LiDs December Seminar

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Professor Lisa Brophy on Reducing Coercive Practice And Professor Christine Bigby on Active Support structures and processes

Wednesday 12 December 2018 03:00 pm until Wednesday 12 December 2018 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Sophia Tipping; 03 9479 5740
Presented by:
Living with Disability Research Centre
Type of Event:
Current Student: Postgraduate; Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training

3:00 pm - Professor Christine Bigby, Director of the Living with Disability Research Centre

Organisational structures and processes associated with the successful implementation of Active Support

Active Support has been adopted as a practice for direct support staff by disability support organisations across Australia. This longitudinal study, which commenced in 2009, aimed to identify the factors associated with higher levels of Active Support. The 2017 data set involved 340 residents from 89 group homes managed by 14 organisations. The focus of this presentation is the qualitative data collected through interviews with senior managers and document analysis. The interpretative analysis identified three overarching categories; focus on practice and active support among senior managers; organisation of practice leadership, and; coherence of documentation. The pattern of categories in each organisation was compared and showed considerable differences.  However, the six most highly performing organisations in terms of quality of active support had a common pattern of strong support for practice among senior leaders of the organisation and features of practice leadership such as being close to the front line and concentrated in one position rather than dispersed across several. These findings have implications for the recruitment and orientation of senior managers and the types of enquiries consumers might make about services.

4:00 pm - Professor Lisa Brophy, Discipline Lead Social Work, Community and Clinical Allied Health

Efforts to Reduce Coercive Practice in Mental Health Service Delivery in Victoria

There are multiple forces driving the need to reduce coercive interventions in Mental Health Service Delivery in Victoria, including the Recovery Movement, the Convention on the Rights of Person’s with a Disability (CRPD), the contribution of people with lived experience to the mental health workforce and advocacy, as well as research evidence. This system transformation is occurring at the intersection of practice, ethics, rights, policy and law. In this presentation I will discuss a range of projects I have been involved in that are making a contribution to these efforts.


HS1 203, Large School Conference room.

Car park 1, la Trobe. Bundoora



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