Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate Course
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- 6 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Have an understanding of what constitutes domestic violence
- Have an awareness of the causes and effects of domestic violence
- Gain knowledge and experience of supporting clients experiencing domestic violence
- Understand how police and the criminal justice system can support victims
- Gain an awareness of a range of helping organisations in the area of domestic violence both in UK and USA
- Appreciate the statistics relating to domestic violence about how common it is etc
- No previous knowledge or professional experience required
- Good basic level of English is required
This course introduces the student to this interesting but challenging area of domestic violence. The course is packed with video lectures, PowerPoint videos, audio files, handouts, resources, quizzes and exercises. The course covers the definition of domestic violence, the causes and effects of domestic violence, the impact of domestic violence on children in the family, how staff can help and support victims of domestic violence, where to access help and additional support from organisations in both the UK and USA. The course has a number of tasks for the student to complete that will help with the learning process.
- Anybody who works in the domestic violence field or has an interest in this area
- Health and Social Care staff
- Family members who may be supporting a victim of domestic violence
Welcome and Introduction to the course, topics covered and resources used, teaching methods. A quiz to begin with where students answer myth or fact about the 25 statements given in relation to domestic violence. Lots of useful information about help and support available for victims of domestic violence in the UK and USA.
The aims and objectives of the course are laid out here, including a description what you will hopefully achieve by the end of the course.
What is domestic violence?. Here we look at how domestic violence is defined and what actually constitutes "domestic violence".
There are a number of myths about domestic violence that are prevalent in the media and in the general public, this video discusses and dispels these myths.
Domestic violence is an umbrella term for a range of different forms of abuse that can take place. Here we look at those main forms, including, physical;, psychological and financial. In the sound recording, we also look at the use of social isolation as a common form of domestic abuse.
Here we look at when domestic abuse and violence actually constitutes a criminal offence. In recent years in many states in America and within the UK for example, the criminal justice system has tightened up on the definition of domestic violence and relevant legislation has been passed to protect the victims more effectively.
This is a task for the individual student to think about, or if there are friends, colleagues or other professionals that the task can be discussed with, so much the better. The question is A: Why do some people remain in violent relationships and B: Why do some abusers continue to abuse?.
Domestic violence has an impact on children within the household. Even if the children themselves are not subjected to violence, but they hear about the violence or see the signs and symptoms of the violence, it has a very negative impact on their psychological and social development. Here we look at that impact.
Here we look at some of the recent and medium term legislation that has been enacted within the UK in relation to domestic violence. There is also a task here for students living in other jurisdictions to carry out some research into the relevant legislation in their own region. If we are to help and support victims of domestic violence, we at least need to have a basic understanding of how the legislation in our region has developed.
Police powers and professional practice standards have revolutionized over recent years to where the Police can now take very active steps to intervene in suspected cases of domestic violence. In the UK and the United States for example, the victim now has the full protection of the criminal justice system. In this video we look at what the Police typically do now when called to a potential case of domestic abuse.
In this video, students are asked to have a think about and discuss, what needs to happen next in terms of how their professional organisation, practice or place of work needs to do in the weeks and months ahead, based on the knowledge gained throughout this course. The course is then brought to a close.