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Child Matters Workshops

August 09, 2019 at 1:26 PM

From Child Matters

Foundations to Safeguarding Children on the Autism Spectrum

Introductory workshop for those who work or interact with children on the spectrum in their professional or volunteering capacity.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of autism and the different ways it can impact people
  • Be able to identify the different types and indicators of child abuse and neglect
  • Gain an understanding of the increased vulnerability for children with autism in terms of child abuse and neglect
  • Understand how to respond to, support and get help for a child with autism when abuse is suspected, and how this can differ from a neuro typical child
  • Be better equipped to ensure the safety, wellbeing and protection of children with autism, and their families and whānau

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The Impact of Family Violence on Children

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the cause and dynamics of family violence, including intimate partner violence, and the harmful, traumatic effects on children exposed to family violence.  Participants will gain an understanding of family violence as a parenting issue, best interventions for children exposed to family violence, and identify their role in supporting children who are exposed to or have experienced family violence.

Participants will:

  • Understand the prevalence of family violence involving children in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Understand the causes, dynamics and cycle of family violence including concepts of power and control.
  • Understand the interrelated nature of intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect.
  • Understand the effects of exposure to family violence on children and the impact on parenting.
  • Understand adult victims of intimate partner violence who are parents are not responsible for the abusive partner’s violence and its cessation. 
  • Know how to support a child who is experiencing family violence and identify where to seek assistance for children.
  • Be able to identify best evidence-based interventions and good practice for responding to children exposed to family violence.  

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Category: Training