DA: The Impact on Children and Parenting Capacity
Date & Time:
Staff working directly with families affected by Domestic Abuse, particularly those supporting children and young people, or those managing such staff.
To develop an understanding of what constitutes Domestic Abuse and to improve understanding and awareness of the causes and patterns of Domestic Abuse.
To develop an understanding of the impact of Domestic Abuse on children, young people and parenting capacity.
To identify the ways in which children and young people may respond to Domestic Abuse.
To identify the barriers for adults, children and young people seeking help.
To develop strategies to support children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse.
By the end of the training participants should be able to:
define and understand what constitutes Domestic Abuse
recognise the impact of Domestic Abuse on children, young people and parenting capacity
be practised in methods to use in direct work
develop appropriate practical resources
identify ways to support children in managing the long-term effects of Domestic Abuse
explore methods of engaging children and young people to ‘make sense’ of their experience as part of their recovery process
reflect on the way we work with those who have experienced Domestic Abuse
understand the importance of working within anti racist/anti discriminatory ways when engaging children, young people and their families
Delegates should have completed the Domestic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence e-Learning package available here. Completing this will enhance your learning experience. Delegates should also have attended ‘Domestic Abuse: Understanding Coercive Control and the multi-agency framework’.
Discussion with your line manager to establish that the course outcomes are relevant to your practice.
NB. Delegates should be aware that this course requires them to take part in individual, paired, small and whole group activities. Please advise the trainer of any concerns you may have before the course starts or as soon as possible.
Post event requirements
Completion of a Learning Action Plan and reflection on learning in supervision. Delegates should also work in supervision and independently to consider the longer term impact on their practice.