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Aims of the Course This course has been designed to acquaint social services staff with the challenging issues involved when a child has been, or is at risk of being, abused. It will provide basic information about the four major ways in which children are abused (physical, emotional, neglect and sexual abuse) and the overlap between them. The course will also dispel many of the myths and stereotypes surrounding both the perpetrators of these acts and their victims. Methods This course will be delivered through a variety of formats which include formal lectures, case studies, group activities, video material and discussion. Handouts will also be available to accompany the session. Outline of the Course The final course content is attained following discussion with the commissioning body in order to properly meet the needs of the target group. Activities Child abuse: What do you know already and what would you like to know? Child abuse: What are the stereotypes Case studies: Specially selected to meet the needs of the target group Discussions: Based on group activities and formal lecture inputs Role play: An opportunity to practice new skills Action plans Lectures The myths and realities of child abuse Who are the perpetrators of child abuse and what should be done about them? Recognizing and responding to child abuse Video Presentations Case studies Triggers Police investigations Course Duration Two days minimum Certification Certificate of Attendance.

Aims of the Course This course has been designed to acquaint social services staff with the challenging issues involved when a child has been, or is at risk of being, abused. It will provide basic information about the four major ways in which children are abused (physical, emotional, neglect and sexual abuse) and the overlap between them. The course will also dispel many of the myths and...

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