AFRUCA Workshops on Mental Health & African Children (Manchester)

Date 14/07/2017
Time 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost £60.00
Venue Phoenix Mill | 20 Piercy Street | Ancoats | Manchester | M4 7HY
Duration One Day

Aims

This workshop will focus on the mental health impact of child abuse and exploitation linked to cultural and religious practices amongst Black African children and repairing the damage of abuse on mental health. Key issues addressed by AFRUCA Mental Health service including Female Genital Mutilation, the Branding of Children as Witches as well as the use of juju and oath rituals to control victims of Trafficking and Exploitation will be explored. The range of psychological impact of the above and the role of practitioners in understanding and supporting young people with these experiences will also be a focus of these workshops.

We will utilise an array of learning and teaching styles including small group discussions, experiential hands-on learning, multimedia methods and lecture delivery along with case studies will be interwoven throughout.

Workshop Summary

Part 1:

A brief introduction to cultural intelligence and some exploration of cultural and religious practices impacting on child safeguarding among affected groups.

Part 2:

The psychological impact of child trafficking and exploitation, FGM, witchcraft and religion.

Repairing the Damage: Clinical intervention with child victims of trafficking and exploitation focusing on AFRUCA’s wor

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