Recognising and Responding to the Impacts of Domestic Abuse on Women

Date: 19th June 2024

Time: 10.00 to 13.00

Delivery: Online, via Zoom. Each participant must have access to a private space, a good internet connection, a computer, or another device to take part in the training. 

Who is this traning for?

The training is for anyone who in their professional capacity interacts with survivors of domestic abuse.  

Why should I do this training?

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in Ireland, so anyone working with women can encounter domestic violence through their work. The responses a victim/survivor receives when seeking initial support from frontline services can have a major impact on their safety and well-being, and that of their children.  Whatever your work role, this training will give you the foundation knowledge to appropriately respond and to link women to support services both locally and nationally.

What will I gain from this training?

The training is framed around the 3 Rs – Recognise, Respond, and Refer. 

Recognise

• Dynamics of domestic abuse

• Forms and tactics of abuse used by the perpetrator and the intention behind them

• Impacts on the victim/survivor and their coping mechanisms

• Indicators that may alert us a woman is experiencing domestic abuse

Respond

• Learn victim-centred principles which should guide your response

• Understand the barriers facing victim/survivors in seeking and accessing support

• Learn how to safely support a disclosure

Refer

• Increase knowledge about referral options to specialist domestic abuse services and what they can offer

Cost: €95 per person. Limited to 3 people per organisation.

Important:  Please note that the training may not be suitable for anyone currently experiencing, or who has recently experienced, domestic violence as the material may be distressing.  If you have any questions or concerns about participating in the training, please feel free to contact us. 

The training is designed to upskill those supporting women experiencing domestic violence. If you are a woman experiencing domestic violence, or if you are concerned on behalf of someone else, please contact Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900 or use the Instant Message Support Service.