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Working with adolescent family violence: applying the evidence to family work (CBD) (CALAFV202000505)

Tuesday May 5, 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


This workshop explores the issue of adolescent family violence and concurrent adolescent/parent work and parent only work.  It explores similarities and differences to adult family violence and how these differences influence practice.    It explores the tension between family safety and taking steps to effect change through utilising motivational interviewing, family systems approaches, nonviolent resistance and restorative practice.


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain clarity about the difference between working with adolescent family violence, adult family violence and adolescents t intimate partner violence
  • Learn and practice motivational interviewing and engagement skills
  • Explore the benefits of a systemic family approach, even when working with only one family member

  • How to use strengths-based approaches when working with adolescents and families

  • Understanding the concept of non violent resistance and its applicability in working with adolescent family violence

  • Learn and practice strategies for intervention.


Who should attend?

This workshop will benefit anyone who works with children, young people and families where there is adolescent family violence. This includes social workers, case managers, carers, youth workers, teachers, school-based staff, nurses, mental health workers and counsellors.


Tea and coffee facilities available and lunch provided.

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

Please note: Payment is required prior to the training date

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 contact 9614 1577 or email the training coordinator at training@cfecfw.asn.au.



Tuesday May 5, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
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