There is no question that some children grow up in homes where adults are abusive and violent towards each other. In some of these homes, this violence is also directed toward the children or they may witness these acts of violence. October is National Family Violence Prevention Month, and the effects of COVID 19 have only increased this risk for children, youth, and families. Learn how to recognize behaviors that may indicate family violence and what trauma-informed strategies could be implemented.
- Define family violence and identify who is impacted by family violence.
- Distinguish the developmental features and potential impacts of family violence on the various stages of developmental periods in children and youth.
- Classify the different types of family violence.
- Assess for protective factors and resiliency within children and youth who face family violence.
- Determine how individuals can be affected by family violence, as well as resources to consider for future practice
Presenter Danielle Mayer, BA CYC
Bio: Danielle Mayer is a young professional living and working in Calgary, Alberta. Graduating with her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria, she is currently completing her Master’s of Arts in Psychology Counselling.
Danielle has worked previously as a teacher in the private and public sectors, as a Child and Family Counsellor in child protection, as a Parent Advocate in the court system, and as a Mental Health and Wellness worker within her local community. In addition, she has worked with both children and adults with disabilities. She is passionate about advocating for her clients and enjoys working from a preventative perspective.
Family Violence Developmental Impacts and Strategies for Children and Youth