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Child Youth and Family PG bi-monthly Reflective Group Supervision

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Date: 27 Apr 2021
Time: 4.30 - 6.00pm
Venue: Online
State: Qld
CPD hrs: 1.5
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Organiser: Child Youth and Family Practice Group
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Reflective Group Supervision

When: Tuesday 27 April 2021 - 4.30 - 6.00pm

Venue: ZOOM - tele/videoconferencing - details will be sent those who have registered, on the day of the meeting.

Reflective Group Supervision Flyer

The Child, Youth and Family Practice Group (CYFPG) will be holding quarterly group supervision sessions for social workers. Each quarter will focus on a particular area of practice. The purpose is to support social workers come together, reflect on practice, share practice experience and connect with their social work identity.

Session outline- Working with people young people who display problematic, harmful and abusive sexual behaviour.

Please join two experienced social workers, David Stracey and Toni Cash for an online facilitated reflective conversation.

David Stracey (AMHSW, MSW (Forensic) has a private practice providing assessment and treatment for sexual behaviour issues. He also works at the Mater Family and Youth Counselling Service with adolescents who are referred to a Restorative Justice Conference for sexual offences. David has worked with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours across government and non-government agencies, including remote communities in the NT and at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Toni Cash graduated from University of Queensland in 1986 and has over 30 years in child and family welfare primarily in statutory child protection. Toni has extensive experience in sexual abuse and sexually reactive behaviours in children and young people and a passion for integrated partnerships and how to genuinely partner with children and young people and their families and communities. Toni is passionate about building capacity in the sector.

Reflective Questions:

  • What assumptions do you hold about this situation/issue?
  • What have you got in your toolkit (practice framework) that helps with this work? What else do you need to obtain in your toolkit? How do you get this?
  • What is the role of social workers in supporting people in this working context?
  • What role does power have in this – how are you practising or do you wish to practice in a way that is anti oppressive?
  • How are your supervision/support structures working for you?

Child Youth and Family Practice Group

The purpose of the practice group is to provide a forum for discussing child, youth and family policy and practice from a culturally informed social work perspective. The Practice Group recognises and promotes an emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practice in the child, youth, and family space.

Specifically, the group will:

  • Promote and focus on achieving best practice and emerging research in working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Promote and advocate for the unique contribution social work can bring to child, youth, and family work.
  • Advocate for the professionalisation and recognition of social work within child, youth, and family practice.
  • Prioritise, develop, and advocate for strategies and social policy responses, to inform child, youth, and family practice.
  • Provide a forum for social workers working in child, youth, and family contexts in which contemporary professional issues can be discussed and reflected on.
  • Support social workers in exploring, sharing, reflecting on, and influencing research in the child, youth, and family work speciality area
  • Support social work professional development through sharing and promoting relevant professional development opportunities in the child, youth, and family context (including national and international conferences)

Contact details:

Chloe Warrell - cwarrell@communityliving.org.au and Fotina Hardy fhardy@bigpond.net.au

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers