This event will enable CYP&F counselling practitioners to consider new ways to interact with children and young people living with or having experienced Domestic Abuse. The event aims to increase the knowledge base of Domestic Abuse including current trends, the law, male victims and the impact on the family.

During the Pandemic reported Domestic Abuse incidents increased. Children and young people grow up in families were Domestic abuse is a daily occurrence. Often no one outside the family unit knows what is happening behind closed doors-“ hiding in plain sight”. This event enables CYPF counsellors and therapists to consider how best to approach and engage with children and young people for whom domestic abuse is a reality. It also gives therapists an opportunity to think about Domestic abuse in a safe place. Attendees can hear from leading UK experts. At the end of the event, therapists will return to their work places with an increased knowledge base and competency

Programme

This online event will begin at 9.30am on Thursday 8 September with a welcome from Cathy Bell, Co-Chair of the BACP CYP&F division, and Jo Holmes, BACP Children and Young people’s lead. The event will conclude at 1.20pm.

Working with Domestic Abuse programme (PDF - 151KB)

The event will be recorded and made available to those booked on to attend after the event. The on-demand access will be available for 3 months ending on Thursday 8 December.

 

This event aimed to

  • Increase delegates knowledge base of Domestic Abuse including current trends, the law, male victims and the impact on the family unit

  • Identify a shared understanding of Domestic Abuse including

  • Empower therapists to consider new ways to interact with children and young people living with or having experienced Domestic Abuse

  • Take away top tips and considerations relevant to practice ranging from carrying out assessments, risk management and sign posting to resource

  • Consider the mental health of children and young people who are impacted by Domestic Abuse.

Learning outcomes

  • Have greater understanding of the law and how it is applied
  • Recognise the different individuals and groups for whom Domestic abuse is a reality
  • Consider best practice when working with CYP&F experiencing DA, including within assessments and through a trauma-informed lens
  • Developing understanding of how all including LGBT+ and males are particularly affected by Domestic Violence
  • Becoming more competent working with Domestic abuse and identify practical strategies to work with those affected by DA

     

Who is this for?

The event is aimed at BACP members working with children, young people and families in a full range of settings.

On-demand booking

The event will be recorded and made available for 3 months after the event has taken place. If you are unable to attend on the day, you can access the on-demand after the event.