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Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

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Domestic Abuse Workshop - 28 February 2017 28 Feb 2017 £60.00 £3.11

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This evidence based session will deconstruct domestic abuse to show how it works to entrap victims in a world of confusion and fear. Drawing on contemporary theorizing, research and real life examples it will explore constructive approaches to working with those affected.

About the Presenter
Nel Whiting is a Learning & Development Worker with Scottish Women’s Aid, where she has worked since September 2003. Her role takes her throughout Scotland providing learning opportunities which explore the dynamics of domestic abuse to a range of professionals in the voluntary and statutory sector. She is committed to providing high quality training which reflects the practical concerns of delegates and is underpinned by a solid theoretical understanding of the issues. Nel is a regular lecturer at the Scottish Police College, the Scottish Probation College and Stirling University. She also teaches on the Queen Margaret University ‘Gender Justice’ module.

Nel is particularly interested in exploring how an individual’s gender shapes their experiences of oppression, inequality and violation. She is author of “What Can Contemporary Gender Theory Contribute to An Understanding of Abuse in Same Sex Relationships?” which was published in the Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies 2008, Asking About Abuse: Routine Enquiry of Domestic Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse Training Pack (with Cosgrove & Beavon)which was published by the Scottish Government Health Directorate in 2011, and “Effecting Operational Change Through Training: Challenges and Approaches” in N.Lombard and L. McMillan (eds.) (forthcoming, 2012) Research Highlights in Social Work: Violence Against Women, Jessica Kingsley Publications.

Aims of the Event
The aim of this training is to build a solid understanding of the nature and scope of domestic abuse and its impact on those who experience it, providing the delegates with the confidence and knowledge to deal with the issue in their work setting.

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

Understand domestic abuse as pattern of coercively controlling behaviours within which children are actors not witnesses.

Appreciate the impact of domestic abuse on those who experience it and perpetrate it and how it affects their behaviour and choices.

Consider the implications for safe service interventions with individuals where domestic abuse is an issue.

Who is it for?
Anyone who believes they are working with someone affected by domestic abuse
Anyone who wishes to motivate individuals affected by domestic abuse
Anyone interested in self-development or considering a career in counselling.

Why should you attend?
Because domestic abuse is often hidden behind other presenting issues
Because domestic abuse is a major social issue

What others say..
Greenwood Events ran this workshop in February last year and here is some of the feedback from that event:

A great speaker with wisdom and not just knowledge.

Highly recommended!

My first experience of a Greenwood Event will not be my last.

Solid evidence-based material presented in a sensitive and inspiring way by a highly professional facilitator drawing on lived experience of the subject. It doesn't get much better than this!

Nell is passionate about what she presents and has a deep integrated understanding.

How much?
£60 if paid in advance or £65 if paid on the day.
Refreshments, snacks and handouts included in the price provided.  Note – lunch is not included.

There is a maximum number of 15 allowed, so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

How do I register?
By clicking on the Register button above.
By completing a registration form obtainable from

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Scottish Women’s Aid Offices
132 Rose Street
EH2 3JD Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

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