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Developed under the auspices of the Scottish Government’s National Training Strategy to Address Violence Against Women, this exciting collaboration between Scottish Women’s Aid and Queen Margaret University (QMU) offers a credit rated module, validated by QMU. Teaching will reflect the principles of active, collaborative and experiential learning. The module will be assessed through group-work and a personal assignment.
See Gender Justice & Violence: Feminist Approaches - QMU Course (Day 3 of 4) - 02/03/15
Older women are often invisible in discussions of domestic abuse; their experiences invisible, sometimes confused with elder abuse or hidden behind health issues, their voices unheard. Yet a growing body of research evidence suggests that many older women continue to live with domestic abuse. This session is aimed at front-line staff who work directly with older women and who feel that an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse will help them in their work. Participants need no prior learning or experience of domestic abuse related issues.
This half-day course will support practitioners to identify risk factors when working with clients experiencing domestic abuse, and explore how risk identification can be applied to practice.
The phenomenon of stalking has been highlighted in Scotland with recent changes in legislation defining it as a specific crime. Despite this very little research on stalking has been completed within a Scottish context. Consequently, information about stalking in Scotland is scarce and those who suffer at the hands of a stalker often find their experiences minimised and misunderstood.
This session is aimed at front-line staff who work directly with women, children and young people and who recognise that an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse will help them in their work. Participants need no prior learning or experience of domestic abuse related issues.
This evidence-based session is aimed at front-line staff who work directly with women, children and young people and who recognise that an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse will help them in their work. The sessions draws on up-to-date research and theorising about the issue. Participants need no prior learning or experience of domestic abuse related issues.
Undermining mother-child relationships is one of the most destructive tactics used by perpetrators of domestic abuse. Equally, strengthening and repairing mother-child relationships is vital if mothers and children are to recover from domestic abuse and build more positive lives. Many practitioners are aware of the need to rebuild mother-child relationships in the aftermath of domestic abuse, but this can be difficult when separate services tend to be provided for adults and children. This talk will explore how practitioners can help to rebuild mother-child relationships by drawing on mothers’ and children’s strengths, abilities and hopes for the future.
One of the most frequently asked questions in relation to domestic abuse is ‘why doesn’t she just leave?’. Leaving a perpetrator of domestic abuse is seen as the ultimate answer and it is one that many of our services focus upon. Many practitioners feel frustration when a woman experiencing abuse stays with the perpetrator and, where children are involved, child protection is often invoked on the grounds that she is ‘failing to protect’ those children. But how many women experiencing abuse are still living with their partner? And does leaving a perpetrator really mean safety? Furthermore, how easy is it simply to ‘leave’?
In this seminar we will discuss how modern forms of technology can be used to perpetrate domestic abuse. This includes the non-consensual sharing of media- otherwise known as revenge porn, cyber stalking, social media hijacking, and monitoring and surveillance apps.
Facts & Figures
In 81% of cases of domestic abuse there is a female victim and male perpetrator (SCS 2012)