Sometimes it can be difficult to talk asbout violence, but also hard to start talking about experiences of violence, whether the person has been exposed by a partner, a close relative or staff.
It can be easier to start the conversation, both as abused and as a supporter using a communication tool.
The Talk About Violence with pictures (ACC1) as a tool adapted to be used by a supporter who knows that the person she/he talks to, has experience of violence.
It may be volunteer/staff at women shelters or those working with support for abused people as. Police, Prosecutor, Social Security Officer, Women's Coordinator or Assistance Officer in a Municipality.
The material has been inspired by Pict-O-Stat, a survey tool developed by Neonova and the Booklet of violence developed within the framework of the Arvsfonden project Development Center Dubbelt Utsatt at Bräcke Diakoni.
The picto pictures are produced by SPSM. How to use these images can read about here.
1 Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.
To swap pictures in "Talk about violence with pictures"
Those who choose to use the PowerPoint version can switch pict-images if needed and then print your own version.
You right-click on the image you want to replace
Select "Change image" in the menu
Then go to the folder where you have the image you want to have instead and select it.
Then the picture becomes as big as the others and ends up in the right place.
Kerstin Kristensen was presenting Talk about violence - ACC at the Disability Matters-conference in Dunedin, New Zeeland the 29th of November 2017.
It was about the CRPD and the need to talk about experience of violence.
You can take part of the presenation here: Download.