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This workshop explores the challenge of developing group work programs that work effectively with the challenging issues experienced in vulnerable communities. Often programs work best when they cater for a variety of learning styles and address multiple issues in appropriate ways and with various target groups. Group work programs may involve (Association for Specialists in Group Work Specialisations):

Work task groups (such as playgroups)
Pychoeducational groups (i.e. parenting groups)
Counselling groups (i.e. emotional support groups)

Effective group work programs respond creatively to the following characteristics experienced within vulnerable service users’ lives (O’Brien, 1991). Vulnerable group members are described as having:

Lack of basic trust
Negative experiences in traditional learning situations
Cognitively some parents have difficulty conceptualising
Deprived Childhood experiences
Low self esteem
Crisis - ridden lifestyles
Lack of experience in group situations
Difficulty in implementing techniques described.

Outcomes for the workshop:

Review challenges for working with vulnerable communities
Identify best practice group work standards
Explore ways to respond creatively to the challenges experienced within vulnerable service users’ lives
Reflect on own context
Develop an action plan to develop groups in your own communities.

When: Friday 4th September 2015 from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: Relationships Australia Training Room - Level 2, 175 Castlereagh St, Sydney 2001 (Near the corner of Park and Castlereagh Streets)

Cost: $180.00 (IGL members) or $220.00 (non IGL members) - (GST is not applicable). Morning tea and afternoon tea provided. Lunch is not provided.

To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you.

The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.

Facilitator: Andrew King

Andrew is a consultant trainer and program developer in group work, working with men and strengths based practice. He is the Deputy-Chairperson for the Institute of Group Leaders and a specialist trainer in group work and trains professionals throughout Australia in ‘working with men’. He is also an experienced practitioner and has published a range of professional articles who has worked in adolescent drug and alcohol and young people with a mental illness programs and coordinated a large fathers’ centre.
Andrew’s work career has involved working with teenagers who have drug and alcohol problems, young people with a mental health issues, parenting education, coordinating a fathers’ centre and managing training for professionals interested in group work or working with men.
Cost: $180
Location: Relationships Australia Training Room - Level 2,, 175 Castlereagh St (Near the corner of Park and Castlereagh Streets)
Suburb: SYDNEY
Postcode: 2000
District: Sydney District

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Event Leader/Facilitator
Andrew King
Practitioner in
9:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Friday, 04 September 2015
Specifically For
Parenting course
Positive parenting
Positive relationships
Single parents
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