Description

This two-day workshop provides participants an understanding of family history, context and dynamics in relation to adolescent violence in the home (AVITH). The training covers assessment and safety planning for all family members; explores how to maximise engagement with adolescents and parents/carers; and provides a methodology for working with the family system to support positive change and enhance family trust, respect and safety.

Theoretical frameworks covered include:
- Systemic family work
- Motivational interviewing
- Trauma-informed practice

On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify the determinants which contribute to the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers, including their own experience of family violence
- Understand the systemic and relational context to adolescent violence in the home
- Consider assessment and safety planning
- Learn skills to enhance engagement in change with adolescents and parents/carers
- Learn and practice a model of intervention that is developmental, trauma-informed and relational

RELEVANT AUDIENCE
Therapists, youth and family services practitioners, as well as other direct care workers supporting young people, parents or families, who are seeking to build their confidence in working with young people who use violence and their parent/s or carers.

WORKSHOP STYLE
This workshop is led by a subject matter expert, who will help you explore key concepts and theoretical and practical frameworks. Small group activities including discussions, case studies and roleplays are aimed at ensuring the workshop material is relevant to you and your specific work context.

This event will cover:

  • Identify the determinants which contribute to the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers
  • Understand the systemic and relational context to adolescent violence in the home
  • Consider assessment and safety planning
  • Learn skills to enhance engagement in change with adolescents and parents/carers
  • Learn and practice a model of intervention that is developmental, trauma-informed and relational
  • Understand theoretical frameworks including systemic family work, motivational interviewing and trauma-informed practice

Trainers

  • Jo Howard (Consultant and trainer; social worker and family therapist) — Jo Howard Consulting & The Bouverie Centre

Eligibility criteria

Relevant to therapists, youth and family services practitioners, as well as other direct care workers supporting young people, parents or families, who are seeking to build their confidence in working with young people who use violence and their parent/s or carers.

Categories: Capability 8 - Working effectively with families, carers and supporters, Capability 7 - Understanding and responding to family violence, Working with infants, children, and younger persons
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Other
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth

Tuesday 27 February 2024
09:30 to 16:00
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Tuesday 5 March 2024
09:30 to 16:00
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Live stream via Zoom

Specific location and venue confirmed by provider upon registration.
$572

(incl. GST)

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Provided by The Bouverie Centre
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