Professional Development

Supporting Safe Practice – Preventing Professional Dangerousness

Child fatality reviews continue to show us that while families engage in dangerous dynamics that lead to harm so unfortunately can the professionals and agencies working with them. Inadvertently contributing to a poor outcome for a child, young person, or family member can have a devastating effect on workers and often leads to resignation from the profession.

Drawing on a range of research, this one-day (two 3-hour online) workshop provides an in-depth look at the concept of professional dangerousness in relation to child and family work and explores individual and organisation dangerous dynamics that can occur. It examines the interactional patterns that can contribute to professional dangerousness and offers strategies to prevent it from an individual and agency perspective.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify interactional patterns between families, workers, and agencies.
  2. Describe the concept of professional dangerousness.
  3. Name individual dangerous dynamics.
  4. Describe the concept of hostage theory.
  5. Describe the professional accommodation syndrome.
  6. Identify agency and inter-agency professional dangerousness dynamics.
  7. Identify individual and agency strategies to prevent professional dangerousness.

Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services

Facilitator

Dr Nicki Weld is the primary creator of the Three Houses Tool. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland and Director of CNZN Ltd, New Zealand, which provides international and national training, facilitation, and professional supervision. Nicki has held various social service and child protection roles, including professional leader for social work in general health, senior social worker, supervisor, senior child protection trainer, and as a national social work advisor within the New Zealand government sector and non -government sector.

 

To participate in this event you must have access to a seperate PC with video capabilities and a reliable internet connection.

REGISTER NOW! PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO ENSURE THAT YOU EXPERIENCE A HIGH LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT AND INTERACTIVITY.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email info@leadpda.org.au

Code: WS2525,26

 

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Online Workshop

Date

Thursday - Thursday 16 - 30 May 2024
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Time

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

More Info

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Labels

Online Workshop

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

  • Member: $72.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $120.00 + GST

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