Domestic abuse and its impact on families

Domestic abuse has its roots in political, cultural and economic forces which shape our response and interventions. This course explores the impact of domestic abuse, not only on children and the victim, but also in the surrounding family.
Course Information

Course Information

Domestic abuse and its impact on families

Course Overview

The course explores the impact of domestic abuse on the child and looks at how to conduct effective risk assessments, the benefits of close inter-agency collaboration, and strategies for working with families where violence has been an issue.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Define domestic abuse. 
  • Understand the power and control dynamics of domestic violence/abuse using the Duluth model. 
  • Identify the risks presented by domestic abuse to children’s safety, development & education.
  • Understand the impact of domestic abuse on the non-abusing parent and how this can affect their ability to care appropriately.
  • Identify the additional risk factors associated with domestic abuse, such as mental health, drugs and alcohol use.
  • Describe inter-agency roles and responsibilities for providing services to parents and children experiencing violence. 

This course can be customised to suit the particular needs of your organisation and those you work with. We encourage participants to consider not only their individual role and responsibilities in relation to the subject, but also to look at the subject from a multi-agency perspective. We use best practice and research examples throughout and encourage participants to develop a reflective and safe approach to their practice.

This course works well alongside our other specialised child protection training such as our Emotional Harm and Neglect, Sexual and Physical abuse courses. Each gives an excellent understanding of these key child protection issues.

Please contact us to find out more.