Working with Male Victims of Domestic Violence Training

One-day training course for frontline workers

Aims of the training:

  • To provide knowledge about the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women’s experiences.
  • To gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims.
  • To be able to use these skills and knowledge, supported by the Respect Toolkit for work with male victims, in the participant’s workplace.
  • To provide information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men.
  • To identify how gender is related to domestic violence.
  • To identify specific experiences and difficulties faced by specific groups of male victims such as gay men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds.
  • To develop understanding of categories of men who present as victims.
  • To learn to differentiate between male victims and other men who may present as victims.

Target audience:

  • Practitioners working in specialist domestic violence services who are expanding their service to respond to male victims.
  • Practitioners working in generic services such as health and social services who may come across victims of domestic violence and want to improve how they respond.
  • Practitioners who are considering developing a service for male victims.
  • Practitioners who work specifically with men in contexts where they may disclose experiences of violence, such as mental health, substance misuse, relationship counselling.

Participants will get a copy of the ‘Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence’ publication.

Information about training dates:

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We can offer the same course to organisations that want it delivered at a venue of their choice. Please contact for more information.

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