Training course level: Skills-based training, level 2
Training course briefing
This training course is designed to help frontline workers support male victims of domestic abuse.
Participants will identify the domestic abuse experiences of male victims and the barriers to help-seeking; and learn how to use the Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, so they can better meet the needs of the men they work with.
Training course objectives
- Develop understanding of key terms/concepts and legislation;
- Understand the domestic abuse experiences of men and their help-seeking barriers;
- Identify additional challenges and help-seeking barriers for GBT* men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds;
- Develop skills in assessing the risks to and needs of male victims, using Respect’s “who is doing what to whom and with what consequences” model and the assessment tools (brief and longer) from Respect’s Toolkit;
- Gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims
Who is this course suitable for?
- Frontline workers whose role is to support male victims of domestic abuse – in voluntary, statutory or private organisations, such as Domestic Abuse Practitioners, IDVA's, Social Workers, Police Officers;
- Workers who come into contact with male victims occasionally, such as Housing Officers, Counsellors, Healthcare Practitioners etc;
- Policy Officers, Commissioners and funders of services who need an in-depth understanding of the needs of male victims.
Prior domestic abuse awareness training or work experience is essential.
One day (09:30-16:00)
- Respect Member: £144 (inc. VAT)
- Non-member: £187.20 (inc. VAT)
The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA