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Adopting child led practice (CBD)

Adopting child led practice (CBD)

A child-led approach considers children as the entry point for supporting growth within families who have experienced intergenerational violence. This is through capitalising on the hope children carry for parents in creating a different future. This approach considers that children bring their own voice, their own experience and their own perspective to the challenges of working to address family violence. They have much to teach us about how to effectively work with their families if we are prepared to listen. This two-day workshop focusses on the theory behind and the application of ‘child-led’ interventions with groups, families and individuals affected by family violence.

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 20 years and how these extend to family, as well as individual work with children. The thinking 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, 23 October 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Extra info: 

Course Code ACLP


Melbourne, CBD


$310 SHS* funded workers

$760 non-SHS* funded workers


Dr Wendy Bunston


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* 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 you are unsure about your SHS status, please check with your organisations Finance Officer or Administration Coordinator.