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A Casework Approach to Working with Vulnerable Families – (CALCVF20191119)

Tuesday November 19, 2019, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$290.00 – $330.00

This one-day workshop aims to provide a theoretical foundation of knowledge & skills within a casework approach when working with vulnerable families.

It covers theoretical frameworks in family work, provides practical guidance and skills on how to establish effective working relationships, engage and support active family participation in case planning and goal setting including working collaboratively to achieve positive meaningful change.


  • Theoretical frameworks
    • General systems theory
    • Social learning theory
    • Attachment theory
    • Ecological systems theory
  • Practical models
    • Trauma informed care & practice
    • Collaborative practice
    • Evidence-based work
    • Strengths-based practice
    • Child centred & family focused
    • Solution-focused approach
    • Holistic approach
    • Therapeutic intervention
    • Culturally sensitive
    • Family sensitive practice approach
  • Case work approach when working with vulnerable families
    • Legislation & ethical practice
    • Documentation
  • Stages of change
    • Supporting families to move from their stuck position
  • Assessment models
    • Child & Family Snapshot
    • Genogram
    • Bio-eco map
  • Engaging families in case planning & goal setting
  • Creative tools to engage vulnerable families
  • Supervision, critical thinking, reflective practice, stress management & self-care for casework practitioners


Learning outcomes

An understanding of:

  • How theoretical frameworks underpin family work
  • How to integrate these theories into practice
  • The various practice models that inform casework with vulnerable families
  • The stages of change and how families might get stuck in some of the stages and how to support this transition towards meaningful sustainable change
  • The principles of effective casework
  • A variety of assessment models to integrate into various work context
  • Variety of tools to engage families in case planning & goal setting
  • Effective communication & building relationships with vulnerable families
  • How to manage complex relationships within a family & work with competing needs
  • Strategies to successfully engage hard-to-reach families and maintain engagement
  • Ensuring case workers participate in supervision, critical thinking and reflective practice
  • Develop stress management & self-care skills

Coffee/Tea facilities available / Lunch provided

If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au.

Registration: To ensure your spot in this session, please enrol above.

Cancellation policy

We will issue a full refund if we cancel the course or reschedule the course.

Participants who withdraw more than 15 days before course commencement will receive a full refund. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the agreed start date, we will be unable to issue a refund.

Course and name transfers may be made if vacancies exist.

If there are extenuating circumstances for your cancellation, please apply in writing, attaching any relevant documentation, such as a medical certificate. Application for special consideration does not guarantee a refund.



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Tuesday November 19, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$290.00 – $330.00
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