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Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
SECTION FIVE - COMMON MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES

Below are some common myths and stereotypes for you to consider 

‘Domestic abuse only happens in certain communities’

Incorrect – domestic abuse can happen to anyone

‘He says he’ll change and I believe him’

WAITS’ experience shows this doesn’t happen. An abuser will typically apologise (even buy flowers and gifts) and behave reasonably for a few days or even weeks or months, but then he’ll become abusive once more and the cycle begins again

‘Marriages can be hard, and everyone has their ups and downs’

This is certainly true, but domestic abuse is a serious crime and must be treated as such

‘It’s not his fault, he drank too much and lashed out’

There is NO excuse for domestic abuse, whether the person is drunk, has used drugs, is stressed at work or is frustrated that his football team lost a match

‘Things can’t be that bad otherwise she would leave’

As we explained earlier, it isn’t always possible for a victim to leave until the time is right. She could be reliant on her abuser financially, forced to stay by her family or trying to keep her family unit together 

END OF COURSE RECAP QUIZ

Take the quiz below to test your understanding of this section of the course. You can restart the quiz any number of times.

PLEASE ONLY PROCEED TO THE NEXT SECTION ONCE YOU HAVE ACHEIVED A 4/4 SCORE

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END OF COURSE RECAP QUIZ

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Sexual abuse also includes non-physical acts such as sending obscene messages, encouraging inappropriate online conversations and sharing pornographic materials, true or false?

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Help is available 24/7 from the police and the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, true or false?

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You receive an email reply from a client you suspect may be being abused and the style is not their typical one. What could this mean?

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You should advise anyone in immediate danger to do what?

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