Respect network events
Our programme of events is aimed at Frontline Workers, service managers, commissioners, funders, policy workers and researchers.
The events are aligned with the strands of Respect’s work:
- perpetrators of domestic abuse;
- male victims; and
- young people’s violence in close relationships;
- This event has passed.
Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse-training course
10 March, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Training course briefing
This training course is designed to help frontline workers support male victims of domestic abuse. Participants will learn how to use the Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (3rd edition, 2019), so they can better support the men they work with.
The Toolkit uses valuable insight and data analysis from over 31,000 calls to the Men’s Advice Line; and findings from practice, policy and research.
- Develop understanding of key terms/concepts and legislation;
- Understand the domestic abuse experiences of men and their help-seeking barriers;
- Identify additional challenges and help-seeking barriers for GBT* men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds;
- Develop skills in assessing the risks to and needs of male victims, using Respect’s “who is doing what to whom and with what consequences” model and the assessment tools (brief and longer) from Respect’s Toolkit;
- Gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims
Who is this course suitable for?
- Frontline workers whose role is to support male victims of domestic abuse – in voluntary, statutory or private organisations;
- Workers who may come into contact with male victims occasionally, such as Housing Officers, Counsellors, Healthcare Practitioners etc;
- Policy makers, Commissioners and funders of services who need an in-depth understanding of the needs of male victims.
Prior domestic abuse awareness training or work experience is essential.