This programme will be of particular interest to those individuals whose work may bring them into contact with victims of Domestic Abuse. Domestic abuse occurs in every culture, country, and age group affecting individuals from all socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds. It affects both women and men and occurs within heterosexual and lesbian, gay and bisexual or transgender relationships. However it is acknowledged, from evidence both nationally and internationally, that the majority of victims are women. Domestic abuse will also affect children even if they are not abused or do not witness it directly. Domestic abuse can present in the form of Elder Abuse where the older person is abused by a significant individual such as their spouse, children, relatives or carer. It is also recognized that it occurs within vulnerable groups such as those with an intellectual and/or physical disability where the abuser may be a carer, partner or relative.
Course Fee: €700.00