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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
What can schools and social care workers do to help children affected by
Large numbers of children are affected by domestic violence. The problem
crosses every social class and culture. It causes distress and anxiety in
children and adversely affects their learning and play, as well as their
behaviour, wellbeing and attendance.
Education staff may know of a child or family in crisis, want to help, yet
feel outside their comfort zone, grappling with a complex issue not covered in
their training. This book describes the impact of domestic violence on children
and provides support for education and social care professionals. It takes
heavy workloads into account and suggests practical ways of meeting the needs
of pupils who come from difficult home backgrounds.
The authors provide guidance and advice on: identifying and responding to
signs of distress helping pupils to talk about and make sense of their
experiences the impact on parenting and how parents can be supported the needs
of young people in refuges and temporary accommodation pupil safety and
government safeguarding guidelines educating young people and the community
about domestic violence specialist domestic violence services and other
agencies that support schools.
Domestic Violence and Children draws on the expertise of a wide range of
professionals, including specialist domestic violence children’s workers and
counsellors, psychologists, teachers, mentors and family support workers. It
provides essential help and information to all children’s service directorates,
as well as a range of professionals in education, social care, health and the