Working with Emotional Abuse & Neglect – 1, 2 or 3 days

Course 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.

Course outcomes: 

Participants will be offered 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 and build confidence in identifying child focused and measurable interventions, including parental ability to sustain meaningful change.

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 eight outcomes