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Workshop: Identifying and Responding to Vulnerability and Child Abuse

This workshop provides participants with information about the current context of child abuse and neglect in Aotearoa New Zealand and the changing approach to preventing and addressing harm to children.  Participants will explore factors that contribute to vulnerability, risk and trauma, and discuss the effects of family violence and child abuse.  This workshop provides participants with information about what to do when they are concerned about the welfare of a child or young person and identify support and help that is available.   Participants will gain the knowledge and tools to be able to identify when children or young people are at risk and confidently take action to promote their safety and wellbeing.

Participants will

  • Understand the context of child abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand including the current national approach to preventing and addressing child abuse and neglect. 
  • Understand the concept of vulnerability and factors that contribute to vulnerability and risk.
  • Understand the barriers to intervening when children are at risk.
  • Understand the nature and effects of trauma specifically focusing on family violence, child abuse and neglect.
  • Be able to identify the different types of child abuse and neglect including exploitation of children, and recognise indicators and signs of child abuse and neglect.
  • Know how to identify and intervene early when children and young people are vulnerable to child abuse and neglect.
  • Know how to respond to children and young people when abuse is suspected or disclosed.
  • Understand policy and legal requirements and processes for responding to, and reporting, child abuse and neglect.
  • Identify where to refer children, young people, families and whānau for support.
  • Have the opportunity to implement new learning in practice through the use of case studies.

This workshop will include a range of teaching methods and mediums including lecture, small and large group discussions, interactive activities, video clips and case studies.  Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences

 

Length

One day (9.00am - 4.00pm)

 

Who should register?

Anyone who engages or works with children and young people and/or their family and whānau.  

 

For more information email us on info@childmatters.org.nz or phone 07 838 3370

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