Available to participants who have completed the Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Awareness course

The Safer Wales Dyn project has developed a number of guiding principles for its work, which include;


Appropriate services for all men which are effective in reducing risk and increasing safety

An appropriate assessment protocol is essential in order to identify, and respond appropriately to counter-allegations of domestic abuse

Learning Outcomes

  •  To gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims
  • How to identify men on a scale from ‘victim’ to ‘perpetrator’  

  • To be able to use these skills and knowledge, supported by the Dyn assessment tool for work with male victims 


Target group: Multi-disciplinary practitioners working in domestic abuse and sexual violence, organizations that work with men, or wish to develop their services to work with men. 


While the majority of victims of domestic abuse are women, men do experience abuse and need support.  It is often hard for men to get help in these situations because of fears about being ridiculed, or not being believed.

The Safer Wales Dyn project provides support to men who are experiencing domestic abuse in Wales.

This course will enable participants to;

  • Understand the issues that male victims experience 
  • Understand the barriers for men who experience domestic abuse

  • How to respond to male victims of domestic abuse


Target group:

Relevant to frontline professionals who are working with, or developing services to work with male victims



Objectives:

  • Understanding of why perpetrators are abusive

  • Help participants recognise tactics perpetrators use

  • Awareness of how perpetrators can manipulate staff

  • Awareness of how to avoid collusion with perpetrators


Target group:


One day course for multi-agency staff and volunteers across Gwent,

who may come in to contact with staff or the general public disclosing domestic abuse.Adult & Children Social Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, health including third sector practitioners having attended domestic abuse awareness training and child protection training is a pre requisite for this course


Aims: To understand sexual violence and sexual abuse

 

Objectives:

  • Define rape and sexual abuse

  • Describe the prevalence of sexual violence

  • Identify common myths and stereotypes and their impact

  • Describe some of the long and short term consequences of rape and sexual abuse

  • Identify a range of sexual abuse and trauma responses

  • Describe how rape in different circumstance may impact on individuals

  • Consider their own boundaries and role when working with sexual violence

  • Identify key elements of good practice

  • Explain the importance of forensic integrity

  • Describe the range of support options available


Target group: Gwent wide staff, e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Objectives

  • To understand coercive controlling behaviour and the impact it has on those experiencing violence, but specifically domestic abuse
  • To support professionals to understand how coercive control might affect how survivors seek and access support
  • To explore the importance of professionals developing needs-led approaches and programmes

Aims: To Raise awareness of Domestic Abuse

Objectives:

  • Define Domestic Abuse
  • Develop an understanding of the cycle of abuse

  • Raise awareness of effects of Domestic Abuse on Children and Child Protection issues

  • Know how to sign post to appropriate agencies


Target group: Gwent wide staff, e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Having attended domestic abuse awareness training and child protection training is a pre requisite for this course.


Aims: A Half day course for multi agency staff and volunteers across Gwent who may come in contact with staff or the general public disclosing domestic abuse

Objectives: 

  • Understand the research behind risk assessment

  • Completion of the DASH form

  • Referral to MARAC

  • The MARAC process

  • Understanding Safety Planning


Target group: Gwent wide frontline staff in contact with the general public e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Objectives:

Be able to recognise:

  • Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People

  • Effects of Domestic Abuse on family dynamics and parenting capacity

  • Warning signs

  • Roles Children and Young People take on

  • Support needed to safeguard appropriately


 
Target group:


One day course for multi-agency staff and volunteers across Gwent,

who may come in contact with staff or the general public disclosing domestic abuse.  Adult & Children Social Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, health, and third sector practitioners having attended domestic abuse awareness training and child protection training is a pre requisite for this course


Aims:


  • To have knowledge and understanding of forced marriage
  • To understand the concept of IZZAT (Honour)


Objectives:


By the end of the course participants will be able to

  • To understand the difference between arranged and forced marriage

  • To understand the concept of IZZAT (Honour)

  • To look at the motives behind forced marriage

  • To recognise the warning signs displayed by victims of forced marriage

  • To recognise risks involved in seeking help for victims of forced marriage

  • Factors to consider when supporting victims of forced marriage

  • To know what steps to take to help the victim


Target group: Gwent wide staff  e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.