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The ‘Toxic Trio’ – parental mental health, substance misuse, domestic viole...

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Committee Room 2

LBWF Town Hall

Forest Road

Walthamstow

E17 4JF

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----FOR LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST STAFF ONLY----

This course will focus on the impact of the Toxic Trio of domestic abuse, parental substance misuse, and parental mental health on children and multi-agency responses to working with families where this is a feature.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify how the risk factors of parental mental illness, substance misuse and domestic abuse co-exist within families and the implications thereof for safeguarding children

  • Understand how the cumulative issues impact on children and young people, in relation to immediate risk, their day to day lives and long term implications.

  • Describe the impact of parental substance misuse, mental ill health and domestic violence on parenting capacity

  • Understand the need for joint assessments, and how effective joint working can reduce harm

  • Know how to adopt a child focussed approach

  • Understand the cycle of change, both as it relates to substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence and parenting.


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► All staff involved in providing services for children and their families where the ‘Toxic Trio’ is present and impact on parenting capacity and children’s development.


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