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A one-day online workshop over two sessions considering practice skills in working with families when parental issues are involved

Encompass Family and Community presents Working with Complexity – parents with mental health, substance use & family violence issues

Frontline workers confront increasingly complex family situations where the safety of children and young people is linked to serious and seemingly chronic parental issues. These issues can also complicate engagement, relationship-based practice, goal-setting and planning. This workshop considers practice skills in working with families to make a difference, when parental issues relate to the often concurrent issues of mental health, substance misuse and family violence. This workshop reflects upon frameworks for understanding parental functioning, including complexity and change theory, and considers how best to respond to the needs of children in these circumstances. Workshop content is evidence-based and focuses on decision making which balances safety with least intrusive intervention.

Who should attend? Child protection workers in government and community agencies, including investigation and assessment, Family and Child Connect, Intensive Family Support, statutory intervention services, Family Wellbeing Services, foster and kinship care support services, Assessment and Service Connect practitioners and reunification services.

Date: Session 1 on Thursday, 5th August – 9.20am to 1pm // Session 2 on Thursday, 12th August – 9.20am to 1pm

Venue: Online

Cost: $330 per person

Register: Online