Supporting families: An introduction to complex and Troubled families
An exploration of policy and the evidence base applied to practice
There are well established family support services and interventions both within Local Authorities and in the PVI sector. Alongside this the governments ‘Troubled Families’ agenda, now rolling out phase 2 has ben established in many Local Authorities, taking different forms.
In recent times, there has been a shift toward a more pro-active stance in relation to the wellbeing of populations across the life cycle. There is also recognition of the need to refocus interventions over so that professionals and agencies become preventative rather than reactive, and holistic with a multiagency focus.
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Part 1 Morning: Introduction
- Definitions of family support (Definitions & types of support)
- The policy context of Troubled Families- an overview
- Thinking ecologically & Whole family approach- an overview of this theoretical and practical perspective
- The role of multi agencies in families lives- families experiences
- Strengths and Working ‘with’ as a focus
Part 2 Afternoon: Supporting families: The key worker role
- Exploring resilience and social support- how to strengthen these
- Developing social and human capital
- Systemic practice- individual and structural context
- Multi-agency/networking- different levels of involvement
Course Tutor - Mary Shannon
Mary Shannon is a Lecturer in Social Work: qualified Social Worker with substantial experience in Children & Families and a specific MA qualification in Family Support. Has undertaken research& published in the area of Family Support.
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Participants will have developed knowledge and skills in the following:
- Definitions of family support
- The policy context of Troubled Families
- Thinking ecologically
- Whole family approach
- The role of multi agencies in families lives
- Strengths and Working ‘with’
Who should attend?
This study day is ideal for
- Multi agency practitioners who have some contact/involvement with Troubled families/family support projects. Those involved in Troubled families ‘lite’ programmes or in general supportive roles
- Practitioners or key workers who have substantial involvement with families/ projects seeking to develop their knowledge/skills.