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Engaging Hard to Reach Families using a Strengths Based Approach

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Parents feel disempowered and helpless in situations they can’t control and if unable to actively participate in the assessment process this can lead to hostility to professionals and resistance to working co-operatively or they may superficially become compliant: “playing the game” (Lefevre, The Carrot or the Stick, (ed) Calder, 2001)

Engaging Hard to Reach Families using a Strengths Based Approach

One Day Workshop, Friday 22nd September 2017

FacilitatorsCraig Wilkinson and Catherine Mullin, Independent Trainers

This interactive workshop will be of interest to practitioners at all levels of experience working with families who present as challenging and hard to engage. Participants will be facilitated to share experiences, reflect on their practice and develop strategies to overcome resistance, and develop collaborative relationships. The day will offer a variety of interactive approaches which will include small group discussions. This workshop will have a strong practice element and practitioners will have an opportunity to work with colleagues from other disciplines. A range of tools to assist in assessing and making effective interventions will be demonstrated and shared with practitioners.

This one-day workshop will assist practitioners to identify hard to reach clients and the factors that make them hard to reach; understand why they may present in this way and develop responses to overcome resistance. In addition those in attendance will have an opportunity to develop strategies to counteract resistance and disguised compliance.

Craig Wilkinson – Independent Childcare Consultant / Trainer: over 25 years’ experience working with children and families in a range of settings, with over 10 year’s management experience. Craig has managed and facilitated the Caring Dads Programme for Domestic Abuse perpetrators and currently mediates with families who are in conflict with social services and with parents in private law who cannot agree contact plans for their children, often entrenched in their thinking and resistant to change. Craig’s practice is heavily influenced by the Solution Focused Approach and this philosophy will provide the basis of all workshops he facilitates.

Catherine Mullin - Independent Social Worker and Childcare Trainer: 35 years of experience working in children’s services. Catherine has worked with children in care both as a social worker and a Guardian ad Litem and was a trainer for BAAF for 7 years, facilitating workshops for social workers, foster carers and adopters. In addition to training, Catherine specialises in undertaking assessments of parents, relative carers and foster carers who have failed to engage effectively with statutory children’s services. Catherine recently spent 18 months working as a child protection worker in a remote aboriginal community in Western Australia using the Signs of Safety model.

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