Lived experience of domestic abuse – 24 October 2018 – Brighton Resilience Forum

Lived experience of domestic abuse – 24 October 2018 – Brighton Resilience Forum

Topic:  Thriving against the odds: lived experience of domestic abuse – Jessica Andrea Hermosilla Magana and Jo Tompkins

Resources: The slides from this forum will be available for download soon

Session Summary:  This Resilience Forum will include a description of domestic abuse from a perspective of lived experience. It will challenge myths and assumptions, explore the impact on us, and highlight barriers in accessing support and services. Jessica and Jo will describe their experiences of resilience, what they needed (enablers), the gaps, and what contributed to building their own resilience. Finally, they will suggest some recommendations for effective support for those who have experienced domestic abuse. Throughout the presentation, Jessica and Jo will underpin their talk with direct reference to the Boingboing Resilience Framework.

Biography:  Jessica and Jo are both members of the Big Lottery Community Project, an asset based community project at RISE (external link) (Refuge, Information, Support and Education), Brighton. They are also Domestic Abuse Community Ambassadors. They are working independently and together to transform the experience of those experiencing domestic abuse and to raise awareness of domestic abuse in the wider community. Jo and Jessica are interested in the concept of resilience and how this applies to their work and lives.

Who might be most interested:  Academics, practitioners, researchers, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, public sector workers, young people, service users and people with lived experience of mental health problems.

Further Reading:  You can read more about the charity RISE here (external link).

This event took place on Wednesday 24 October 2018.


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