AFRUCA Training on Child Abuse linked to Belief in Witchcraft & Juju

Date 23/03/2018
Time 09:30- 15:30
Cost £60
Venue Sherborne House, 119-121 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5AT
Duration One Day

Aims

This unique training course will enable practitioners to develop new skills and competencies around culture and beliefs and their linkage to witchcraft, beliefs and faith-based abuse. Participants will work on range of case studies in order to strengthen their skills to intervene effectively in families where there have been accusations of witchcraft and spirit possession, gaining new strategies on how to work with community and faith organisations in order to support families and change practices.

Target Group: Senior Managers, Frontline Staffs, Social Workers, NHS Staff, Police Crime Prevention Officers, Immigration Officers, Teachers and all staff working with Black African children and families.

Course Aims:  This unique training course will enable practitioners to develop new skills and competencies around culture and beliefs and their linkage to witchcraft, beliefs and faith-based abuse. Participants will work on range of case studies in order to strengthen their skills to intervene effectively in families where there have been accusations of witchcraft and spirit possession, gaining new strategies on how to work with community and faith organisations in order to support families and change practices.
Course Outcomes: By the end of the training, participants would have:
  • Gained new knowledge and understanding of how witchcraft, belief and faith-based abuse are manifested through different belief systems and practices.
  • Understood how, when and where to refer cases of witchcraft, belief and faith-based abuse to help protect at risk children.
  • Been better equipped with new skills and competencies to intervene successfully in families where there have been accusations of witchcraft in order to safeguard children.
  • Developed a better understanding of how to work with communities and faith organisations in order to protect children.

Accreditation

This course has been independently certified as conforming to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) standards

This Course Contributes about 6 hours towards your CPD

Workshop Summary

Target Group: Senior Managers, Frontline Staffs, Social Workers, NHS Staff, Police Crime Prevention Officers, Immigration Officers, Teachers and all staff working with Black African children and families.

Course Aims:  This unique training course will enable practitioners to develop new skills and competencies around culture and beliefs and their linkage to witchcraft, beliefs and faith-based abuse. Participants will work on range of case studies in order to strengthen their skills to intervene effectively in families where there have been accusations of witchcraft and spirit possession, gaining new strategies on how to work with community and faith organisations in order to support families and change practices.
Course Outcomes: By the end of the training, participants would have:
  • Gained new knowledge and understanding of how witchcraft, belief and faith-based abuse are manifested through different belief systems and practices.
  • Understood how, when and where to refer cases of witchcraft, belief and faith-based abuse to help protect at risk children.
  • Been better equipped with new skills and competencies to intervene successfully in families where there have been accusations of witchcraft in order to safeguard children.
  • Developed a better understanding of how to work with communities and faith organisations in order to protect children.

Accreditation

This course has been independently certified as conforming to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) standards

This Course Contributes about 6 hours towards your CPD

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If you prefer to pay by cheque, invoice or BACS please download the booking form below. Please note that we charge an administrative fee of £8 for invoicing.

AFRUCA Workshops on Mental Health & African Children (London)

Date 29/03/2018
Time 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost £64.32
Venue TPP RECRUITMENT | LONDON | EC4N 5AT
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 One:

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

Part Two:

  • 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 work

 

Target Audience:

  • CAMHs (Child and adolescent mental services);
  • Adult Mental health services,
  • Mental health practitioners,
  • G.P’s, Nurses,
  • Psychologists,
  • Universities conducting clinical training courses for nurses, therapists etc.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Teams
  • Border Force
  • Immigration and UK Visa Teams
  • Vulnerable Persons Coordinators
  • Missing Persons Units
  • ISVAs
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centres and Specialists
  • Social Workers and Social Services Officers
  • Housing Officers
  • Police Service
  • Serious and Organised Crime Units
  • Port and Airport Authorities
  • Safeguarding Adults Teams
  • Health Service Professionals
  • Sexual Health Practitioners
  • Probation Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Child Protection and Looked-After Children Teams
  • CAMHS teams
  • Victim Support Representatives
  • Community Cohesion and Development Organisations
  • Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
  • Local Criminal Justice Boards
  • Community Safety Teams
  • Neighbourhood Policing Teams
  • Sheltered Housing Associations
  • Criminal Justice Practitioners
  • Judges and Magistrates
  • Legal Professionals
  • Local Authority Officers and Councillors
  • Central Government Departments and Agencies including NCA, UKHTC, UKBA, FCO, DFID, CPS,
  • DH and Home Office
  • Equality and Diversity Practitioners
  • Third Sector Practitioners
  • Academics and Researchers

 

FAQs

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact josie@afruca.org or call 0207 704 2261

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets purchased for this event are transferable. If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, please send an email to training@afruca.org. Please state your name, your Eventbrite order ID and the name full name of the person you wish to transfer the ticket to.

Are there any other payment methods?

If you prefer to pay by cheque, invoice or BACS please email josie@afruca.org or call 0207 704 2261 for a booking form. Please note that we charge an administrative fee of £8 for invoicing.

If you prefer to pay by cheque, invoice or BACS please download the booking form below. Please note that we charge an administrative fee of £8 for invoicing.