Without effective intervention, children who grow up in homes affected by domestic violence and abuse are at risk of poor outcomes across the lifespan. The primary aim of this review is to enhance future interventions through targeting modifiable factors in readiness. Upon a systematic review of relevant qualitative studies, the authors applied an ecological perspective to analyze the complex interplay of individual, relational, and organizational factors that influence children’s engagement readiness. Key words: Domestic violence, abuse, engagment, readiness, ecological perspective
This course is based on the article, Understanding of readiness to engage with interventions for children exposed to domestic violence and abuse created by Dr. Emma Howarth, et al. in May of 2018.
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Dr. Emma Howarth
Emma Howarth is a Senior Research Associate for the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Care in the East of England (EoE CLAHRC). Her research focuses on developing and evaluating interventions and services to improve children’s mental health outcomes. She has a particular interest in early intervention that targets ‘high risk’ groups, with specific expertise regarding children’s exposure to hostile, coercive and violent family environments. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.
Theresa HM Moore, M.Sc.
Senior Research Associate, Bristol Medical School (PHS)
Bristol Population Health Science Institute. She has done research on Support and services for children exposed to domestic violence and has had her work published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Nicky Stanley, M.Sc.
Nicky Stanley is Professor of Social Work. She researches in the areas of domestic violence and abuse, child welfare and child protection, young people’s and mothers’ mental health and interagency work. She has published more than 100 works in peer reviewed journals.
Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Consider the complex interaction of factors related to readiness to engage in intervention.
Discuss the ecological approach to understanding readiness.
Describe dimensions of readiness that could be addressed to improve engagement.
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