Understanding Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control

Advocacy, Training

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"I just needed to talk to somebody. It was such a relief not to be judged and to break the secrecy."

It can be hard to know what to do when someone tells you that they are experiencing domestic abuse, but knowing how to respond can make all the difference. We know that people from all walks of life can be affected by domestic abuse, and that being able to talk to someone can make all the difference.

"Being able to confide in someone helped me to find the courage to access the support I needed"

Our training will help you develop your understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and coercive control and how it can impact on people, and give you the confidence and skills to respond if someone tells you about their experience.

Developed and delivered by experienced trainers who work on the frontline, supporting survivors from crisis to recovery, our training is for anyone who comes into contact with survivors, be it a client, colleague or friend, to help you build your understanding, knowledge and skills to respond and offer support.

You will learn:

  • The definitions and dynamics of domestic abuse
  • How it impacts on survivors and the barriers to reporting and disclosing abuse
  • How to support disclosures of abuse and access to ongoing services

What our participant's have said:

"The practical knowledge and working experience of the facilitators was particularly beneficial"
" I thoroughly enjoyed this and I learned so much"
"Training was very engaging and informative. Enjoyed lots of open group discussions"
"Very interesting and relevant to my work"