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Working with Children and Families affected by torture

  • Venue: TBC
  • Region: Newcastle, TYNE and WEAR, North East
  • Start Date: 01 January 2018
  • End Date: 30 April 2018
  • Cost: £550 (with £450 early bird discount if you book by 21 October 2017) – register your interest and we will notify you when the dates and venue are agreed.

The Working with Children and Families is a six day course. It is also one of the modules on our larger programme on Risk, Resilience and Rights. On this course you will study the inter-relationship between the rights and needs of families (including their children) who have been impacted by torture.

Overall Aim:

To explore good practice and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to work ethically and effectively with children and families.

Overall learning objectives:

  • Identify ways torture and organised violence, flight, and life in the UK can impact children and families.

  • Recognise how the legal and human rights context is relevant to our work with children and families

  • Recognise ways in which trauma and loss can impact and the individuals within a family and the family as a whole

  • Identify the range of risks associated with trauma for families

  • Identify good practice assessing the needs and risks of families

  • Demonstrate therapeutic tools and skills in working with symptoms of trauma

  • Recognise the risk of vicarious traumatisation, especially as it relates to working with families and identify skills and approaches to support self and team well-being

Dates: This 6-day module will be run over three months between late January and April 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Location: Newcastle (venue to be confirmed)

To learn more about the course or request an application, please email [email protected]

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