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Training | 24/04/2015 | 10am – 4pm

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

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’?

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Training | 29/04/2015 | 10am – 1pm

Modern Technologies & Domestic Abuse: So-called Revenge Porn, Cyber Stalking and Online Abuse

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.

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Training | 06/05/2015 | 10am – 1pm

Domestic Abuse in Bisexual Relationships

  This seminar is run in partnership with Biandbeyond and Scotland’s LGBT Domestic Abuse Project

Bisexual intimate partner abuse presents a specific challenge to how we have traditionally come to understand domestic violence. People who are bisexual do not tend to conform to the idea that gender or sexuality is simply one or the other. Consequently, without developing a way of understanding domestic violence that is based according to sexuality, bisexual intimate partner abuse has remained unseen.

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Training | 01/06/2015 | 10am – 4pm

Engaging With Men Who Abuse Women Partners

Historically professionals dealing with domestic abuse have struggled to engage with men who are abusive to women partners. Research suggests that the reasons for this include fear of challenging men who have been violent, fear of inadvertently increasing risks to the men's partners and a lack of confidence/knowledge in how to work with these men. This course aims to deal with these and other obstacles to engaging with abusive men.

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Training | 17/06/2015 | 10am – 4pm

Understanding The Dynamics Of Domestic Abuse

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.

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Facts & Figures

In 81% of cases of domestic abuse there is a female victim and male perpetrator (SCS 2012)

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