In 2013 the Centre will offer training in Family Group Conferencing.
Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is a participative and human rights influenced approach to decision-making. It offers family members and their supporters an opportunity to make decisions and propose plans relating to the welfare of one of their own. It is a practice that appeals to working with a broad range of clients, e.g. in the areas of kinship, family separation, education, youth justice, early childhood, the aged and child protection. With careful preparation and duty of care to participants FGC has yielded positive outcomes working for those who are affected by mental health, disability, loss and grief, substance misuse, family violence and child abuse.
At the completion of this program you will be able to:
This program aims to share the principles of Family Group Conferencing with practitioners from a range of practice areas e.g. Disability, CALD, Mental Health, Education, Youth Justice, Family Relationship Centres, Family Services, Child Protection, Kinship Care, Residential Care and more.
Angela McCullagh has 25 years’ experience in the child and family welfare sector and 15 years of experience in Family Group Conferencing in Child Protection. In 2002 she co-developed the pioneering Aboriginal Family Decision Making Program in Hume Region in conjunction with Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative and advocated its successful adoption into the Victorian state-wide child protection program. In 2007, within a partnership including Dept. of Education, Victoria Police and a Community Health Agency she aligned the practice of Family Group Conferencing and Restorative practices to support vulnerable students at risk of disengaging from education and those at risk of anti-social behaviour eg bullying.
Mon 4th & Tues 5th February 2013
$446 incl GST for Members
8.45am for a 9am start
The registration form is available here.