Teaching and Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse awareness 

 Learning outcomes:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of how domestic abuse impacts on society; adult victims and on children
  • Increased knowledge of risk factors and indicators of DA
  • Increased confidence and knowledge of enquiring about DA safely
  • Increased ability to respond to domestic abuse
  • Increase knowledge of the support services and referral pathways available in the community
  • Increased understanding of the importance of partnership and inter-professional working

Introduction to trauma informed practice in domestic abuse 

  • Exploring the effects of trauma (on women )
  • What do we mean by multiple disadvantage approach?
  • What can we learn from research and best practice.

Learning outcome:

Enhanced understanding of trauma informed work

Safe enquiry: Domestic abuse.

• Why is it important that ask about the safety of peoples relationships.

• When / how do we ask – and what do we do with a disclosure.

Learning outcomes:
Increased confidence in, enquiring about the safety of people’s relationship.

What is coercive and controlling behaviour?

  • The new DA Bill : The new definition of DA includes coercive and controlling behaviour

Learning outcome:

Increased understanding of the ways perpetrators use to control/coerce and the impact of this on survivors. 

Enhanced understanding of emotional support interventions for staff working with women who have experienced domestic abuse.

  • Abuse is the most common cause of mental health difficulties in women.
  • How abuse impacts on women’s mental health.
  • Some of the emotional indicators; signs and symptoms of abuse
  • What workers can do ?
  • Multiple disadvantages approach
  • The whole health model
  • The importance of partnership working/ inter-professional working
  • What women tell us are the most valuable things we can offer.
  • All of the above underpinned by ;Trauma informed practice

Learning outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of the links between domestic abuse and poor mental health.
  • Enhanced ability to recognise indicators of abuse.
  • Increased knowledge of how workers can best support women
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of how workers can enhance their existing skills to support women.
  • Enhanced understanding of interaction and inter-connectedness of peoples experiences.
  • Increased understanding of what survivors tell us about; feeling being supported.

Working in Organisations
Learning outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of the importance of reflective practice, effective supervision and teamwork
  • Enhance understanding of the changing landscape of social care sector:  The role of the VCS and private sector in delivering social care services
  • Increased ability to work  inter-professionally

Here are some themes / topics I can facilitate for you and your team to explore, perhaps on a team away day:

Curiosity did not kill the cat
Exploring the importance of professional curiosity:
Why nurturing professional curiosity and challenge are a fundamental aspect of working together to keep children, young people and adults safe

Reflection, Reflection, Reflection
Models of reflection – exploring how /why reflective practice can help practitioners deal with ethical professional dilemmas, conflicts between resources and needs and the complexities of multi-agency working.

In Teams We Thrive:
Healthy team = Quality support for families

It’s All About Relationships
Engaged families -Empowered Families
Supporting families in taking an active role in making positive changes.

All the above could be supported by increased understanding of:
Models of reflection – exploring how /why reflective practice can help practitioners deal with ethical professional dilemmas, conflicts between resources and needs and the complexities of multi-agency working.

The training can be delivered on teams, zoom or face to face depending on Covid restrictions .