Working with children who have lived with domestic violence

Published: 3 November 2008

Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th 2008 (Lambeth, London)

Target Audience: Therapists, counsellors, children’s guardians, family support and child protection workers

Course Content:

  • Understanding the ways that domestic violence can affect children and their resulting needs.
  • Risk factors and assessment of risk and needs.
  • Parenting issues – working with parents after abuse.
  • Techniques for working with children both individually and in groups – Safety planning, increasing children’s insight and understanding of the abuse, increasing emotional literacy and resilience and anger management with children. These techniques incorporate art work, fantasy, role play and a range of visual exercises.


Kate Iwi has worked with adults and children in the field of Domestic Violence for sixteen years and has recently become the Young Peoples Services Development Officer for Respect. Dr Chris Newman has had 12 years of experience working with men around their violence and abuse to partners and is currently coordinating the first multi-site evaluation of domestic violence perpetrator programmes in the UK.


£240 to individuals and voluntary agencies and £320 to statutory agencies (SOME REDUCED PRICE PLACES MAY BE AVAILABLE)


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Email:  Phone: 0771 432 9550

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