Updated - Understanding Perpetrators


Perpetrators are the key agents of Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA), and are entirely accountable for all their behaviours. There is no specific profile that can describe them, as they come from every calibre, level and group of society. But they exhibit patterns of behaviour characterised by the exercise of control & the misuse of power over others – usually women and children.

Perpetrating DVA is generally a chronic problem, hence working with perpetrators is only effective where a perpetrator is absolutely willing to change, shows a good level of motivation, and is wholeheartedly committed to undergo transformative work. Crucially, he needs to take full responsibility for all his actions.

The aim of this national training day is to provide in depth understanding on the multi-layered aspects of the perpetration of DVA, as well as provide direction on how to effectively work with perpetrators, considering the enormous challenges they present to adult & child survivors, as well as to DVA  services and criminal justice systems.

Date: Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Registration at 9.30am.

Venue: The Signing Tree Conference Centre, Ladywood Road, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B16 8SZ

Cost: £77.00 per delegate, inclusive of educational materials. REGISTER ONLINE or call 01212317465 for offline payments.

Trainers: Kudakwashe Nyakudya – Consultant on DVA & Founder of Kahrmel Wellness; & DAMIAN CARNELL – Trainer On Working With Perpetrators & Director Of End Gendered Abuse.

This training is especially suitable for  statutory service workers, academics, survivors of DVA, politicians, other professionals who work with victims & perpetrators of DVA, multi-faith leaders, & members of multi-faith communities.


  1. Behavioural Patterns & Traits Of Perpetrators
  2. Multi-Dimensional Impact Of Domestic Violence & Abuse
  3. Perpetrators In Positions Of Faith Leadership
  4. Post-separation DVA & Faith
  5. Importance Of Safety & Restoration Of Adult & Child Victims / Survivors
  6. Targeting To Reverse Generational Transfer Of Abusive Behaviour

Please note: no refunds are available for cancellations made within 3 weeks to an event date.



Also see:

Working With Perpetrators

Attacking the root cause of DVA …

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