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Understanding Systemic Coercive Control

Becoming Response-able in Family Violence Work

This course is for anyone responding in the context of family violence. It will build on reflective practice by bringing more awareness to our mahi. You will deepen your understanding of family violence as a social problem and the importance of our responses.

About the Course

ECLIPSE's Understanding Systemic Coercive Control: Becoming

Response-able in Family Violence Work course is practice-based.

It translates core family violence concepts such as social entrapment

theory, the wider pattern of coercive control, and systems abuse into

a guide for your practice. To enable safe and dignified responses that

mitigate against harmful responses, i.e., Becoming Response-able. 

Through attending this course you'll:

  • Develop a solid understanding of what harmful responses are in the context of family violence.

  • Understand the practice of Social Entrapment theory, coercive control and systemic abuse.

  • Develop insight into identifying the Predominant Aggressor and the Primary Victim.

  • Understand institutional systems abuse and how to mitigate against perpetrator exploitation.

  • Learn about benefits of reflective and collaborative practices that safeguard against harmful response.

ECLIPSE training courses align with the principles of Te Aorerekura: National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

Course Length: 2.5 hours

Course Cost:

$85+GST (online)

Your Facilitator

Jacki Rowles

Jacki's lived experience of being raised in a violent country, fraught with racism and sexism, entrenched in her home by a patriarchal-dominant father led to her work in family violence. Since 2007, she has worked with women and children, providing counselling, group programme facilitation, assessments and individual programmes for both predominant aggressors and primary victims of violence.


Jacki is passionate about improving social responses to family violence. As a doctoral student at Massey University, her research focuses on understanding support services responses in the context of family violence. She feels driven by a responsibility to all the women who privileged her with their stories of lived experiences of harmful responses. She is motivated to offer insights and awareness into how we, as support workers, can become "Response-able" when responding to those impacted by family violence, which is the primary focus of the education she provides.

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Upcoming Course Dates

12 June 2024

10:00am - 12:30pm

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