The program provides immediate reward for appropriate behavior and immediate consequences for inappropriate behavior.
By the way, if you have other children around the same age as the child for whom you are designing this program, put them on the program as well.
It expands on and complements the other resources available about the AFVP work and the knowledge provided can be drawn upon in working with any infant or child who has experienced family violence. Parkas is a group work intervention for mothers and their children affected by family violence.
As a recognised example of ‘good practice’, this award winning program is two tiered and targets children between the ages of 8 to 12 years and their mothers.
This report concludes that shelters are in an ideal position to do important and urgent work with infants affected by family violence and to enhance mother/infant bonds.