DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 101

Domestic Violence 101 Advocacy Sessions

Week One

UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: POWER & CONTROL

Objectives:                   To understand what domestic violence really means

                                   To learn the different types of domestic violence

                                   Why some people are abusive

                                   How abusers gain control

Week Two

WHY DO WOMEN STAY IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS?

Objectives:                   To understand the complex answer to a simple question

                                   To understand the safety issues involved in leaving

                                   Develop a Safety Plan

                                   To understand the societal pressures

                                   To explore personal reasons for staying in an abusive
                                   relationships

Week Three

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & THE EFFECTS ON CHILDREN

Objectives:                   To understand that children are the silent victims

                                   To understand that children are affected emotionally,                                         behaviorally, socially, & physically

                                   To understand children are learning to be victims and                                       batterers; the cycle will continue

                                   To learn to help children develop coping skill

Week Four

WHEN LOVING YOU IS HURTING ME

Objectives:                   To understand what are “red flags”

                                   To understand that battering is a learned behavior

                                   To learn that victims are not to blame

                                   Ways to avoid becoming involved with an abusive                                             partner

Week Five

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Objectives:                   To learn what makes a healthy relationship

                                   To learn that healthy relationship start by loving                                                yourself

                                   To learn about different types of love

                                   To learn how to avoid going from one abusive                                                   relationship to another

Week Six

PERSONAL BOUNDARIES

Objectives:                    Learn the definition of boundary

                                    Learn the different types of boundaries

                                    Learn how boundaries are violated in unhealthy                                                relationships

                                    Learn how to set limits and build good boundaries

NOTE: This is a 6-Week Course and you will receive Certification upon completion of the Course. You will receive an email confirming your registration once you click Submit.