Therapeutic Approaches to reduce harmful effects on Children & Young People of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse - Virtual Seminar

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Tuesday 15 September 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

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Key Learning Points:

  • Increase your knowledge on the current definitions of DVA and appreciate the range of controlling and coercive behaviours - psychological, physical, sexual and financial
  • Understand the contexts that are associated with higher rates of DVA – e.g. culture, immigration status, disability, social exclusion, honour killing
  • Appreciate the way high levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences can be associated with later mental ill health, problematic alcohol and drug use, interpersonal or self-directed violence, which are characteristic of abusive partners
  • Learn from the longitudinal research on history of sexual and physical abuse in mothers, demonstrating increasing risk of Interpersonal Violence in relationships, a climate of family violence, harsh parenting and the pathway to the harmful effects on children’s mental health and developments at differing stages of development
  • Familiarise yourself with the principles of Trauma Informed Care as applied to DVA and the reduction of harmful effects of DVA, a seven-stage approach to working with children and families, including facilitating disclosure of DVA
  • Learn how to undertake an initial assessment of the risk of harm utilising the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment, and Honour Based Violence (DASH) Risk Checklist tool. Identifying risk factors, who is at risk, what level of intervention is required, and safety planning
  • Learn how to develop goals for working with children and parents, utilising the Hope for Children and Families Intervention

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Carla Thomas & Arnon Bentovim

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