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Childhood Neglect: Approaches to understanding, assessment and interventions

This Conference is now Closed

This masterclass, facilitated by Carla Thomas and Carol Jolliffe, Child and Family Training, will consider the complexity of understanding, managing and modifying the impact of childhood neglect. It will support practitioners and managers in considering interventions to modify neglectful parenting and to increase children’s resilience. All practitioners, and managers, working with children and families in Health, Education, Social Care, in the Public and Voluntary sector should attend.

Key Learning Objectives
This masterclass will support practitioners and managers to:

  • Iintegrate research findings in the assessment of neglect
  • consider neglect in the context of child development
  • understand the long-term impact of neglect on children physical, educational and emotional development
  • develop a model of assessment, child – centred interventions and measures of outcome
  • understand how abusive and neglectful parenting affects children’s emotional and physical development 
  • support parents to manage stress and address neglectful parentingHelp parents cope with negative perceptions of their children

The masterclass will consider:

  • key research around neglect including adolescent neglect
  • the prevalence of neglect
  • how research findings should be integrated in risk assessment to formulate a prognosis of possible future significant harm
  • the current definition/s of neglect and the challenges of applying this in everyday practice
  • the ‘meaning of the child’ and in relation to neglectful acts of omission or commission
  • neglect and poverty and affluent neglect
  • the need to understand and assess neglect in the context of child development
  • the need to assess neglect as a cumulative form of harm with potential serious long-term consequences for children and young people
  • a model of assessment which will consider processes within families which may lead to neglect
  • a series of possible resources for interventions with children and their parents/ carers
  • a child centred model to measure outcomes

Facilitated by:

Carla Thomas

Child and Family Training UK

Carol Jolliffe

Child and Family Training UK

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

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