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Date: 21 April
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Cost: $88 incl
can service providers’ partner with families in reshaping services to engage
families who are considered ‘hard to reach’ continues to stump family focused
organisations in most contexts. It can be difficult knowing where to start when
planning change to ensure that services are accessible to families who
experience adversity. This short seminar is designed for service providers who
are seeking to work towards making their services more accessible to parents
who are disengaged from services.
About the facilitator
Paul Prichard’s career has
focused predominantly on the provision of services for individuals and families
who view the service system with suspicion. He has made a significant
contribution to the family support field influencing approaches to parent
engagement across Australia. His work has culminated in a PhD titled
Transformations in parenting: New possibilities through peer-led interventions.
the truth about why families choose to avoid our services might be a bit uncomfortable, but
it could provide helpful information about what we need to change.
when we are inspired to make changes to ensure that our service is as engaging
as can be, it can be tough to know where to start. How might a local service
model look if it were truly shaped and influenced by the families it is intended
How can we enter into a genuine partnership with families to redevelop
what we do and how we do it?
one day workshop explores the concept of parent engagement from the perspective
of families who are service resistant. The workshop helps practitioners to
engage, identify and employ strategies that promote and support parent
engagement within and across services.
To increase participants’ understanding of:
outcome: Participants are able to identify and employ strategies to
promote and support parent engagement within and across services.
Duration: 1 day
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The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.