little eyes, little ears - Module Two - the Impact of Woman Abuse on Children

taught by London Family Court Clinic

Course description

This module draws together, in one place, information  from  the  best  and latest research for professionals  and  volunteers who  help  women  and children. The purpose is to examine how violence against  a  mother can  shape  a  child.  Topics addressed include

  • what children might feel, think and do during violent incidents against  their mothers,
  • roles they might  adopt  before, during or after incidents,
  • strategies of coping and survival, and
  • how  violence  may be  experienced  by children of different ages, from infancy to adolescence.

By  learning  how each child as an individual was shaped by experiences in  his  or her home - and considering important contextual  features  of  family life –

we  can devise ways to help.

London Family Court Clinic
London Family Court Clinic
Alison Cunningham, MA (Crim) & Linda Baker, PhD, C.Psych

The work of LFCC focuses on helping children and families to be resilient in overcoming their challenges, to gain strength to move towards a brighter future. Resilience allows all people to achieve, to overcome barriers, to “bounce back”, and to be the best that they can be.

Course Curriculum

little eyes, little ears - Module Two
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Woman abuse and children
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Little eyes, little ears
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Examples of What Teenagers May Think or Feel
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Ten ways a child can be changed by violence at home
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Infants and toddlers
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Preschoolers
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What lessons does spanking teach children?
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School-aged children
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Teenagers
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Coping and survival strategies of young people
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Reflective Activity:
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Roles children may assume
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Reflective Activity:
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How to help children
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The adversities of childhood
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Interventions with children and teenagers
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Services
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Where to get more information
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References Cited
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