MHC LLP and Trinity College Dublin Launch Online ‘Domestic Violence and Child Protection’ Training Course
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
Commences: 12 April 2021. There will be 4 sessions - 1 per week from this date.
Applications: The closing date for applications is 5pm on 29 March 2021
Cost: This course will cost €400 per participant. Group rates are available upon request.
Each session of the 4 sessions include:
- Introductory video and audio/slide presentation – 1 hour
- Interactive learning (reading/case studies/learning journal) – 4 hours
Total 20 hours online CPD + 2 hour group workshop (optional)
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.
• 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