Understanding Domestic Violence And Children
Training courses for foster carers
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 Training, Support and Development Standards for foster care:
1.1 Principles and Values, 1.2 Equality, Inclusion and Anti-Discriminatory practice, 1.3 Person-centred Approach, 1.4 Confidentiality and Sharing information, 2.1 Fostering Role, 2.2 Legislation, policies and Procedures, 2.3 Relationships with Parents and Others, 2.4 Team Working, 3.4 Personal Safety and Security, 4.2 Knowing about Communication, 5.1 Understanding Development of Children and Young People, 5.2 Understanding Resilience and Self-Esteem, 5.5 Supporting Educational Potential, 5.6 Understanding Contexts, 6.1 Legislation, Policies and Procedures, 6.2 Keeping Children Safe, 6.4 Working with Other Agencies, 7.1 Understanding the Role and Approval of a Foster Carer, 7.3 Using Support and Supervision to Develop as a Carer, 7.4 Meeting Learning Needs as part of CPD