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Understanding Domestic Abuse and the Restorative Process

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Overview

With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing domestic abuse in their lifetime (UK national statistics) it is becoming one of society’s biggest problems in the UK.   The heavy involvement of statutory and voluntary agency’s e.g. police, social services, drug, alcohol & substance misuse services, health services, mental health services and education, domestic abuse is fast becoming a financial burden too.  

With 65% of children on the child protection register having experienced domestic abuse there is a close correlation between child abuse and domestic abuse. However, the training availability for understanding the effects of domestic abuse on men, women and children is insufficient even within social work, childcare, support work, police, teaching, medical, legal, health and education.

The course outline

Understanding Domestic abuse and the Restorative Process is about developing an understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships, the effect on male, female and child victims and the restorative process.  The course provides an insight into the experience of victims of domestic abuse and how they can be helped to understand, recover, repair and build a life free from domestic abuse. 

The target market

The course has been designed to give the professional an opportunity to build on their skills and progress into roles within social care, teaching, child care, police, health care, education and many other professions.  The course also enables victims of domestic abuse to follow a journey of self discovery and begin the restorative process.

The aim of the course

The professional learner will understand how a victim’s life becomes a cycle of fear, self depreciation, and chaos.  Repeating the same cycle in not only intimate relationship but also friendships.  Professionals will be able to support a victim through the journey of self discovery and victims completing the course will travel the journey of self discovery for themselves.

A victim completing this course will have access to a gateway to break the old cycle of abusive relationships through gaining knowledge, understanding and recognition by following a journey of self discovery. 

Modules

Lesson 1: What is domestic abuse?

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To describe the types of domestic abuse
To define the types of abusive relationships
To list support services available to victims of domestic abuse

Lesson 2: The Grooming process

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To summarise the grooming process
To recognise the early warning signs of an abusive relationship
To discuss the victim’s do’s and dont’s during the early stages of a relationship

Lesson 3: The dynamics of abusive relationships

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To recognise the cycle of an abusive relationship
To appreciate the dynamics of abusive relationships
To explore the beliefs and perceptions of the abuser and victim

Lesson 4: The effects of domestic abuse on adult victims 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To recognise the effects of domestic abuse on adult victims
To list why victims stay in abusive relationships

Lesson 5: The effects of domestic abuse on children 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To define the effects of domestic abuse on children of different ages
To identify how the abuser uses the children to control and manipulate the mother

Lesson 6: Restorative parenting 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To compare parenting issues during an abusive relationship and after an abusive relationship ends
To identify restorative parenting practice
To implement positive parenting techniques

Lesson 7: Healthy relationships 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To explore types of relationships
To explain the need for boundary setting within relationships
To define healthy relationships

Lesson 8: Self Esteem building

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To recognise the effect of low self esteem on victims of domestic abuse
To implement self esteem building techniques
To discuss building self respect

Lesson 9: Personal safety issues for victims of domestic abuse

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To identify potential risky situations
To create a plan for personal safety in different situations including abusive relationships

Lesson 10: Body language basics

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To define negative and positive body language
To recognise the impact of negative and positive body language on others

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing domestic abuse in their lifetime (UK national statistics) it is becoming one of society’s biggest problems in the UK.   The heavy involvement of statutory and voluntary agency’s e.g. police, social services, drug, alcohol & substance misuse services, health services, mental health services and education, domestic abuse is fast becoming a financial burden too.  

With 65% of children on the child protection register having experienced domestic abuse there is a close correlation between child abuse and domestic abuse. However, the training availability for understanding the effects of domestic abuse on men, women and children is insufficient even within social work, childcare, support work, police, teaching, medical, legal, health and education.

The course outline

Understanding Domestic abuse and the Restorative Process is about developing an understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships, the effect on male, female and child victims and the restorative process.  The course provides an insight into the experience of victims of domestic abuse and how they can be helped to understand, recover, repair and build a life free from domestic abuse. 

The target market

The course has been designed to give the professional an opportunity to build on their skills and progress into roles within social care, teaching, child care, police, health care, education and many other professions.  The course also enables victims of domestic abuse to follow a journey of self discovery and begin the restorative process.

The aim of the course

The professional learner will understand how a victim’s life becomes a cycle of fear, self depreciation, and chaos.  Repeating the same cycle in not only intimate relationship but also friendships.  Professionals will be able to support a victim through the journey of self discovery and victims completing the course will travel the journey of self discovery for themselves.

A victim completing this course will have access to a gateway to break the old cycle of abusive relationships through gaining knowledge, understanding and recognition by following a journey of self discovery. 

Modules

Lesson 1: What is domestic abuse?

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To describe the types of domestic abuse
To define the types of abusive relationships
To list support services available to victims of domestic abuse

Lesson 2: The Grooming process

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To summarise the grooming process
To recognise the early warning signs of an abusive relationship
To discuss the victim’s do’s and dont’s during the early stages of a relationship

Lesson 3: The dynamics of abusive relationships

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To recognise the cycle of an abusive relationship
To appreciate the dynamics of abusive relationships
To explore the beliefs and perceptions of the abuser and victim

Lesson 4: The effects of domestic abuse on adult victims 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To recognise the effects of domestic abuse on adult victims
To list why victims stay in abusive relationships

Lesson 5: The effects of domestic abuse on children 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To define the effects of domestic abuse on children of different ages
To identify how the abuser uses the children to control and manipulate the mother

Lesson 6: Restorative parenting 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To compare parenting issues during an abusive relationship and after an abusive relationship ends
To identify restorative parenting practice
To implement positive parenting techniques

Lesson 7: Healthy relationships 

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To explore types of relationships
To explain the need for boundary setting within relationships
To define healthy relationships

Lesson 8: Self Esteem building

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To recognise the effect of low self esteem on victims of domestic abuse
To implement self esteem building techniques
To discuss building self respect

Lesson 9: Personal safety issues for victims of domestic abuse

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To identify potential risky situations
To create a plan for personal safety in different situations including abusive relationships

Lesson 10: Body language basics

By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

To define negative and positive body language
To recognise the impact of negative and positive body language on others

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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