as depressed or psychotic and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide.
What is Domestic Violence and Abuse?
- Who is Affected?
- Domestic Violence in LGBT Communities
- What is Domestic Violence?
- Violence Against Woman and Girls Strategy
- VAWG Strategy: Action Plan
- Coordinated Community Response Model
- The Many Types of Domestic Violence
- Power and Control Wheel & Impact on Health
- Power and Control
- Are We Part of the Problem?
- How to Become Part of the Solution
- What do Victims Want?
- Possible Signs of Domestic Violence
- Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
- Voices of Children
- Impact on Children
- The Unborn Child, Infants and Toddlers
- School-aged Children
- Resilience Factors
- Barriers to Disclosure
- Your Role in Supporting Victims
- Further Information and Summary
Your role in supporting Victims
- Principles to Work From
- Using an Interpreter
- The Aim of MARACS
- Additional Help and Support
- Information Sharing Agreements
- The Process of MARACS
Further Information and Summary
This module is targeted primarily at those who may come in to contact with children, young people, adults at risk and/or their families during the course of their work.
The course is suitable for volunteers, practitioners and managers from the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors. All levels of staff and volunteers should consider that the course could be relevant to their work, particularly those workers who feel that they may be the first point of contact for survivors of domestic violence and abuse: e.g. a receptionist in children’s or adults services. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
DurationWith approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.
CertificationOn completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.
CPD AccreditationThe content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
Entry RequirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for this course.
What our customers have saidI liked that reading the information is more formative, than sometimes sitting in a training room and being talked to. Having to do the assessments at the end proves the learning outcome.
It was easy to follow with information that was valuable to the work I do.
The way differing learning styles addressed - information delivered in audio format, written format and visual (tables etc).
The general course content was good, the statistics helped to put it all in context, I also liked the references to support agencies.
I found the module very interesting and the information was available to print off if needed, the module also directed me to websites which I could use in my work.
Easy to access and can be completed in your own time. You can print off your own notes as well.
I liked the fact you had to click on sections of the page to gain more information on the subject instead of being all there on the page, I think it made it much easier to understand, rather than lots of information to take in one go.
To date this course has been the best. Brief enough not to be a drag but detailed enough for you to have to really take note. The differing formats of information delivery kept me engaged with content and there is a clear benefit to some repetition in the modules
I thought the comments that were included from children etc were very helpful and obviously highlights the affect that Domestic Violence has on all aspects of a child's life. I liked the visual effects that were used as it helps to remain in your mind. The statistics were also very good to include.
The module provides clear advise and information that would help me to identify a possible abusive situation, also enabling me to support somebody to get appropriate help.
Very informative and the questions were helpful to show what I know
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The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
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