Professional Development

Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children (Part A & B) – 2 sessions

This is a 2 part Online Workshop, you will be required to attend both sessions

For many years children were viewed as silent witnesses to the trauma which was going on within their homes. Some even considered that children could live in these homes and not be impacted. Research indicates an alarming prevalence of domestic violence in our society and a potentially harmful impact on children. For these reasons, it is important for those workers who encounter children in their work roles to have some insight into domestic violence and its impact on children.

The workshop will look at:

  • How children attempt to make sense of the violence that they witness;
  • The impact can living with domestic violence can have on the child’s physical and mental health;
  • Some of the behaviours that a child might exhibit when witnessing domestic violence;
  • The link between living with domestic violence, trauma and early brain development, and
  • How workers can support vulnerable children where domestic violence has been an experience.


Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services


Mirna Tarabay is a Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She began her career as a teacher and after 6 years of working in the school system in Sydney, she began a career of working with survivors of trauma, abuse and loss. Mirna has worked in a range of capacities primarily with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, both adults and children. Mirna has a practice in Sydney where the focus of her clinical work is with survivors of domestic violence and child abuse including sexual abuse, as well as supervision of counsellors and caseworkers working in the trauma and child protection fields.

To participate in this event you must have access to a PC with video capabilities and a reliable internet connection.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: NP2145 & 46

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Online Workshop


Tuesday - Tuesday 22 - 29 September 2020


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

More Info



Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $80.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $110.00 + GST

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