This space is for professionals who work with high-harm, high-risk perpetrators. We will share briefings, webinars, and other information about working with this cohort.
If you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adjusting to COVID-19: advice from Drive service providers (updated Jan 21)
- Accommodation and perpetrators
- WWP guidelines for working with perpetrators currently enrolled in programs during the COVID-19 crisis
- Survey: services working with perpetrators of domestic abuse during Covid-19 lockdown. Findings report.
- Survey of those who use abusive behaviour in relationships: experience of Covid-19 lockdown. Findings report.
Webinar series: Practical tools for frontline practitioners
This series is for frontline practitioners coming into contact with perpetrators of domestic abuse. It may be relevant to those working for a specialist service, as well as social workers, family workers, substance misuse workers, mental health practitioners or probation officers. We hope to increase practitioners’ confidence when working with perpetrators of domestic abuse, through offering practical resources and to promoting safe working.
This webinar focuses on how to structure your session and consider the domestic abuse dynamic and explores when couples work can be ok.
Handouts to accompany the webinar:
- Perpetrator typologies
- Check in/check out guidance
- Check out sheet
- Sessional agreement
- When can couples work be ok
- Understand intersectionality with the SafeLives Spotlight Series
- Understand the DASH checklist
- More about Marac
- The Parental Relationship Spectrum
Can denial give us an opportunity to explore someone’s beliefs? Together with Luke Kendall – Expert Advisor at Drive – we look at motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy approaches and examine how these can be used in practice.
Handouts to accompany the webinar:
- Cycle of change
- Video: Russell Williams confession, Pt. 1
- Video: Russell Williams confession, Pt. 2
- Video: Russell Williams confession, Pt. 3
- Video: Russell Williams confession, Pt. 4
- Pre-contemplation questionnaire guidance
- Motivational assessment
- Motivational assessment scoring key
- Help and support inventory
- Motivational scaling questions
- Questions for couples who are together
- Questions for couples who are separated
Time Out is the cornerstone of perpetrator safety planning. When done thoroughly and with the whole family in mind, this can be an effective and useful tool. With guest, Emily Alison – Behavioural Consultant Psychologist, we look at best practise when conducting time out sessions and leave you with handouts and tools to take into your work.
There are several handouts to accompany this webinar:
Often incidents of abuse can be skirted over and any learning or insight can be lost. When slowed down and analysed with our service users, storyboarding an incident of abuse can be a valuable opportunity to build understanding and self-reflection.
Handouts to accompany this webinar:
5) The Pit
Building on previous webinars, the Pit is a highly useful tool to challenge minimisation, denial and blame directly. It will leave your service user with a long-lasting, powerful visual that can be referenced in many ways in future work.
Handouts to accompany this webinar:
In the final webinar of our frontline practitioner series we will discuss a tool to help examine the benefits vs the consequences of using abusive behaviour with your service user.
Webinar series: domestic abuse and perpetrators of abuse
In this short webinar, professionals discuss their work with perpetrators of domestic abuse who have been using substances during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The webinar was developed jointly by the Cranstoun and Drive team to provide information on their COVID-19 response and to offer guidance for professionals, particularly around keeping service users motivated and engaged while dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 and lockdown.
This webinar will offer guidance on domestic abuse risks during COVID-19. This will include: highlighting research developments around risk and risk management, supporting professionals to identify risk factors in the context of abusive behaviour, and offering links to resources and support from Respect and Drive’s webchat for professionals.
Drawing on research and practice experience, this webinar provides an introduction on how agencies can work together to develop plans for disrupting abuse, including examples of actions that have been used during the COVID-19 lockdown and as lockdown eases.
This webinar looks at the mental health of perpetrators of domestic abuse during COVID-19, with a focus on risk and risk management as lockdown eases.
Additional resource: Mental health toolkit
This webinar aims to raise awareness of coercive control as well as looking at the following: the legislation and what evidence is required for conviction, an understanding of the stages of coercion and control (Professor Liz Kelly), the most recent available statistics, the 8 Stage Homicide Timeline (Dr. Jane Monckton Smith), and the impact of coercive control on children.
This webinar looks at what a DVPN/O and SPO is, how they are accessed, what the benefits are of using them and reflects on some 2019 research completed by Victim Support.
This webinar will help you understand more about prisoner releases and risk management of prisoners who pose a domestic abuse risk. Led by Luke Kendall, Practice Advisor at Drive, and Lucy Edwards, who manages the Pathways to Change Programme for men being released from local Prisons to Sussex.
Ellie Fox, a Forensic Psychologist, introduces case formulation, a hypothesis about the nature and cause of somebody’s harmful behaviour, and the 5Ps, a framework for working this out.
Informed by engagement with academics, research and training in the field of suicide prevention, Luke Kendall, Drive Practice Advisor and Dr (h.c.) Viv Bickham MBE have created this webinar and corresponding guidance document for practitioners who are supporting clients experiencing suicidal ideation.
|This webinar looks at domestic abuse typologies and perpetrator typologies, discussing what they are and ways they can influence our work. The webinar looks at a case study from the Boys to Men Project to consider how the typologies might apply.
|Following on from part 1, this webinar looks into the use of typologies with Professor David Gadd, a Professor of Criminology at the University of Manchester.
|The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), otherwise known as Clare’s Law, has been in place since 2014. Dr Kat Hadjimatheou, lecturer in criminology at the University of Essex, joins us to discuss the findings of her recent study which shine a light on the effectiveness of this scheme.
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