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Adopting child-led practice

Adopting child-led practice

Adopting ‘child-led’ practices challenges ideas of ownership in families where there is violence. This two-day workshop on ‘child-led’ interventions with groups, families and individuals affected by family violence. Presented by Wendy Bunston & Tara Pavlidis.

The workshop will present on the material produced by the multi-award winning group work program PARKAS (Parents Accepting Responsibility Kids Are Safe) and beyond. It will examine a range of group work interventions that have evolved through adopting ‘child-led’ practices over 16 years and how these extend to family, as well as individual work with children. The theory underpinning ‘child-led’ work will be explored, models of practice demonstrated and ‘hands on’ strategies and resources provided. This workshop will provide an exciting learning opportunity for those new to working with children and a wonderful refresher for those experienced in the joys, trials and tribulations of this specialised area of practice.


Monday, 16 March 2015 - 9:30am to Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 4:30pm

Extra info: 

Course Code: ACLP315


Victoria University, Melbourne CBD. Information regarding venue and any pre-reading will be forwarded with confirmation email.


$220 SHS* funded workers

$500 non-SHS* funded workers



* SHS (formerly SAAP) stands for Specialist Homelessness Services.

Most domestic violence and housing/homelessness services are funded under the SHS Program through the Department of Human Services.

If unsure about your SHS status, please check with your organisation's Finance Officer or Administration Coordinator.