Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
This course enables learners to understand key issues in working with children and young people exposed to all forms of domestic abuse. It explains the traumatic impact of witnessing the violation of another person, especially when a child witnesses this violence to an attachment figure. The course also provides opportunities for learners to practise and develop skills in working effectively with children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
Target audience: Social workers | Specialist school staff | Foster carers | Youth workers |
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand the impact on children and young people of living with domestic abuse
- Identify definitions of domestic abuse and domestic violence
- Explain how domestic abuse impacts on parenting abilities
- Outline the impact of domestic violence on children and young people
- Summarise the risks to the development and well-being of a child or young person being cared for in an environment where there is domestic violence
Understand ways of working which promote positive outcomes for children and young people exposed to domestic violence
- Explain how trauma theory and research can help to assess the impact of domestic violence and promote the recovery from trauma of children and young people
- Describe specific interventions that promote recovery from trauma to benefit children affected by domestic violence
- Explain how children and young people exposed to domestic violence can be helped to develop resilience
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