In this session we take an overview of the issues that affect children that may lead to them coming into the care system. We look at the child within the systems that affect them, including the family, school, community and wider society. We recognise that what affects children, also affects others and how attachment relationships and trauma are key to understanding what can goes wrong and how children can be supported to recover and become resilient.
This session is offered as a standalone and as an introduction to our six session ‘Journey Through Care’ training, during which we explore the issues from session one in more detail.
With almost 400,000 children in need, 80,000 children in care and 1 in 5 people experiencing some form of abuse in the home, this session recognises that adverse childhood experiences don’t just impact children in care, they affect families, schools, communities and become part of the experience of childhood in our society. As we explore our roles within these systems, we also begin to look at the very significant impact that professionals can have on the lives of children they support.
- The child within their family and social network.
- The impact of domestic violence, abuse and neglect.
- How early childhood may influence adult behaviour.
- Emotional regulation, its impact on ‘behaviour’
- Psychological concepts, including ‘toxic stress’ ‘imprinting’ and ‘mirroring’.
- How children develop ‘norms’ that are deemed as ‘socially unacceptable.’
- Recognising children’s survival responses.