Understanding the Impact of Substance Misuse and Adult-Oriented Issues on Children
Parental substance misuse, mental ill health and domestic violence constitute some of the most significant factors behind child distress, child abuse and neglect and family turmoil in Britain and Ireland. They figure significantly in child protection conferences and plans, and Care and Adoption Proceedings.
This course explores the links between adult-oriented issues and child well being and critically examines the range of professional interventions and responses to children, parents and families.
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This course deals with the impact of parental substance misuse, mental health, and domestic violence on parenting, child protection and child welfare.
Understanding the impact of Substance misuse and adult-oriented issues on children is informed by the Professional Capabilities Framework and the knowledge and skills statements, which set the professional standards for social workers in England.
Coffee, Welcome and Introductions
Definitions, scoping the issues: the child’s reality
Assessment, Thresholds, Risk and Resilience
What the research says
Interventions – child, family, extended family and interagency
Timescales, decision making, measuring change
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By the end of the course the participant will:-
- Have explored the adult-oriented issues of substance dependence, mental ill-health and domestic violence
- Be aware of the impact of substance misuse and adult-oriented issues on parenting, child protection and family life
- Have explored ways of communicating about these issues with adults and children
- Have explored assessment issues, thresholds and helpful family interventions
- Have explored thresholds around substance misuse, care proceedings and adoption.
- Be aware of the complex interagency dynamics and roles involved with adult-oriented issues.
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