Domestic violence

Audience Social workers, Specialist school staff, Foster carers, Youth workers,
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Identify definitions of domestic abuse and domestic violence
  • Explain how domestic abuse impacts on parenting abilities
  • Outline the impact of domestic violence on children and young people
  • Summarise the risks to the development and well-being of a child or young person being cared for in an environment where there is domestic violence
  • Explain how trauma theory and research can help to assess the impact of domestic violence and promote the recovery from trauma of children and young people
  • Describe specific interventions that promote recovery from trauma to benefit children affected by domestic violence
  • Explain how children and young people exposed to domestic violence can be helped to develop resilience

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the impact on children and young people of living with domestic abuse
  • Understand ways of working which promote positive outcomes for children and young people exposed to domestic violence