To equip participants 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.
Who should take this course?
Anyone with a professional or personal interest in this field of work for example: counsellors, students, health and social care professionals
Please note: this course does not qualify you to work with individuals in this specialist area of counselling unless you also hold further experience and/or qualifications to do so.
It is important that you work within your capabilities and have access to a supervisor who is experienced in this field of work.
What you will learn
- 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
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This course provides 5 hours of CPD and is certified by NAPAC. It is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
You can start the course at any time you like and complete it in as many sittings as you like.
Do I need to submit any written work?
The learning is self-directed. You do not need to submit any work, as your knowledge will be tested in exercises throughout the course and a quiz at the end.
What will I need to get the best out of the course?
- Notebook as you will be asked to note your thoughts and reflections, which you may find useful to refer to in future.
- Headphones/earphones/computer speaker as there are videos to watch.
- A suitable location in which to study as you are required to complete a quiz at the end of the course, which you will have 3 attempts to pass. A score of 75% is required for certification.
What if the course brings up certain thoughts and feelings for me; who can I talk to?
Thinking and learning about childhood abuse will certainly be difficult for some people. If you are affected by any of the course content, please call NAPAC’s support line on 0808 801 0331 and talk to someone. We offer a confidential listening service on calls of up to half an hour and can signpost you towards services that may be available in your area for longer term support.
If you need to talk to someone outside of NAPAC’s opening hours, you can call Samaritans 24/7 365 days a year on 116 123.