Emotional abuse and emotional neglect

Who is it for?

Frontline staff who work with children and their families.

 


Course content overview

Emotional abuse and emotional neglect are probably the most widespread forms of child maltreatment and may have a long-term damaging effect on a child’s development. Although present in all forms of child abuse, this type of maltreatment can often go unrecognised or be difficult to identify and quantify.

This course aims to help professionals:

  • define and identify emotional abuse and emotional neglect and to form judgements about their assessment and intervention
  • understand the terms emotional abuse and emotional neglect and the impact of these on the child
  • generate a “shared language” across agencies
  • explore ways in which emotional abuse and emotional neglect can be acts of omission and commission
  • understand a 4 tier model that can assist in gathering information to inform decision making

 


What you need to do before attending?

 

 


How long does this course last?

1 day

 


Who will provide this training?

Child Protection Committee

 


When is this course running?