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This series of five short talks tackles key questions around the issue of domestic abuse. At the end of each talk, there is an opportunity to ask questions. We repeat the series during the year; you can join the cycle at any point and can always catch up on any missed talks next time round.

Tea

Our next cycle runs for five Mondays from the 11th of January to the 8th of February

TOPICS

What is Domestic Abuse?

We explore the current domestic abuse definition used by the UK government. Special emphasis will be given to understanding coercive and controlling behaviour and how it is displayed in an intimate relationship.

How Can I Recognise the Signs?

It's not possible to create an exhaustive list of the signs of domestic abuse. However, in this video, we explore some of the key effects that abuse has on a victim and through this get an insight into how power and control can play out in a relationship.

Why Does Domestic Abuse Happen?

We visit the creation texts in the Bible to explore why domestic abuse happens as well as looking at some common contributing factors.

Why Doesn't She Leave?

This is one of the key questions people ask, particularly if they are not aware of the complexities of domestic abuse. In this session, we explore some of the key barriers to leaving and start to unpack how we can support a victim or survivor in this process.

How Can I Support Victims of Domestic Abuse?

When supporting someone who is in or has been in an abusive relationship it is important to be remember that we are neither Jesus nor Sherlock Holmes. In this video we explore how to offer appropriate support in a way that is healthy and helpful. We particularly consider how people in leadership positions within the church can do this effectively.