Family Sensitive Practice in Working with Disability

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Sunset landscape In this live-stream online course, presented by The Bouverie Centre, you will be introduced to helpful frameworks for understanding and responding to the needs of families of living with disability including the Family Tasks Model which attends to grief mixed with trauma, reconstructing identity, growing through adversity, restructuring roles and responsibilities, creating new meaning. You will have an opportunity to develop skills in family inclusive conversations to better meet individual and family needs.

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Date:
Tuesday 14 September 2021 09:30 am until Tuesday 14 September 2021 04:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
The Bouverie Centre
bouverie.training@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
The Bouverie Centre
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public
Cost:
$210 (GST incl)

Working with families caring for someone with a disability, illness or other longer-term condition is both rewarding and challenging. This includes children and adults living with disabilities such as intellectual disability, acquired brain injuries, progressive neurological conditions and medical conditions requiring high levels of care. While each family and each care situation is different, there are common family needs. By looking after the family, we maximize positive outcomes for the individual as well as family members.

In this course, presented by The Bouverie Centre, you will be introduced to helpful frameworks for understanding and responding to the needs of families of living with disability including the Family Tasks Model which attends to grief mixed with trauma, reconstructing identity, growing through adversity, restructuring roles and responsibilities, creating new meaning. You will have an opportunity to develop skills in family inclusive conversations to better meet individual and family needs.

Course Benefits

On completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify four key dimensions of illness and long-term conditions and how they impact family adaptation
  • Understand the impact of illness and longer-term conditions on the individual and family members such as parents, partners, siblings and children.
  • Develop confidence in holding family inclusive conversations
  • Use the Family Tasks Model as a framework to respond to family needs and promote adaptation and well-being Consider the importance of trauma informed worker self-care and supervision

What You Can Expect

  • Small group activities to ensure the workshop material is relevant to you and to your specific work context
  • Discussions of case examples
  • A collection of relevant readings
  • Passionate and experienced presenters

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