On Wednesday 16th May 10 am, the inaugural acquired brain injury (ABI) Family Sensitive Practice Innovation Grant, will be awarded to one of 6 students who completed disability workplace projects as part of The Bouverie Centre’s Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy course.
The Innovation Grant is funded by Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS), Disability Services and is valued at $3000.
‘The workplace projects were introduced to the Graduate Certificate course in 2010 as part of our commitment to supporting students to take their learning into the workplace. Each student conducts and generates a small service innovation for families affected by acquired brain injury as part of the course,’ says Dr Jeff Young, Director, The Bouverie Centre.
The Innovation Grant, funded by Disability Services, further strengthens a partnership between Bouverie and Disability Services, now entering its 8th year.
‘Since 2004 Disability Services has provided annual funding for 6 students from the disability sector to complete the Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy with a focus on developing skills in working with acquired brain injury’ says Dr Young.
‘The workplace projects are an important extension of the course curriculum focusing on workplace improvements in family sensitive practice in the disability sector. It is another way The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University can have a real impact on the community, via the state-wide ABI service system,’ says Dr Young.
‘The projects are varied and all deliver important improvements to services for families affected by ABI,’ says Dr Young.
All students will present their projects to the Victorian Coalition of ABI Service Providers network meeting (VCASP) on Wednesday 16th March, at The Bouverie Centre. The recipient of the Innovation Grant will be awarded by Dr Young and Ms. Vanessa Robinson, Senior Project Officer, Disability Service Division.
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