How to Help When Your Friend is Being Abused
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How to Help When Your Friend is Being Abused

Provide Support and Maintain Your Boundaries
3.0 (1 rating)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
501 students enrolled
Created by Lizbeth Meredith
Last updated 8/2019
English
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Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Identify and understand the signs and dynamics of domestic violence in order to support their abused loved one while staying safe and sane themselves.
  • How to listen and help without judging or becoming unsafe themselves.
Requirements
  • Any basic word processing software and a heart open to increasing knowlege and empathy for those experiencing abuse in their intimate or dating relationships.
Description

How to Help When Your Friend is Being Abused is a course designed to help readers do just that while staying both safe and sane. The student will learn about abusive relationships and domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence.

Bottom line: Worldwide, violence between persons who are married or in relationships, whether they are gay or straight, occurs in epidemic proportions and impacts millions of adults and their children. Understanding the signs of an abusive relationship and learning how to help, as well as learning how not to help, makes all the difference in how to respond to this all-too common problem.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for anyone who has a coworker, friend, sister, brother, or loved one who has experienced domestic abuse.
  • Empathetic learners who want to make a difference.
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 43:56
+ Section 1: Introduction
1 lecture 05:36

The student will understand the scope of the course and the complexities of the issues.

Preview 05:36

Assess your knowledge of abuse dynamics and the role your help may offer.  As you take it, think about what your goal is in taking this class, and with your abused loved one.

Help or Hurt?
4 questions
+ Section 2 The Dynamics of Abuse
3 lectures 01:44

Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, is an intentional pattern of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse designed to keep the recipient (or victim) isolated and controlled.

Preview 00:17

Students will understand the far reaching impact of domestic violence/intimate partner violence, how genders are impacted differently, and that this impacts both straight and gay relationships.

Preview 00:44
Telltale signs of a controlling or violent relationship.
00:43
+ Understanding Why the Relationship Continues Long After it Makes Sense (to You)
3 lectures 16:56

Students will understand the cycle of violence, first identified by Dr. Lenore Walker decades ago, and be better able to empathize with why a person might stay in an abusive relationship.

Preview 08:42
Why else does he/she stay in an abusive relationship?
07:00
Additional reading/a victim tells her story (me!). My memoir: Pieces of Me
01:14

Employing what you've learned: This quiz reviews what you've learned so far.

Now that I understand more about intimate partner violence, I will...
4 questions
+ Section 4: What are the takeways
1 lecture 03:30
What are the takeaways? Be Intentional about the Difference You Make
03:30
+ Section 5 What You Can Say and Do
5 lectures 16:10

A domestic violence advocate is uniquely qualified to provide crisis intervention without ushering unnecessary judgments to victims. Knowing more about their role will help you as you make the referral to local resources.

The role of a DV advocate explained.
03:27
Communications to Help Build a System of Support
02:23
Indicators of Your Own Frustration and What to Do About It’
03:40
How will you identify appropriate local resources for your abused friend?
01:47