Collaborative child focus and develop best practice
This highly practical and experiential workshop is based on best practice principles that underpin clinical work in order to improve the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the role and needs of children are considered by the practitioner and parents at all times and that the interests of the child/ren are paramount.
Learn how to focus on children’s issues in all aspects of clinical practice
Apply practical techniques through role-play and demonstration that will easily translate to child focused work with parents
Assimilate ways to support parents to maintain child focus in all planning and actions
Understand the importance of critical timeframes in childhood development
Apply specific neuro-developmental information and needs of children in all clinical interventions
Promote a collaborative child focus approach in order to promote parental alliance
Understand the implications of child protection
Karen Morris is a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer with over 30 years’ experience in clinical and operational management. She has served as a CEO in the not-for-profit sector and developed a range of evidence-based programs and services including work with disadvantaged and disenfranchised clients. Karen’s passion is clinical work, and has developed cutting edge programs and resources for both adults and children. Her key areas of expertise and interest are relationship counselling, supervision, working with children and management coaching. Karen currently holds the position of Principal Practitioner at FMC Relationship Services Victoria, and is also a Director at People Potential Group, a private consultancy providing services in Clinical Supervision, Staff Coaching, and Professional Development.