Learn to recognise the signs of domestic violence and support domestic violence survivors as a health or social care worker.
Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse
Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone.
Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising and helping victims of violent and abusive relationships.
On this course, you’ll address the role of gender in domestic violence and learn to recognise the various forms of violence and abuse.
You’ll reflect on the impact of domestic violence and understand your responsibilities as a health or social care worker.
By the end of this course, you’ll feel more confident to help support domestic violence victims and survivors.
What topics will you cover?
- Gender and gender role expectations.
- Forms of domestic violence and abuse (DVA).
- The prevalence of DVA around the world.
- Factors that influence violence.
- The impact on victims, families and children.
- Recognising signs and symptoms of DVA.
- Talking to victims.
- Safety planning.
- How the law can protect victims.
- Working in multi-agency partnerships.
Who is this accredited by?
The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Explain the concept of gender and its contribution to gender-based violence.
- Define and identify different forms of domestic violence and abuse.
- Describe the effects of DVA on individuals who experience it and their families.
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse.
- Evaluate the role and responsibilities of professionals in their identification and management of domestic violence and abuse.
- Provide effective support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for health and social care professionals, including nurses, doctors, family support workers, and community workers.
The course will also appeal to lawyers, school teachers, police, and anyone familiar with victims of domestic violence.
This course has been designed to help practitioners who work with victims of domestic violence and abuse to provide effective support. We regret that we are unable to provide direct support to victims in this course.
Who will you learn with?
I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. My research looks at gender-based violence and domestic abuse. I also explore inequalities in health-related to gender and ethnicity.
I work as a Learning Technologist within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield.
Who developed the course?
The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.
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