Working with emotional abuse and neglect

Aim:

To offer participants an opportunity to develop their understanding of emotional abuse and neglect, and to explore ways to define abuse, assess levels of concern and develop an appropriate inter-agency response.

Learning Outcomes:

participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Define emotional abuse and neglect within the context of current research and policy
  • Recognise indicators of emotional abuse and neglect
  • Examine the impact of emotional abuse and neglect on children’s development
  • Use attachment theory to understand emotional abuse and neglect
  • Understand how attitudes and values can influence responses to emotional abuse and neglect
  • Explore thresholds for intervention
  • Use appropriate tools to assess the level of concern
  • Apply systemic approaches to the analysis of children’s experience and needs
  • Use an understanding of resilience to develop effective plans for the individual child
  • Apply evidence of best practice to inform intervention with families where emotional abuse and neglect are an issue

A one day course will cover the first four outcomes

A two day course will cover the first eight outcomes

A three day course will cover all outcomes