Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children

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Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>For many years children were viewed as silent witnesses to the trauma which was going on within their homes. Some

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For many years children were viewed as silent witnesses to the trauma which was going on within their homes. Some even considered that children could live in these homes and not be impacted. Research indicates an alarming prevalence of domestic violence in our society and a potentially harmful impact on children. For these reasons it is important for those workers who encounter children in their work roles to have some insight into domestic violence and its impact on children.

The workshop will look at:

  • How children attempt to make sense of the violence that they witness
  • What impact can living with domestic violence have on the child’s physical and mental health
  • What are some of the behaviours that a child might exhibit when experiencing domestic violence
  • What is the link between living with domestic violence, trauma and early brain development
  • How can workers support vulnerable children where domestic violence has been an experience

These are some of the questions which will be answered in this workshop.

At the workshop you will:

  • Explore how power and control dynamics influence the development of belief systems and behaviours in children
  • Identify the impacts of domestic violence on children’s development including long term impacts and consequences for mental health
  • Discuss the impacts of trauma and domestic violence on the developing brain
  • Discuss strategies to support children

Who should attend?

Professionals that work with families, children or young people who are seeking a comprehensive introduction to understanding the impacts of family and domestic violence on children