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TEA TIME TALKS

This is a cycle of five short talks (15  minutes) around key subjects regarding domestic abuse followed by a Q&A session. 

THE FORMAT 

Tea Time Talks - 5 videos to cover the basics about domestic abuse

Format: 10-15 minute video follow by 15 Q&A. 

Time: 4:00 pm Mondays.

Starting date

First Cycle :     Monday, 4th May 

Second Cycle: Monday, 22nd June 

How to sign in: Send us an email to info@restoredrelationships.org stating your interest in participating. You´ll receive info on how to join the meeting before lunch time on the day of the talk. 

TOPICS

What is Domestic Abuse? - 1st cycle, 4th May - 2nd cycle, 22nd June

We will explore the current domestic abuse definition used by the UK government.  Special emphasis will be given to understanding coercive and controlling behaviour and how it is displayed in an intimate relationship.

How Can I Recognise the Signs? 1st cycle, 11th May - 2nd cycle, 29th June

It is not possible to have an exhaustive list of all the signs of domestic abuse. However, in this video, we will explore some of the key effects that abuse has on a victim and through this will get an insight into how power and control can play out in a relationship.

Why Does Domestic Abuse Happen? 1st cycle, 18th May - 2nd cycle, 6th July

We will visit the creation texts in the bible to explore why domestic abuse happens. We will also look at what are some contributing factors. 

Why Doesn't She Leave? 1st cycle, 1st June - 2nd cycle, 13th July

This is one of the key questions that pop into people's minds, particularly if they are not aware of the complexities of domestic abuse. In this session, we will explore some of the key barriers to leaving and will start to unpack how we can support a victim or survivor in this process.

How Can I Support Victims of Domestic Abuse? 1st cycle, 8th June - 2nd cycle, 20th July

When supporting someone who is in or has been in an abusive relationship it is important to be reminded that we are neither Jesus nor Sherlock Holmes. In this video we will explore how to offer support in a way that is healthy and helpful. We will emphasize how people in leadership positions within the church could do this more effectively.