This workshop offers an integrated practice framework of "Collaborative Helping" that is applicable across child protective, outreach, residential and outpatient contexts. It is applicable for helpers holding both professional and non-professional degrees. It offers a flexible map to put family-centred principles into practice in the everyday messiness of this work. Drawing on Motivational Interviewing, Appreciative Inquiry, the Signs of Safety aproach to child protection work, and Narrative, Collaborative, and Solution-Focused therapies, this workshop highlights a practice framework to help families envision desired lives, address long-standing problems, and develop proactive coping strategies in the context of their local communities. Particular attention will be paid to engaging reluctant families and helping participants sustain collaborative approaches in their own work.
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Approved for 12 hours ACSW Category "A" credits.Withdrawal Policy: If a registrant withdrawals from this workshop 5 or more business days prior to the start date of the workshop, the registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $30.00. No refunds on withdrawals 4 business days or less. Substitution of an eligible candidate will be allowed up to one business day before the start date of the workshop.