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Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - Domestic Abuse Workshop - 12 June 2018   more info 12 Apr 2018 £70.00 £4.37
Domestic Abuse Workshop - 12 June 2018   more info Not Started £80.00 £4.91

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Event Details

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 have said..
"The way in which the material was delivered was engaging, informative and relevant. The use of research evidence alongside experiential learning opportunities ensured that there was a 'take home' opportunity for all. An excellent workshop, well worth the trip!!"

"An excellent informative day with a knowledgeable, motivating trainer. Venue and organisation were great and the cakes and fruit a welcoming bonus!"

"I thought the training was of an excellent standard. It has greatly increased my understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse. Worth every penny!"

"The clearest explanation of the many facets of domestic abuse presented by an experienced and articulate trainer."

How much?

Early Bird £70, £80 after 12 April 2018 - Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Refreshments, snacks, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.
Note – lunch is not included.

How do I register?
Online above through Eventbrite. Please note that there is an admin charge made by Eventbrite for this as indicated above under ‘Cost’.

Or by BACS, Cheque or Invoice by emailing

Minimum and Maximum numbers: Min 10 – Max 15 Please note that these workshops are subject to cancellation if we do not reach the minimum numbers required to make them viable.

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By completing a registration form obtainable from

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When & Where

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

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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