Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control


Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening and violent behaviour, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but may also be a family member. The aim of this training is; to help raise awareness and increase recognition of domestic abuse and coercive control; understand the associated risk and protective factors; develop an understanding of why people may be abusive in relationships and how to manage this risk. This event will include training on the DASH-RIC (Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Violence Risk Checklist) using a case study to practice the use of the tool.

Helpful resources will be shared with delegates, including safety planning, guidance on completion of the DASH-RIC and how to refer into their local MARAC. Resources on support for survivors and those who perpetrate domestic abuse will also be shared.

How Long is the Course?

1 Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Anyone working with children where domestic abuse may be a concern.

Learning Outcomes
  • Have an awareness of the various forms of domestic abuse – indicators, risks and protective factors
  • Understand the dynamics and the role of power and control in domestic abuse, the impact on the Victim, and familiarity with some of the key models/theories associated with power and control in interpersonal relationships
  • Have an awareness of the key models / theories underpinning modern responses to domestic abuse, including identification of local and online resources to support workers and victims
  • Have an awareness of family dynamics and the impact of these on risk and relationships within the family
  • Understand how to provide a supportive environment for disclosure
  • Increase confidence in how to respond to a disclosure and knowledge of referral pathways and specialist services
  • Increase knowledge of risk assessment and safety planning
  • An exploration of managing risk during the pandemic when risks are more difficult to manage

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