Neglect and Other Complex Cases: Assessing Parenting and Parental Capacity for Change (A two part interactive webinar)
Date & Time:
Neglect and Other Complex Cases: Assessing Parenting and Parental Capacity for Change
(A two part interactive webinar)
Before applying for this workshop, please note the following conditions:
Neglect & Other Complex cases is usually a whole day course, but we understand that webinars can be quite demanding so we intend to spread the learning over two sessions, with possible exercises to complete at home / in the office (beforehand, in-between and after). Both webinar sessions will be a maximum 3 hours in length.
Please only apply if you can attend both sessions.
You MUST attend both sessions and complete the evaluation to achieve accreditation and receive your certificate.
Webinar/ Virtual Training, Please note that these training sessions will use the ZOOM app. Once registered, and nearer the date, you will be sent a ZOOM invite, and pre-course information via email that includes a link for you to download the FREE app and further instructions of how to access the training.
Assessing parenting is a central task for practitioners across agencies who are working with vulnerable children, young people and their families particularly in cases of neglect but also other complex cases where there are long running concerns. It is important that practitioners in a range of different roles therefore have a strong framework for understanding the parenting role and tasks and also models of change. This course will provide such models but also focus on the practical process of assessing parenting and capacity for change.
Target Group: Groups 3 - 5 Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns
Aims & Objectives:
By the end of this two part webinar participants will have the opportunity to explore
- Frameworks for understanding parenting and the expectations we have of parents both in terms of parenting but also in the assessment process
- Tools that can help assess parenting and the capacity for change
- The significance of social histories in assessing parenting and the capacity for change
- Strategies for engaging parents in the assessment process
- How the information gathered in an assessment can be analysed particularly in relation to the capacity for change within the child’s timescales
- How pitfalls such as disguised compliance or the start again syndrome can be avoided in the assessment process