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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Identifying Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                   and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

Trainer:                      Luke Martin, Specialist Domestic Abuse Consultant

Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                         12th September 2017

Delegates:                 20 places                              

 

Aims and Objectives:

This one-day course will provide knowledge about the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women's experiences and information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men. Participants will practice using skills in responding appropriately to male victims and will identify specific experiences and difficulties faced by specific groups of male victims such as gay men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds.

The course includes: 

  • Current tools and methods of supporting male victims on a 1-2-1 basis
  • Barriers to male victims accessing services
  • Best practice on working with male victims
  • Culture and sexuality barriers for male victims
  • Effective assessment of male victims
  • How gender stereotyping affects service delivery
  • On completion of this course participants should be able to:
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of domestic violence, and its effect on male victims
    • Differentiate between the needs of male and female victims
    • Differentiate between the needs of men in heterosexual relationships and those in same-sex relationships
    • Identify what adaptations may be required for current services to support men
    • Compare best practice used by services currently working with male victims
    • Demonstrate a competent assessing process for establishing genuine victim status
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of supporting men who have experienced sexual violence

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