Domestic Abuse - A Trauma Perspective


• An introduction to the neurodevelopmental impact of trauma and its implications for survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse. Including PTSD and fight, flight, freeze • The historical context of domestic abuse including Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) • The impact on staff and organisations working with survivors of abuse including trauma informed and trauma organised systems and secondary trauma • Top tips - Based on your increased understanding of trauma what are the best ways of interacting and intervening with survivors of domestic abuse

Teaching Methods

There is a fair amount of course material provided which will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. Group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from practice.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart.

Group Size

Maximum group size 30, minimum of 6.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day has been specifically created for staff at all levels of any organisation working directly with survivors and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
It is expected that attendees may have a range of training and expertise on domestic abuse and will be aware of policies relevant to their organisation and role.

Main benefits

An understanding of the embedded impact of trauma on survivors and children who have experienced domestic abuse and how this will impact ongoingly on many aspects of their lives. Such an understanding will allow staff to better respond to all service users and create appropriate interventions.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

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