The aim of this programme is to equip practitioners with in-depth knowledge of how to confidently engage with perpetrators, victims and children caught in the cycle of domestic abuse. Unlike many other domestic abuse training programmes, this workshop will support practitioners to understand why specific interventions won’t work and provides an alternative approach to engage with the families. To break the cycle of domestic abuse and prevent re-referrals requires a trauma informed impartial approach. This programme will strengthen existing practice by highlighting the links between Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control and by the end of this programme practitioners will:

  • Confidently recognise and respond to the hidden harm caused by domestic abuse
  • Understand why victims struggle to safeguard their children
  • Have access to trauma informed parent and child risk assessments/tools
  • Recognise and respond to the signs of Coercive Control
  • Understand why the correct use of language is crucial when engaging with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
  • Work more confidently with perpetrators
  • Recognise the difference between Vicarious Trauma and Burn Out
  • Understand how unconscious bias is a barrier to working with parents
  • Get the child’s true voice
  • Feel empowered to work with challenging parents

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