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Recovery- an Artist’s Response to Coercive Control - Invitation to a private view and artist discussion
To mark the 16 days of activism, artist Emma. C. James and Scottish Women’s Aid have worked together to deliver Recovery- an Artist’s Response to Coercive Control.
The aim of this seminar is to build a solid understanding of the nature and scope of domestic abuse and its intersections with child protection, providing the delegates with the confidence and knowledge to deal with the issue effectively in their work setting. The training has been developed by Scottish Women’s Aid with the expectation that delegates will have already attended domestic abuse training.
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’?
This training has been designed for workers whose role requires them to engage directly with women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse and form more in-depth relationships, providing practical and/or emotional support and advice services. Delegates will explore the reasons why it is difficult for some woman to talk about their experiences of domestic abuse, to feel greater confidence about asking, responding to and supporting a woman who discloses domestic abuse. Delegates must have previously undertaken an Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse training day.
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.
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.
Men’s violence against women is a cause and consequence of gender inequality. This is a widely accepted view but one that organisations often struggle to factor into their work addressing such violence and abuse. But if gender inequality is truly a cause and consequence of violence against women we will not tackle the latter without confronting the former.
Drugs, alcohol and domestic abuse are closely related in the public’s and practitioners' minds; many people believe that substance use drives domestic abuse and successful drug and alcohol treatment will lead to cessation of abuse and harm. The reality is more complicated, and links between drugs, alcohol and domestic abuse are complex. This session provide an overview of the theory, practice and policies which support the current response to domestic abuse and substance use in Scotland. This half day training will offer several theoretical models and space for reflection to enable delegates to come to a more nuanced way of working with women experiencing domestic abuse who also use drugs or alcohol.
This training aims to give workers who provide support to women experiencing domestic abuse a better awareness of women’s legal rights and the processes through which criminal and civil law are applied.
The aim of this seminar is to build a solid understanding of the issues surrounding domestic abuse and child contact, providing the delegates with the confidence and knowledge to deal with the issue effectively in their work setting. There will be a particular focus on court ordered contact.
Facts & Figures
In 81% of cases of domestic abuse there is a female victim and male perpetrator (SCS 2012)