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Domestic Abuse & Older People - Improving Outcomes (Part 1)

Course Title :
Domestic Abuse & Older People - Improving Outcomes (Part 1)
Course Code :
Description :
It is necessary to book onto both parts (9th December & 19th December) of this course.
Please note the session taking place on 9th December 2019 is now fully booked.

If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for any cancellations please email

  Scheduled Date's For Course :
No course Date is available
Course Duration :
Half Day
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  Aim :
  • These sessions will equip participants with knowledge to increase their understanding of the nature of coercive control within domestic abuse and the issues for women over the age of 55 experiencing abuse within intimate relationships, including abuse from adult children. 
  • The sessions will have a particular focus on the impact and barriers faced by women in this specific age group, and thus support participants in developing skills to identify and support domestic abuse survivors, in line with best practice, to increase their space for action.
  Learning Outcomes :
  • Develop an understanding of facts and figures on domestic abuse, and an introduction to research on domestic abuse and older women
  • Describe power and control dynamics and recognise and define coercive and controlling behaviours and how it manifests itself in an abusive relationship
  • Understand the lived experience of coercive control on women survivors and the myths and assumptions that shape responses encountered by women from this age bracket
  • Recognise the barriers to disclosure/leaving an abusive relationship faced by older women, including additional impacts on women from marginalised groups including: women from BAME communities, women with care and support needs, women with immigration status, and lesbians
  • Develop knowledge and skills around good practice interventions with women affected by domestic abuse, in line with West Midlands Domestic Abuse standards
  • Develop awareness of initiatives taking place to support older women who are affected by domestic abuse, and how to access local support agencies
  Reading Material :
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