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Understanding Emotional Abuse and Neglect

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the causes and effects of emotional abuse and neglect of children.   Learners will develop awareness of the needs of children who have experienced emotional abuse and/or neglect and form practical responses for working with these children. 

Participants will:

  • Be able to define and understand emotional abuse and neglect within a New Zealand context.
  • Understand the indicators and signs of emotional abuse and neglect.
  • Understand the impact of emotional abuse and neglect on children’s development.
  • Understand the stress responses in children’s brains when exposed to emotional abuse or neglect.
  • Understand the cumulative and compounding impact of trauma.
  • Understand the short and long term effects of emotional abuse and neglect.
  • Understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences on long term health and social wellbeing outcomes.    
  • Know what actions to take when concerned about a child at risk of emotional abuse or neglect.

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