Supporting Clients with Dementia in Domestic Abuse Situations

IDAS has created this training session which draws on the groundbreaking research from Dewis Choice Initiative at Aberystwyth University, “Domestic abuse and the co-existence of dementia”. Dewis Choice Initiative have peer reviewed this training, which aims to help learners understand how to support older people who may be victims of domestic abuse, who also have dementia.

This course is an excellent follow up for our training, Supporting Victims of Elder Abuse.

This course includes:

  • The definition and legislation around domestic abuse
  • The symptoms and effects of dementia
  • How dementia can impact the experiences of domestic abuse victims
  • How to support people with dementia in order to help them disclose and seek support for domestic abuse
  • Safety planning and safeguarding considerations for victims with dementia.

The course costs £35 and you will have the option to pay using a Debit or Credit card after registering. If you wish to pay by invoice, please contact us directly at training@idas.org.uk

Our training events are usually heavily oversubscribed. If there are no places left for this training session, please email us at the above address and we will let you know when new dates become available.

Supporting Victims of Elder Abuse – Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022

In Support of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we have created a training course to explore how domestic abuse can affect older victims. Through an interactive programme you will begin to understand the additional complexities for older victims including the dynamics of abuse, the relationship with the abuser (who may be an adult child) and barriers in accessing support. 

Upon completion of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand why older victims are often regarded as “hidden victims” 
  • Understand the challenges when working with older victims and become confident in addressing those challenges 
  • Have increased confidence in supporting victims by offering safety advice and referrals to specialist services 
  • Have the tools to ensure you are able to be professionally curious when engaging with older people.  

The course costs £45 and you will have the option to pay using a Debit or Credit card after registering. If you wish to pay by invoice, please contact us directly at training@idas.org.uk

Our training events are usually heavily oversubscribed. If there are no places left for this training session, please email us at the above address and we will let you know when new dates
become available.

LIVE, ONLINE SESSION – Older People and Domestic Abuse (Sheffield workers)

This course covers:

  • Older people as hidden victims
  • The issues and effects of domestic abuse on older people
  • The complexities older people may experience in abusive situations
  • The challenges of working with an older group of victims and the importance of adopting a tailored approach
  • Sheffield Pathways for referring to domestic abuse services
  • What domestic abuse services exist in Sheffield, and how they can help.

LIVE, ONLINE SESSION – Older People and Domestic Abuse (Sheffield workers)

This course covers:

  • Older people as hidden victims.
  • The issues and effects of domestic abuse (DA) on older people.
  • The complexities older people may experience in abusive situations.
  • The challenges of working with an older group of victims and adopting a tailored approach.
  • Sheffield Pathways for referring to DA services.
  • What DA Services exist in Sheffield.

Systems of Abuse: Honour Based Abuse, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (Sheffield workers)

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Course outcomes:

  • Understand the definition, prevalence  and indicators of honour based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Understand how to respond to a victim (or potential victim)  in order to protect them
  • Have a raised awareness of the safeguarding issues associated with forced marriage and honour based violence
  • Familiarise yourself with legislation and child protection procedures.

The course will run from 9:30am – 4 pm. The timings for this course include a half hour lunch break.

Note: This is a face-to-face course at Scotia Works, Sheffield, and attendees are limited to 15.

LIVE, ONLINE SESSION – Older People and Domestic Abuse (Sheffield workers)

This course covers:

  • Older people as hidden victims.
  • The issues and effects of domestic abuse (DA) on older people.
  • The complexities older people may experience in abusive situations.
  • The challenges of working with an older group of victims and adopting a tailored approach.
  • Sheffield Pathways for referring to DA services.
  • What DA Services exist in Sheffield.