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Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence & Abuse (CAPVA)

This 1 day training course will support professionals to develop their knowledge and understanding of CAPVA and to identify strategies and skills to support families.  

Course content

  • Introduction to CAPVA and the prevalence in the UK 
  • Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences 
  • Parents experiences- stigma and shame
  • Support for families impacted by CAPVA
  • Staff resilience and self-care  

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the dynamics and context of the form of hidden harm CAPVA
  • Understand risk factors including Adverse Childhood Experiences and extra-familial harm
  • Describe the theory, research and statistics relating to CAPVA
  • Develop an awareness of parents experiences including stigma and shame. 
  • Gain knowledge of the skills to empower parent/carers. 

The training session is suitable for all professionals working with children and their families:

  • Voluntary and Community Groups
  • Domestic Abuse agencies
  • Probation
  • Youth Offending Service
  • Education provisions including Alternative Provisions, Pupil Referral units
  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Early Help
  • Housing 
  • All courses are offered on a Face to Face or Virtual basis.
  • Bespoke & Open Training Courses Available.

Case Studies

  • Leicestershire C Change

    Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. We are very pleased to have been commissioned by Leicestershire to provide 2 sessions of the two-day C-Change training and 2 follow up days.
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  • LB Waltham Forest - Trauma Informed Practice training

    We provided awareness training over 4 sessions to staff working in Children Social Care
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  • Trauma informed Practice Training and Support – Early Start

    We were commissioned to provide trauma informed training to staff in the family contact centre

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  • FACT 22 Crewe C Change

    C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. The FACT 22 team felt they would benefit from a structured approach to assessing a parent’s capacity to change that worked alongside their solution-focused, strengths-based approach.
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Cancellation Policy

We are very flexible and will do our utmost to rearrange training should the need arise, but our trainers obviously commit themselves to the training days agreed and so if you need to cancel at short notice we will need to charge a cancellation fee to cover their time. 

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