VictimFocus Academy Online Course - Trauma, Abuse and Gender Roles
Approximately 15-20 hours of learning at your own pace
How do the social gender roles prescribed to us all change the way people perceive our trauma and abuse? How is the abuse of women seen as different from the abuse of men? This course takes a look at the way men and boys, and women and girls will receive different responses and support with their trauma and abuse experiences purely based on social norms and gender role stereotypes.
- To learn about the theories of gender role socialisation and gender stereotypes that affect the perception of victims of abuse and trauma
- To explore research evidence and study findings about the way men and boys are perceived as victims of sexual and domestic abuse versus the way women and girls are perceived
- To take a frank look at the way gender roles change the mental health and trauma support given to men and women (and boys and girls) - and how we can combat the sexism in our trauma and abuse services
Anyone with an interest in exploring the way gender roles and stereotypes of men and women change the way we respond to them and help them when they are subjected to sexual violence. Members of the public, professionals and volunteers are welcome.