Safeguarding: Emotional Abuse

Overview

Emotional abuse of children is the most common form of abuse. However, without visible signs such as bruising and injury or disclosure from the child or parent it is particularly difficult to prove this form of abuse.

Audience

This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.

About this course

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

Objectives

This course will enable you to: 

  • Learn the definition of Emotional Abuse
  • Know who emotionally abuses children
  • Know the signs and symptoms of Emotional Abuse
  • Learn the points to consider where Emotional Abuse is suspected

    Content

    Here are a few topics covered in this course:

    Important Facts | Key messages | Definition of emotional abuse | Who emotionally abuses children? | Cause: Stress | Cause: Diminished capacity | Components | Signs of emotional abuse: Extremes | Signs of emotional abuse: Immaturity | Signs of emotional abuse: Blame | Signs of emotional abuse: Self harm | Signs of emotional abuse: School | Signs of emotional abuse: Change in pattern | Signs from the abuser | Overall effects on children | Emotional abuse during childhood | Long term effects | What can be done to prevent emotional abuse?