The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Child Development

CTC Training Course

Specialised Courses for Parents,  Carers and Professionals

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Child Development

Live Online Course                                                             Course Fee: €30 

 Course Date: Thursday 13th of October 2022

 Session Time: 7:30pm-9pm

This live online course will look at how living with Domestic Abuse impacts child development.  It is suitable for parents and carers and also for professionals working with children. The webinar will be facilitated by a highly experienced child and adolescent psychotherapists with a specialisation in play therapy. During the webinar we will:

  • Explore the impact of living with Domestic Abuse on development.
  • Identify common coping strategies and skills used by children.
  • Learn how to talk about the domestic abuse experience.
  • Learn how to provide safe ways to give opportunities for revisiting affected developmental milestones.

The course is designed to equip professionals, and parents and carers, with helpful tools for the children in their care.

Participants are required to have the following tools.

Space and technology:

  • Sound cancelling headset or confidential room to participate in
  • A computer or other suitable device (e.g. i pad), ideally, but not essentially, with built in (or external) microphone, speaker and camera.
  • Uninterrupted internet connection

Note: Please only use one devise during each session – if you have difficulties with sound (microphone or volume) on computer, use of external microphone and/or speakers works better than adding a second devise.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Emer McDonagh
CTC Staff
Email: ctcemer@gmail.com
Qualifications:SIAPTP
Role:MA Course Leader

Emer is the Assistant MA Course Leader at CTC. She holds an MA in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy and Play Therapy and a BA (HONS) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. She has extensive experience working with children who have experienced domestic violence and also with non residential parents and their children, maintaining and promoting quality contact. Emer has been involved in the Daphne III programme Responding to Child Parent Violence action research project, training in Non Violent Resistance and the Break 4 Change programme targeting services to families affected by Child Parent Violence. Emer has also completed Intensive Filial Therapy Training, and mindfulness training. Emer also provides a family support role with families affected by meningitis. She has developed a number of workshops to support adults such as “You, Your Thoughts & Your ACTions”, addressing stress and anxiety, “Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!, parenting children affected by Meningitis”. She has also developed and facilitated workshops to support whole families including “Reconnecting after Meningitis” and the sibling support workshop “Me Too!”. Emer has worked with the Brothers of Charity services and been involved in a number of Humanitarian aid projects in both Ethiopia and Peru. Currently Emer is in private practice at Acorns 2 Oaks Therapy Services and also provides trainings for professionals working with vulnerable children. Emer facilitates our Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate in Galway and also works as a CTC supervisor.

Cancellations: The full fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellations within 2 weeks of the event, You may nominate another eligible person to take your place – simply notify us and provide us with their contact details.

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