The Complexity of Domestic Abuse 

The Complexity of Domestic Abuse

Level 2 – 1.5hr Online Workshop


Suffering from domestic abuse may be just one of many challenges that a victim is facing.

This workshop explores both the manifestation of domestic abuse in terms of trauma and psychological torture but also explores different needs, vulnerabilities and barriers that both victims and perpetrators face which complicate the picture.  These prevent any sustainable changes in their circumstances, and include Gender, Age, Mental Health, Substance Misuse as well as Unemployment – part of Alpha Vesta’s ‘Big 12’ Complexity Areas.

Different Ethnicities and LGBT communities also form part of the discussion in order to understand better the challenges that complicate domestic abuse.  These complexity areas often facilitate the cycle of abuse further.   Recognising the signs, fostering a non-judgemental and trauma-informed approach are all explored.

The session is designed for attendees to never question why someone ‘doesn’t just leave’ an abusive relationship.

This course is designed for anyone living and working within and across the community .  We recommend that Level 1 is completed prior to attending our Core sessions and we also suggest that our Core sessions are completed in order from one to four if building towards our Advanced level 4.

Ticket Options:

  • General Admission (Free) All attendees are requested to register individually to ensure attendance is recorded for those working towards one of our CPD accreditations and to ensure receipt of the supporting handbook after the session.

Aims and objectives:

  • To continue to build understanding around ‘Domestic Abuse’​
  • To explore and understand the Alpha Vesta Big 12 complexity areas that interact with Domestic Abuse
  • To understand the importance of professional curiosity​


Online via Zoom

Contact Us

CPD Provider
Lottery Community Fund
brentwood Chamber
Essex Partnership
Police, fire and crime commissioner for essex
Essex Community Foundation

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