Self-directed online training

Event description

This course provides you with an introduction to the impact of family and domestic violence (FDV) on children.

It provides a definition of family and domestic violence, and aims to improve understanding of the effects of FDV on children by highlighting the impact that it can have on a child’s relationships, physical health, and social and emotional wellbeing.

This foundation course will also introduce you to the case for incorporating child focused practice (in adult services) when working with parents effected by FDV. The high prevalence of FDV in Australia combined with the short, medium and long-term effects on the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of children make these understandings crucial for all professionals working with adults and children 1 .

This session will cover:

This course will take approximately one hour to complete, and includes readings, videos and reflective activities. It is designed to be undertaken individually, but can also be used as a prompt for conversations between colleagues.

Eligibility criteria

This course is designed for practitioners in adult-focused services who engage with adult and family adversity. It recognises the significant proportion of parents affected by FDV who present to services, and the interrelated nature of FDV and mental health, substance use, homelessness, financial pressure and child protection issues.

This course should be undertaken prior to completing the Family and Domestic Violence and Child-Aware Practice: Principles and Practice course.

Categories: Capability 8 - Working effectively with families, carers and supporters, Capability 7 - Understanding and responding to family violence, Working with infants, children, and younger persons
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adult

1 hour

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Provided by Emerging Minds