Dates: 27 October 2016

Course always available on site – please contact [email protected] for more information.

Course length: one day (9.30 – 4.30)


The course content & objectives

1. To revise various definitions and terms used in describing and responding to domestic violence.

2. To provide and develop knowledge and understanding of the ways women use intimate partner violence including how these may differ from men’s abusive behavior.

3. To develop understanding of categories of women identified as perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse, showing the value of correct identification and dangers of incorrect identification.

4. To provide and develop ways of identifying who is doing what to whom and with what consequences, using the simple assessment process and Respect model of categories of clients.

5. To develop skills in assessing the risks from and to women who use intimate partner violence.

6. To gain skills in responding appropriately to women who use intimate partner violence, including presentation of good practice standards and intervention manuals.

Course development

This course was designed and is regularly updated by Respect training team. It is part of the development and evaluation process for a pilot programme for women identified as perpetrators. This involves joint work with the University of Manchester and with a network of practitioners and researchers across the UK with expertise of providing work with women as victims and using domestic violence.


This course is suitable for anyone working with or intending to work with women using intimate partner violence. Prior training on or experience of working with domestic violence awareness is useful but not essential. Participants may be in voluntary or statutory agencies. Policy makers, commissioners and funders of services may also find this course useful. For further information contact [email protected]

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