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Course Introduction

Coercive Control introduction by course author, Mark Walters.

Welcome to CQUniversity’s Coercive Control online short course.

This short course is built on contemporary practice knowledge and research, and provides you with the latest information about coercive control. Completing this short course will increase the likelihood that your risk assessment and screening questions will better reflect the lived experience of victims of intimate partner violence.

By developing a deeper understanding of the perpetrator’s patterns of violence you will build on your existing practice and knowledge about how to assess risk with the perpetrators who use this form of violence while maintaining an unrelenting focus on the safety of the victim/survivor.

Course Author

Mark Walters ASSOCIATE LECTURER Bachelor of Psychological Science – Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Mark’s work in behavioural change spans 30 years in which he has delivered front line interventions in the form of client counselling, behavioural change programs, professional development and training. Mark has been the principal trainer in the use of the Domestic and Family Violence Common Risk and Safety Framework, contributing to the professional development of the High-Risk Teams in Queensland. He has served as a Board Member on the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board that works with the Coroner to make recommendations to Government on improving service provision for those who have died as a result of domestic and family violence.

⚠️ Content warning ⚠️

This course contains delicate material that may be triggering for some learners. We encourage you to be mindful of your own limits and take regular breaks. Before you commence it may be helpful to find out what support services are available to you in your area and how they can be accessed.

Whilst we will, at times, encourage you to engage in discussion with peers in the comments feed, we also urge all learners to avoid disclosure of any personal information to ensure confidentiality and privacy are protected. We also encourage respectful dialogue with your fellow learners and educators.

Here at CQU, we respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and learn and pay respect to all First Nations Peoples and their Elders, past, present and future.

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