Adolescent Family Violence: Systemic Interventions with Families

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Man with bruised knuckles This live-stream workshop, presented by The Bouverie Centre, will explore the determinants and contexts that underpin the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers. We will then look at how systemic ways of working with the adolescent, parent/carer and other family members can support positive change and enhanced family trust, respect and safety.

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Date:
Thursday 18 November 2021 09:30 am until Thursday 18 November 2021 04:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
The Bouverie Centre
bouverie.training@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Jo Howard and Greg U'ren, The Bouverie Centre
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public
Cost:
$210 (GST incl)

This live stream workshop will explore the determinants and contexts that underpin the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers. We will then look at how systemic ways of working with the adolescent, parent/carer and other family members can support positive change and enhanced family trust, respect and safety. 

Theoretical frameworks that will be covered include:

  • Systemic family work
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Feminist (accountability for the use of violence)
  • Non-violent resistance
  • Psycho-education
  • Skills development

You will have the opportunity to practice these key concepts and strategies.

Suitable for

Therapists, case workers, direct care workers seeking to build their confidence in working with young people and their parent/carers. Workers from youth and family services, youth alcohol and other drugs, and mental health services, those working with relevant client groups (adolescents who use violence in the home and their parent/carer) will also benefit from this course.

Course Benefits

On completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the determinants which contribute to the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers, including your own experience if family violence
  • Understand the systemic context to adolescent family violence
  • Articulate the principles that underpin best practice approaches in promoting family safety, trust and respect
  • Learn and practice a model of intervention that is trauma informed, systemic and enhances adolescent accountability.
What You Can Expect
  • Small group activities to ensure the workshop material is relevant to you and to your specific work context
  • Discussion of contemporary case examples
  • A collection of relevant readings
  • Passionate and experienced presenters

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