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Working with Children, Young People & Families Who Have Experienced Domestic and/or Sexual Abuse (CPD Accredited)

Course Description

This course will look at the impact of domestic and sexual abuse on children and young people. We will explore how abuse can affect the relationships between the non-abusive parent and the child and also the impact of trauma on the brain and on relationships. Practical activities and resources for supporting and working with families will be shared as well as up to date information on risk assessment and safety planning.

Learning Objectives

  • To increase participants knowledge of domestic and sexual abuse and the impacts on children, young people and families.
  • To increase participants confidence of working with children, young people and families affected by abuse.
  • To learn about how brain development and function are impacted by early exposure to domestic abuse.
  • To understand domestic and sexual abuse as a form of trauma.
  • To increase knowledge about the impacts of abuse on parents, children and the parent-child relationship.
  • To build skills, knowledge and strategies to use with families.


Who should attend?

This course is for front-line professionals working with children, young people and families who have experienced domestic and/ or sexual abuse.

The course equates to 4 CPD points. You can find out more about Continuing Professional Development here.

If you would like to have this training delivered, please email training@avaproject.org.uk

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