Freedom from Torture - Risk Resilience and Rights: Working with Children and Families

Risk Resilience and Rights: Working with Children and Families

Families

Working with Children and Families

This module explores the inter-relationship between the rights and needs of children and families who have survived torture and how this relates to our practice, including assessments and models of intervention.

This six day module runs over three months and includes three main areas:

  • Foundation CPD - working with families who are survivors of torture
  • Skills and approaches CPD - supporting families who are survivors of torture in your role
  • Deepening our practice - skills and approaches for therapeutic practitioners

Foundation CPD – Working with Children and families who are survivors of torture

Aims: Introduction to working with families and children who are victims of torture or organised violence. This course aims to help participants to build knowledge of trauma and organised violence and how this impacts children and families.

This course is aimed at frontline practitioners who already are or who would like to be working in a supporting capacity with families and children impacted by torture. We welcome practitioners from across a range of settings, including health, mental health, social care and welfare/housing sectors.

Overarching themes:

  • Introduction to the rights and needs of children and families who are survivors of torture
  • Impact of trauma, loss and exile on children and families who are survivors of torture
  • Assessing needs & risks (children, parents, family as a whole)
  • What you can do in your role to support children and families who have survived torture

Skills and approaches CPD - supporting families who are survivors of torture in your role

Aim: To explore good practice and develop knowledge and confidence that can support you to work ethically and effectively with children and families

This course is designed for frontline practitioners with experience working with vulnerable refugee and asylum seeking families wishing to develop a more holistic, systemic and trauma informed practice.

This can be a standalone course, for those who have some experience of working with and who wish to develop further skills in assessment and practice, or participants can build on the learning and practice covered at the foundation level.

Overarching themes:

  • Impact of torture, trauma, loss and exile on individuals in a family and the family as a whole
  • The legal and political frames which impact upon this client group
  • Communication and assessing needs with individuals in a family and the family as a whole
  • Assessing and responding to risk
  • Relating a recovery model framework to your work supporting families and children who are survivors of torture
  • Impact on working with survivors of torture on us as practitioners

Deepening our practice - skills and approaches for therapeutic practitioners

Watch this space for more information about our in-depth training module designed for trained therapeutic practitioners (including psychotherapists, psychologists, education counsellors and mental health nurses).

If you wish to organise a bespoke programme for your organisation on this theme, then please contact us on: training@freedomfromtorture.org

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