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Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way (5 CPD Hours)

Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way (5 CPD Hours)

£55.00

A course aimed at counsellors and other healthcare professionals to assist with Supporting Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. It has been certified by CPD UK – The CPD Certification Service.

Description

Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way

 

How can this course help me?

The purpose of this course is to equip professionals with baseline knowledge about the impacts of child abuse in adulthood and fundamental skills to engage with abuse survivors in a way that is empowering and guards against retraumatisation.

 

After this training you will be able to:

  • Recognise and describe the impact of child abuse on emotional, mental and physical health in adulthood
  • Identify and explain common coping mechanisms
  • Recognise and mitigate common triggers and stress reactions
  • Receive disclosures of abuse with greater confidence
  • Empower and support survivors in their recovery

 

About NAPAC

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse—physical, sexual, emotional and neglect.

NAPAC knows that any abuse or neglect of a child can have a deep impact throughout life if left unacknowledged and untreated. It knows that abuse suffered years or decades ago continues to harm the lives of millions of adults today.

NAPAC believes that every individual has the right to leave the impact of childhood abuse behind, grow as a person and enjoy a happy and fulfilled life. It knows that survivors of childhood abuse can be empowered and supported to do just that. There are proven ways to help.

NAPAC runs a free national phone line offering supportive listening for up to 30 minutes and signposting to longer-term assistance and counselling in the voluntary, statutory or private sector. The line is run by trained staff and volunteers. Funding permitting, it also offers psycho-educational support groups in England and Wales, aimed at providing survivors with a foundation for recovering from the effects of childhood abuse.

In addition, NAPAC offers training and consultancy for mental health and social workers, the NHS, counsellors and therapists, police forces, institutions, the media and any other organisations or individual practitioners likely to engage with abuse survivors.  Its website contains information and resources for survivors and professionals, email support and fundraising activities.  Finally, NAPAC advocates on behalf of survivors in the media and represents their interests among those who are in a position to bring about change.

 

Standards & Certification

This course has been certified by CPD UK – the CPD Certification Service. You can find our certificate by clicking here.

 

Learning Outcomes & Course Requirements

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise and describe the impact of child abuse on emotional, mental and physical health in adulthood
  • Identify and explain common coping mechanisms
  • Recognise and mitigate common triggers and stress reactions
  • Receive disclosures of abuse with greater confidence
  • Empower survivors in their recovery

 

Course content

  • Abuse in Childhood
  • Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Types of Abuse Reported on the Support Line
    Connecting the Past with the Present:
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Organised Abuse
  • Common Effects of Abuse and Neglect
  •  “Grooming” = Transfer of Responsibility
  • The Impact of Abuse
  • Impacts in Adulthood
  • Trauma Model
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study
  • Disrupted Neurodevelopment
  • Healthy Brain vs Abused Brain
  • Multiple Diagnosis Disorder
  • PTSD vs Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Adoption of Health-Risk Behaviours
  • Coping Mechanisms
  • Associated Physical Health Impacts
  • Dual Reality
  • Survivors’ Experiences
  • Health Services: Survivors’ Experiences
  • Safeguarding and Disclosure
  • Retraumatisation
  • Common Trauma Triggers
  • Threat Responses
  • Window of Tolerance
  • The Three Stages of Trauma Recovery
  • General Face-to-Face Support
  • Trauma-Informed Care Principles
  • Bad Practice and Best Practice
  • In Survivors’ Own Words

 

Further Information

This course is aimed at counsellors and healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds.

 

During this course you will complete a range of activities designed to get you thinking about your role and how you can support survivors of abuse. You will learn about the prevalence of child abuse, and information about the abuse reported to NAPAC’s support line. You will learn about the definitions of the different types of abuse, examples, impacts and internalised messages. You will learn about abuse in relation to trauma, attachment, and impacts. You will learn about how to work with adult survivors of child abuse, signs and symptoms to look out for, creating a safe space to avoid Retraumatisation, and how to remove or minimise potential trauma triggers. You will see examples of bad practice and best practice when dealing with disclosure.

 

The course requires self-directed learning. You do not need to purchase any books or journals to complete this course, but there is a section on further resources at the end of the course should you wish to continue learning more about counselling skills.

 

Upon completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate for 5 CPD hours.

 

Please be aware that this course is not designed to train you to become a counsellor or the sole provider of mental health support for your patients, but to give you the skills and tools to support them within your existing role alongside a qualified mental health professional where required. It is important that you work within your capabilities, and have access to a supervisor who is experienced in this field of work.

 

To find out more about becoming a professional Counsellor, please visit the National Counselling Society website, where you can find Accredited training courses in your area.

 

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