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Lesson #02: Female victims. Domestic violence effects on women

Description

Material for a 1-hour lesson, part of the Domestic Violence Course within Advanced and Specialized training, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Summary

One of the most complex things to understand about domestic abuse is why the victim stays in an abusive situation. Abuse victims stay with and return to their partners for many reasons. All of these factors are not found in every case, but a combination of some of them is usually enough to keep the woman together with combination of some of them is usually enough to keep the woman together with her partner.

The goal of this lesson is to provide the participants with an overview of issues facing female victims of domestic violence. This will include a discussion about the psychological effects on the female victim.

At the end of this lesson, the students will be able to:

  1. Identify the eleven (11) Effects of Domestic Violence on women and explain how these have influenced law and police policy.
  2. Explain the helpful behaviours when talking to a victim of Domestic Violence.
  3. List and explain the unhelpful behaviours when talking to a victim of Domestic Violence.