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MHC LLP in partnership with Trinity College Dublin Launch Online ‘Domestic Violence and Child Protection’ Training Course

Event Date: 04 October 2021

The School of Social Work and Social Policy and the online unit in Trinity College have collaborated with Mason Hayes & Curran LLP to create this new course to meet the need for specialised training for a range of practitioners who work with families and children experiencing domestic violence. This is a socio-legal module with a focus on two main practice areas.

Research Findings & Practice Guidance

Dr. Stephanie Holt, Associate Professor in Trinity College Dublin presents the research evidence on domestic violence and abuse, as it relates to Child Protection and Welfare work.

  • Session 1: Domestic violence and Children: considering the abusive home context; multiple adversities and developmental impacts

  • Session 2: Domestic violence and Children: considering the implications for parenting capacity and the post-separation period

Legal Framework for Domestic Violence & Child Protection

Sonya Bruen, Partner in the Health and Prosecutions department, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP provides practical guidance on the key legislation and how parental rights and children’s rights can be balanced in this complex area.

  • Session 3: Legal framework for domestic violence and child protection

  • Session 4: Legal thresholds for state intervention for children in domestic violence

Details

Commences: 4 October 2021. There will be 4 sessions - 1 per week from this date.
Applications: The closing date for applications is 5pm on 24 September 2021
Cost: This course will cost €400 per participant. Group rates are available upon request.

Duration

Each session of the 4 sessions include:

  • Introductory video and audio/slide presentation – 1 hour

  • Interactive learning (reading/case studies/learning journal) – 6+ hours

Total 20 hours online CPD + 2 hour group workshop (optional)

Format

All content will be online. Case studies and readings will be provided. Live online workshop and Q&A session with course facilitators at end of the course – dates to be confirmed.

Audience

  • Social workers

  • Members of An Garda Síochána

  • Family support workers

  • Domestic violence organisations

  • Specialised medical / nursing professionals

  • Legal practitioners

  • Social care practitioners

To REGISTER for the course, visit the School of Social Work and Social Policy website at here.

Discuss your related queries with Sonya Bruen today.

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