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Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

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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 will address the role of gender in domestic violence and learn to recognise the various forms of violence and abuse. You will reflect on the impact of domestic violence and understand your responsibilities as a health or social care worker. By completing this course, you will have gained the confidence to help support domestic violence victims and survivors.

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

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Parveen Ali

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence Based on 37 reviews

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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.
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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.?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really liked this course. It was clear, accurate and easy to follow. Still, it also provided some interesting discussions about complicated topics.

I speacially enjoyed the part where terms as concepts were clarified. As their meaning tend to to vary depending on the author, book or even country legislation, I found that part very enlightening. I also enjoyed the part about opening a conversation about DVA and developing strategies.

In general, I have really enjoyed this course. Thank you.
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Anonymous
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I found the course very well presented with lots of information, statistics and personal insights of various professionals. I think this course is designed to raise awareness of DVA and to give social workers, nurses, doctors, but also the broader public tools to respond and help victims efficiently. By completing this course I learned how complex and wide spread the issue of DVA is around the world and that it is present throughout many levels of society.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting course with some good materials and links to assist in maintaining knowledge and understanding regarding the issues faced in this field. Of note are the stats and the points of how to spot such issues with an individual and wider look at other impact factors towards the domain of domestic violence. Some input is also provided on the support structures and interesting videos in place as well from real life parties involved in the subject area.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I support survivor's of Rape and sexual abuse which can often lead to DVA and lead them into abusive relationships.

This course was very informative and the articles written about the subject was very educational and the video's were also very good. Showing us how the Police can help, Social services and a GP.

I would really recommend this course for professionals/volunteers who work with people who need our support, as it is so helpful.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course it was very informative.

I now have tools and a better understanding of how to approach and speak to someone who I feel is going through DVA.

I have knowledge of the signs to look for in a victim or child Of the victim

I learned about putting a safety package together

I am going to collate information from my local area of services to support and help victims of DVA so that it is available for future use
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed both the information the course gave on the topic of domestic violence and taking part in the discussions with other participants. There is a lot of information here but I feel the course offered this in a way that wasn't overwhelming and easy to enjoy. I especially like the course because I do feel like I am walking away with skills and knowledge I can actually use.

Thank you to all involved.
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Udoka O
Udoka completed this course.
I really learnt a lot from the educators, DVA is a global issue yet most of us know so little about it, I can safely say I am the better for it after taking this course. I am better informed to support and assist persons in my community to seek help on DVA. I am better informed about the signs of DVA. I am really glad I took this course.

Thanks once more to the educators. You guys rock.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I thank my teacher and the University of Sheffield Via FutureLearn for giving me this opportunity to learn more knowledge about DVA and IPV. I came to realize that many women outside there are abused but they cannot report because of their partner who threaten them. I'm very impress with the lectures and the video which i watch. It gave me the whole picture of the whole situation.
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Sherry completed this course.
Ty for this course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot esp. through my fellow student responses. As a Registered Nurse non-practicing with many years in the field of psychiatry, this course helped me recognize my own strengths and weaknesses regarding effective communication and treatment of patients/'clients in a very complex and critical social issue.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I work in a dva organisation as an admin assistant but wanted to learn more as I do come into contact with service users.

I found the course very informative, on a global as well as local, scale. I appreciated the statistics & explaining how misogyny on a large scale is a huge driving factor in dva.

Lots of information but well paced & laid out. Thank you.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
If you have no experience or knowledge of domestic violence then this course is perfect for you. However, this course was aimed at front line workers, most of whom will have come across domestic violence before. Whilst the course showed some interesting statistics I don't fell like I learned anything drastically new or revolutionary.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Explained in a very systematic and organized way. Even for the people that didn't have in their working experience or daily life such situations or weren't familiar with this issue before, is quite easy to understand.

It will help me definitely to improve my skills and knowledge related to this important subject.

thanks.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I absolutely loved that we had the option of discussion with others and to leave our own comments. The videos and professional accounts were absolutely invaluable in helping us develop further and prepare further to work with this vulnerable population, and has contributed significantly to my own frame of reference. Thank you!
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