Welcome to this course on how to Provide support to victims of domestic violence.
This course is made up of four units, as well as several formative activities.
Unit 1 provides a context for domestic violence in South Africa, looking at the socio-political context, the cycle of violence model and the broad consequences of domestic violence.
Unit 2 defines domestic violence and the different types of abuse, explains how it impacts on the individual, the family (including the children) and society and explores the legal support for survivors wanting to break free from the abuse cycle.
Unit 3 focuses on the primary, secondary and tertiary support programmes for survivors. It also discusses the emotional and psychological journey that survivors go through when stepping out of the cycle of abuse.
Unit 4 focuses on the perpetrators – understanding their key characteristics and looking at the programmes that can support perpetrators to enter their own healing journey so they are free from perpetuating domestic violence and abuse.
Our team of instructors support you through every step of your learning journey.