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Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

Overview

Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse

Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone.

Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising and helping victims of violent and abusive relationships.

On this course, you’ll address the role of gender in domestic violence and learn to recognise the various forms of violence and abuse.

You’ll reflect on the impact of domestic violence and understand your responsibilities as a health or social care worker.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel more confident to help support domestic violence victims and survivors.

This course is designed for health and social care professionals, including nurses, doctors, family support workers, and community workers.

The course will also appeal to lawyers, school teachers, police, and anyone familiar with victims of domestic violence.

This course has been designed to help practitioners who work with victims of domestic violence and abuse to provide effective support. We regret that we are unable to provide direct support to victims in this course.

Taught by

Parveen Ali

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Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 141 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    As someone who has just started working within the DVA service, I have been learning more about DVA on the job over these past two months as I settle into the new role. This course has proved a valuable addition to, and means of solidifying, my awareness and understanding of DVA, its prevalence, impact and how to think about responding when we encounter it in the lives of people we work with and for. It's hard to make an online course hugely interactive, but I appreciated the space where we could read other peoples' comments and thoughts, as well as contribute our own. Thank you very much for allowing such easy access to very pertinent and valuable learning.
  • Anonymous
    The course is interesting and insightful, it’s one of the best DVA courses. Through this course I have been able to know the steps one needs to follow in helping domestic violent abuse client resolve their challenges.
    The course has thrown more light on the safety aspect of helping process and the importance of active listening when dealing with a client.
    The course has shown in details the Systemic ways of getting information from a reluctant client who is not ready to divulge information that are necessary to address the key issues.
    Above all it has changed my perception about victims of Domestic violent abuse. Thanks
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course provides sobering data about the extent of DVA (domestic violence and abuse) in all societies. Voices of professionals, including academics, lawyers and front-line professionals, add insight to the issues at stake and guidance on how to respond to victims/survivors. Although some of the content is more tailored to those in these front-line roles (crisis agency staff and those working in healthcare and the public sector), the course has highlighted that it is important for all of us to be aware of the prevalence of DVA and to be ready to offer an appropriate response.
  • Anonymous
    I cannot believe hat in such a short duration of time, this course covers almost all major area that involves Domestic Violence in any form.

    The practical case studies of the victims definitely reflects the core of the issue on individual level to community and Global level .

    The Professional interviews video are so informative that one really feels confident about in and outs of the issue.

    Very well organised course. A must for anyone who wants to work in the relevant field or just for their own awareness of this nasty act that exists globally on multilevel .
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this course really very informative and essy to follow.
    I reslly liked the summary Quizzes inclided that test our knowledge as we progress through.
    All information is given in bitesized digestibke pieces and never felt overwhelming.
    Although a tough topic for sure, i completed this course feeling much more confident than when i started. Fantastic well done to all those who contributed to this course regarding content, aswell as my thought provoking fellow learners who left interesting comments.
    Thanks again!
  • Anonymous
    I am enjoying to complete the preliminary exam and course about supporting victims domestic violence.its helpful subject for all health worker . social worker are benefits on that subject.This topic was helpful for all ongoing learners on various subjects to study I was very thankful to future learn for giving opportunity to do this course.I got two course certificate from future learn.so I appeal to all new learners to do various subjects on this platform

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It has been a wonderful experience updating my knowledge on supporting victims of DVA. The use of amazing skills to identify victims and to gain their trust to be able to communicate freely for you to help them. Most Important things to put in place to help them escape from harm in the hands of their perpetrators. Also referral process is vital to tailor support for the victim.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoy the time space, the flexibility and simplicity of this course, it is indeed an educative interaction. What i really like about this course is how wide enough it delivered all aspect of the topic in a simplified and well explained manner, i really really enjoy my session.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It is important for volunteers & professionals working directly with families & individuals experiencing DV to feel empowered to help them. So often cases can be dropped because of “lack of evidence”. It can be situation where families feel utterly powerless.?
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I would recommend this course to anybody interested in the subject of Domestic Abuse.

