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Definition - Ups and Downs - what helps and what hinders women leaving an abusive relationship is a board game, based on traditional Snakes and Ladders, designed for use in training workshops about adult domestic/intimate partner violence.
“Why doesn’t she just leave?” is one of the questions that people ask about victims of domestic/intimate partner violence. Ups and Downs engages participants in learning through the medium of a game that is designed to help them understand what helps and what hinders women leaving an abusive relationship. Each case contains a set of boards, counters and dice for up to 25 participants (5 per board).
The DVD is a dramatised documentary that includes information about domestic violence and mental illness. The DVD will help you identify women who have been affected/driven mad by domestic violence, ask the right questions and respond constructively to women who come to you for help. These women can then begin to understand the cause of their distress.
The teaching guide includes: Information on how to run a teaching session, a CD with teaching handouts (each issue mentioned in the dramatisation is addressed in the hand-outs), a basic Powerpoint presentation on the core issues.