Domestic abuse accounts for 1/3 of all violent crime in London
Domestic abuse costs London over £900 million each year in physical and mental health costs, criminal justice, social services, housing and refuge, civil legal costs and lost economic output
Experiences of violence significantly increase the liklihood of someone experiencing anxiety, PTSD, stress, and suicidal thoughts
Our understanding of domestic abuse is changing. Where we once regarded domestic abuse as isolated violent incidents, we now understand that abuse comes in many forms and is a much wider picture of coercive and controlling behaviour. Would you know what to do if you knew someone who was experiencing domestic abuse?
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
The link between domestic abuse, mental health and substance misuse
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"