ERICA Training Programme (Scot. Ver. 1.0)
The focus of the ERICA Project is improve the detection and management of child maltreatment within the family. The aims of the ERICA Training Programme are to develop the expertise of professionals, regarding their knowledge of child maltreatment, to improve their skills in identifying minors living in families where child maltreatment is a risk, and to promote appropriate interventions in situations at the earliest point possible.
The ERICA Training Programme consists of eight modules, which provide comprehensive knowledge on child maltreatment and provide access to tools for detection and management of different forms of child maltreatment within the families.
Early Signs of Maltreatment
Module 3 is designed to increase trainees knowledge about recognising the signs of maltreatment. In addition, the module seeks to increase the capacity of trainees to identify signs of maltreatment and neglect.
Understanding Risk Factors
Module 4 aims to provide trainees with an understanding of the different kinds of risk factors, as relating to children, parents and families.
Risk Assessment Tools
Module 5 introduces the common risk assessment tools and checklists for different forms of child maltreatment. In focuses on the development of competency in using different risk assessment tools and presents the 'Family Needs Checklist', an online application developed as a part of the ERICA Project.
Interventions in Child Maltreatment
Module 6 introduces interventions which may be used in different situations and identifies appropriate interventions for providing support, relevant to the key stages of child's development.
In the module 7, trainee have the opportunity to become familiar with the role of protective factors in preventing and mitigating child maltreatment. This module also provides techniques for building protective factors and resilience amongst professionals.
Module 7: Protective Factors Video
Module 8 describes the methodology for the evaluation, and details the pre and post-training evaluation of the trainees’ skills and competency.
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