Professional Development

Working with Families Living in a Complex Environment

Families living in complex environments can present with an array of intersecting challenges. This can make it difficult for workers who try to provide a range of interventions that address multiple vulnerabilities. The workshop will provide participants with a range of evidence-based strategies and tools that build a family-centred, partnership approach to working with families living with complex vulnerabilities and adversities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • increased knowledge of the intersection of adverse life experiences and the development of vulnerabilities across the spectrum;
  • increased skills and confidence in developing and sustaining meaningful engagement with client families ;
  • increased confidence in managing and prioritising the mix of client issues and desired outcomes, and
  • increased knowledge and skills for managing their own wellbeing and effectiveness while providing support to families living in complex environments.


Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services


Angharad Candlin is a Registered Psychologist, Board Authorised Supervisor and Adjunct Fellow with Macquarie University’s Department of Psychology.  She has been practising for nearly 30 years and has always worked with children, adolescents and parents.  Angharad has a long history working in the field of adoption and parent education.  She is the lead author of two, internationally recognised parenting programs; Keeping Kids in Mind and My Kids and Me.  My Kids and Me also achieved Gold Standard Accreditation with the Institute of Group Leaders and won the CSSA Award for Most Innovative New Program in 2014.  Angharad regularly facilitates a number of parenting courses as well as supporting parents individually.  She also trains, supervises and mentors practitioners in a number of areas including parent coaching, working with trauma and group facilitation skills.  She regularly speaks at conferences and parenting events and is called on for comment by the media regarding parenting issues.


Use July2020 code to get 50% discount

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

More Information

LEAD, ph (02 9620 6172) or email

Code: WS2101

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Online Workshop


Thursday 23 July 2020


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

More Info



Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $40.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $55.00 + GST

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