Domestic Abuse - Impact on Children & Young People
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Target Group / Level
This course is targeted to professionals and volunteers who come into contact with children and families in a range of universal, statutory or community settings.
Group Level 2 and 3 (in regular contact and predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals.
Course Overview/ Aim
This course aims to improve knowledge and understanding about the following:
- What is domestic abuse and its prevalence?
- Domestic abuse from differing perspectives including the feminist perspective and minority community perspective
- Issues relating to perpetrators
- The effects on children and children’s resilience/coping strategies
- The effects of domestic violence on family dynamics/structure and parenting
- Interagency co-operation
- Support programmes for the child and the mother
By the end of the course participants will be
- To raise awareness of the effects on children living with domestic abuse
- To explore the nature of domestic abuse and its prevalence
- To raise awareness in recognising domestic abuse and developing practice when
- working with children and adults on these issues
- To explore effective interventions