Coercive Control Seminar

05 March 2014

We are holding a seminar entitled “Coercive Control & the Leaving Process – Understanding Domestic Abuse”.  This will take place on Wednesday 2nd April in Portree Community Centre from 1.00pm – 4.00pm, with registration from 12.30 and also  Thursday 3rd April in Inshes Church, Inverness from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  Please note that registration is from 9.30am. 

Tea, coffee and pastries will be available.

 We are delighted that the seminar will be facilitated by Nel Whiting from Scottish Women’s Aid.

 Outcomes for the Seminar

  • Understand domestic abuse as a course of coercive and controlling conduct which produces compliance in the victimised partner through fear and the creation of a sense of entrapment
  • Appreciate the impact of domestic abuse on those who experience it and how it affects their behaviour and choices
  • Understand the main issues of providing a sensitive and appropriate service to women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse

Nel Whiting is a Learning & Development Worker with Scottish Women’s Aid, where she has worked since September 2003.  Her role takes her throughout Scotland providing learning opportunities to a range of professionals in the voluntary and statutory sector.  She also teaches on the Queen Margaret University ‘Gender Justice’ module.  Her previous employment includes work in Racial Equality Councils in Scotland and her native Wales.  She is author of “What Can Contemporary Gender Theory Contribute to An Understanding of Abuse in Same Sex Relationships?” which was published in the Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies 2008, Asking About Abuse: Routine Enquiry of Domestic Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse Training Pack (with Cosgrove & Beavon) which was published by the Scottish Government Health Directorate in 2011 and “Effecting Operational Change Through Training: Challenges and Approaches” in N.Lombard and L. McMillan (eds.) (forthcoming, 2012) Research Highlights in Social Work: Violence Against Women, Jessica Kingsley Publications.

 If you would like to attend the Seminar please email or contact Claire on 01349 862689.