One-day training course for frontline workers
More dates will be announced soon.
Aims of the training:
- To provide knowledge about the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women’s experiences.
- To gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims.
- To be able to use these skills and knowledge, supported by the Respect Toolkit for work with male victims, in the participant’s workplace.
- To provide information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men.
- To identify how gender is related to domestic violence.
- To identify specific experiences and difficulties faced by specific groups of male victims such as gay men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds.
- To develop understanding of categories of men who present as victims.
- To learn to differentiate between male victims and other men who may present as victims.
- Practitioners working in specialist domestic violence services who are expanding their service to respond to male victims.
- Practitioners working in generic services such as health and social services who may come across victims of domestic violence and want to improve how they respond.
- Practitioners who are considering developing a service for male victims.
- Practitioners who work specifically with men in contexts where they may disclose experiences of violence, such as mental health, substance misuse, relationship counselling.
The training starts at 9:30am and finishes at 16:30. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will get a copy of the ‘Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence’ publication.
Cost: £100 Respect members, £130 non-members.
If you would like to join Respect to qualify for the discount on this training and on future Respect events, and to get regular updates from us, please download a membership form from our website http://respect.uk.net/membership .
We can offer the same course to organisations that want it delivered at a venue of their choice. Please contact Thangam Debbonaire: [email protected] for more information.