The Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership in collaboration with the Western Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership are hosting a half day seminar that seeks to increase understanding of coercive control for practitioners.
The seminar entitled I don’t know how I got here! addresses the context and impact of coercive control in domestic and sexual abuse. Facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced practitioners working in the field of domestic and sexual violence. The seminar offers perspectives on how a relationship underpinned by coercive control strategies adversely affects victims and survivor’s health, well-being and autonomy.
The seminar is aimed at policy influencers and practitioners and seeks to:
- consider what do we mean by coercive control
- explore how practitioners can understand impact and identify indicators
- consider the context of coercive control for risk assessment, safety planning and action for all including the victim/survivors and those seeking to support them.
- explore the implications of different perspectives of coercive control behaviour on help-seeking
- provide an update on the introduction of coercive control legislation in Northern Ireland.
The seminar will take place on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at The Tara Centre, 11 Holmview Avenue, Omagh BT79 0AH commencing with registration at 9.30am and concluding with a light lunch at 1.00pm. There is very limited parking at the back of the Tara Centre. Other car parks within walking distance include Drumragh Avenue, Campsie Road and Market Place.
To book your place please contact Paula Sheerin, Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP
T: 0300 303 1777 ext. 21629
Places are limited, and early booking is advisable, please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.