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Assessing for Parenting Capacity eWorkshop- 10 and 17 May-2022

May 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST


This eWorkshop is for anyone who works with children, young people and their families whose role it is to assess the capacity of the parent or parents to care for their child and use this assessment to plan an effective intervention, where needed, to improve the parenting that the child or young person receives.

The webinar will cover:

  • the dimensions of parenting capacity;

  • different sources of information that may be used to assess for parenting capacity and how to integrate that information into a well formulated plan;

  • observation and interviewing skills in relation to assessing for parenting capacity;

  • the dimensions of parent-child interaction;

  • observation and interviewing skills in relation to assessing parent-child interaction and; an introduction to preparing reports on parenting capacity and parent-child interaction.

The workshop will also include information on giving evidence in court.

At the end of the training the participants will:

  • have developed their understanding of the different dimensions of parenting capacity;

  • understand the need to obtain information, where possible, through a range of methods and sources when assessing for parenting capacity;

  • have developed their skills in case notes and record keeping and in report writing;

  • be better able to provide evidence in court.

As most of us know by now, online training can be tiring when conducted over one day. To combat this, we have arranged the 6 hours of training spread out over two Tuesdays to ensure engagement and reduce workshop fatigue.

When: Tuesday 10th May and 17th May 2022 from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day.

Where: Online eWorkshop via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom details when payment is received.

Cost: The early bird booking is $330.00 (GST incl) if registered before 26th April 2022. If registering after 26th April 2022 then the Full Price is $385.00 (GST incl). Payment is required prior to attending the eWorkshop.

To register: Register and complete payment. 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: David Cherry

David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been working for over 40 years. David worked for over 14 years with children, young people and their families where the children could not live at home because of concerns over abuse and neglect. During that time David was responsible for working with the parents to assist them in developing their capacity to care for their children. In addition, David was responsible, with others, for supporting the staff caring for the children to provide the best environment possible while the children were in out of home care.


Andrew King

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