High Voltage – working with ‘high risk’ adolescents

Date:  to
Event type: 
Region:  Brisbane
Oganiser:  Encompass Family and Community
Pricing:  $330

Location

Address:  Airport International Motel, 528 Kingsford Smith Drive
Suburb:  Hamilton
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4007
High Voltage is a one-day workshop, which supports a practical and effective approach to working with vulnerable young people, grounded in contemporary thinking and research.

Work with young people with ‘high risk’ behaviours can carry shock potential – for young people themselves and others around them, including front-line workers. Workers often face the tricky challenge of providing an immediate response to extreme and dangerous behaviour by young people, in order to provide safety, while at the same time trying to connect with the hidden pain, trauma and unmet need underpinning this behaviour. This carries the inbuilt conundrum of maintaining a planned approach in the face of continuing crisis. If you are grappling with this ‘high voltage’ work then this is the workshop for you. It is informed by the AIM4® concept map, which supports a practical and effective approach to working with vulnerable young people, grounded in contemporary thinking and research.

Who should attend?

Workers in statutory and community services who work with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour, including child safety, youth justice, education settings, residential care, youth services.