Working with Complexity: parents with mental health, substance use and family violence issues – ONLINE workshop conducted over 2 x 3 hour sessions on 05/08/21 and 12/08/21. Both sessions will commence at 9:20am for a 9:30am start, finishing at 12:45pm. Workshop participants must attend both sessions to receive an attendance certificate.
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.