Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate Course
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Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate Course

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Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • No previous knowledge or professional experience required
  • Good basic level of English is required
Description

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.

Who this course is for:
  • 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
Course content
Expand 22 lectures 01:24:04
+ Introduction
22 lectures 01:24:04

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.

Preview 03:41

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.

Preview 02:30

What is domestic violence?.  Here we look at how domestic violence is defined and what actually constitutes "domestic violence".

Preview 02:57

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.

Preview 02:00

More myths about domestic violence that are prevalent in the media and in the general public, this video discusses and dispels these myths.

MYTHS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2
03:03

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.

THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
05:45
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
02:16

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.

WHEN IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE A CRIMINAL MATTER?
02:31

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?.

TASK: WHY DO SOME PEOPLE REMAIN IN VIOLENT RELATIONSHIPS?
00:57

This presentation discusses some of the reasons why people remain in violent relationships and also why some abusers continue to abuse.

REASONS THAT SOME PEOPLE REMAIN IN VIOLENT RELATIONSHIPS/ OR REMAIN ABUSIVE
04:59

There are a number of myths surrounding male abusers that are [prevalent in the media and in the general public, here we look at some of those myths and dispel them with the actual; facts, based on research.

MYTHS ABOUT MALE ABUSERS
02:00

More myths surrounding male abusers that are prevalent in the media and in the general public, here we look at some of those myths and dispel them with the actual; facts, based on research.

MYTHS ABOUT MALE ABUSERS 2
01:45

More myths surrounding male abusers that are prevalent in the media and in the general public, here we look at some of those myths and dispel them with the actual; facts, based on research.

MYTHS ABOUT MALE ABUSERS 3
01:58

Psychological research tells us that there is a clearly defined cycle of violence that happens in domestic abuse.  Here we look at that cycle of violence in some depth.

THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
03:12

Here we discuss some of the facts, figures and statistics in relation to domestic violence.

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
04:20

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.

HOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFFECTS CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY
05:21

Here we discuss at length, guidelines for good practice in relation to professionals who work with, support and/or advise victims of domestic violence.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES FOR WORKING WITH VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
11:11

Following on from the guidelines for professionals, here we clarify a number of the do's and dont's in relation to working with, supporting and/or advising victims of domestic violence.

THE DO'S AND DONT'S FOR PROFESSIONALS
08:30

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.

LEGISLATION TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
02:31

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.

POLICE POWERS TO INTERVENE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
04:27

More information about Police powers to intervene in domestic violence cases to help, support and protect the victim/s.

POLICE POWERS TO INTERVENE 2
05:08

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.

TASK TO COMPLETE, SUMMARY AND CLOSE
03:02