The specific learning outcomes are:
- To increase understanding about how and why perpetrators abuse animals to coerce and control human victim-survivors of domestic abuse
- To raise awareness about the implications of animal abuse in the context of domestic abuse for all victim-survivors – adults, children and animals
- To promote the importance of considering animals in the safety plans of families escaping domestic abuse and provide professionals with practical tools and resources to do this
This training session is designed to appeal to individuals working with victim-survivors of domestic abuse and builds on their existing knowledge of the dynamics of domestic abuse.
The training session is 2.5 hours delivered via Zoom. The session will be as interactive as possible using a range of resources to appeal to participants’ varying learning styles. There will be a 30-minute Q&A at the end of the session too.
Participants will receive training materials and resources following the session.