This one-day course has been developed and delivered by Equation for professionals working in Nottingham City who are in the domestic abuse sector. It will look at the ways in which men experience domestic violence and abuse within their intimate and family relationships. The course will explore the role of Equation’s male support service and the complexities of working with male survivors.
The session will inform practitioners on how to utilise the good practice screening assessment tool, in addition to advising on referral pathways and good practice points. It will also examine additional good practice in relation to gay, bisexual and transgender men.
By the end of the day delegates will have a better understanding of domestic violence and abuse experienced by male survivors, and will feel more confident in their ability to respond appropriately.
The aims are:
Increase understanding of the experience of men living with domestic violence and abuse in a range of contexts.
Improve the ability to respond appropriately to men living with domestic violence and abuse.
Increase understanding of complexities if working with men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Provide resources to enable effective responses to men experiencing domestic violence and abuse: including the provision of risk assessment tools and screening tools and guidance.