    It is sensitively approached to interest professionals and people who may want to learn more about their own relationships and what help is available to them.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A very interesting course! In Italy we have a very low rate (12%) of VDA, but this is not enough, even if there's a new legal protocol, called "Codice Rosso" (Red Code), to help victims.

    I've learnt a lot of things: thank you very much.
  • Anonymous
    Thank you ,I really appreciate you guys for giving me a chance to upgrade my skills and mover future I learned a lot from your course, hoping others will also learn a lot from it and find it useful as much as I did,thank you so much future learn
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was very resourceful. I have got a lot of informations about prevalence of DVA in the world and the nature of DVA. In this course, I have learned about a lot of signs, that someone inexperienced could miss.
  • Anonymous
    Unfortunate circumstances forced a break in my completion of this course, but I eventually finished it and am glad that I returned to do so. Domestic Violence is such a tragic set of circumstances that come together, for whatever reason and inevitably...
  • Tara Cook

    Tara Cook completed this course.

    I am a pre-school room leader, the safeguard lead, the well being officer. I have been growing myself as a person and as a practitioner, this year I had my first hands on experiences of a DV case, it involved, religion, finances. Anyway I am passionate in this area as I am keen to help others, direct them, support them, if the case I have worked in saved a mother and a child then I feel I achieved a good piece of work. however I would like to use the knowledge and skills I now have to further my learning and development, and to support people in my community.
    The videos and knowledge from the staff and professionals that contributed to this course were clear and detailed throughout.
    Shame I didn't get a certificate.
  • Anonymous
    I found this course to very informative, despite be starting this course feeling as though I knew a lot. The course was extremely inclusive, particularly around gender and ethnicity which I have never seen before in DV training. The diversity and inclusive element was delivered with care and empathy, and I loved the fact that you involved people from all genders, and ethnicities.

    The reminders were welcome motivation, and did not overwhelm me at all. I have the variation of videos, text, activities and the interaction discussion boxes very helpful and engaging. Thank you for this course, I feel like everyone should do this, and I will be promoting it amongst my organisation.

    Thank you!
  • Anonymous
    I am not a medic or anything related to the medical field. My passion for gender equality and ending violence/abuse against women is what inspired me to take this course, and I can beat my chest proudly when I say it's been most productive and enlightening. The topics and discussions are structured such that they are easy to understand and comprehensive at the same time. This course is a great tool not just for practitioners in the spheres of medicine and social work, but for every person or volunteer like me who is ready to see a positive shift in the way women are treated in our world and is willing to act towards creating a safe world for women, and girls. Thank you FutureLearn.
  • Joy Marcus
    This was an excellent course. The topics covered, were very interesting and informative and the language used was grassroots friendly. This course has caused me to do some serious reflections not only on my personal life but also on the work I do: what are some of the barriers that affects my work performances, what are some of the areas that needs improving , what are some of the steps I need to take to to bring about the improvements etc. This was a very good experience and I have learnt a lot and intends to put what I have learnt into practice when giving support to victims of DVA. I will recommend this course to others . thank you for a great experience
  • Anonymous
    The course was extremely interesting particularly reading other peoples perception of Domestic Violence.

    The video's were very good and motivated me into wanting to see more and read more of the course.

    Completing the tests were great and due to the course being informative I absorbed more information to enable me to get the questions right.

    I currently work with service users that have experienced D.V do |I can now relate to some of the service users behaviors' and their reluctance to open up. Some of the questions to ask were extremely helpful and I will take this on board when dealing with sensitive situations.

    Thank you I highly recommend the course
  • Anonymous
    The course was extremely interesting particularly reading other peoples perception of Domestic Violence.

    The video's were very good and motivated me into wanting to see more and read more of the course.

    Completing the tests were great and due to the course being informative I absorbed more information to enable me to get the questions right.

    I currently work with service users that have experienced D.V do |I can now relate to some of the service users behaviors' and their reluctance to open up. Some of the questions to ask were extremely helpful and I will take this on board when dealing with sensitive situations.

    Thank you I highly recommend the course

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