Understanding Domestic Violence And its Impact on Children and Young People

Training courses for teachers, housing workers, carers, nursery workers etc

Domestic violence has often been seen as a problem between adults. It was thought that as long as children were not in the same room and actually caught in the crossfire, they were not affected by violence between their parents. However there is growing understanding of the risks to children.

Children’s lives are damaged by domestic violence. It is clear that children are not deceived by closed doors. They are acutely aware of tension in the adult world, particularly tension which leads to violence.

There is growing evidence that children who live in families where there is violence between the parents can suffer serious long-term emotional effects. Even if they are not physically harmed, children may suffer lasting emotional and psychological damage as a result of witnessing violence.

This course focuses on domestic violence and the impact it has on children, their development and how to support them.

This 1 day course meets the requirements of the National minimum Standards for Childcare.