Online Practice Workshops: Part Two

Practice Workshops

10 November / 17 November / 24 November / 1 December / 8 December

These workshops will be held online via Zoom
Places are extremely limited
Workshops $80 each or $275 for combo ticket*

Tickets on sale Thursday 8th October 1pm UTC+0!

* Analysing Harm workshop must be purchased separately and is not included in the combo ticket offer.

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I think it was extremely smooth and wonderful. Most organised webinar yet.

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Breakaways to smaller groups was amazing and so helpful.

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Extremely organised and informative.

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I really appreciate the opportunities to practice and see the concepts modeled and worked through in groups and by Andrew.

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It was great, thank you for taking the time to do this. Please continue after Covid is over as I enjoy the opportunity to learn more and to hear from people of different skills, questions, and experiences.

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It allows for people across the world to share in practice knowledge and experiences.

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It was very clear and a safe place to learn.

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I loved how Andrew spoke about the flow of AI questions, using EARS, breaking down the 3 types...very helpful. I loved the practice forums as well. I will do my best to never again be a "nodding dog"!

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It was such a refreshing experience. I have been struggling with work and this was so encouraging.

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Love the breakout sessions and interacting with people from around the world more personally. 

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I think everyone did an exceptional job at making the online experience as good as it can be.

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I appreciated both seeing and hearing Andrew talk to the purpose and the how to of AI again. Hearing those little nuggets of wisdom, I hadn't picked up on before. And of course the sharp reminder of the value of AI. I appreciated the 'to the point and considered' content that was equally informative and reflective. I really appreciated the opportunity to learn from people from around the globe and hear their experiences and questions! I appreciated Andrew's personable, humble and plain talking style as always and see him lead an AI. I also appreciated the background support from everyone involved.

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I really enjoyed Andrew facilitating the discussion with Kimly as I learned many new skills about patience, and re-focusing the conversation in a way that keeps the person feeling respected throughout the conversation. He truly showed us how to be curious with our questions.

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The breakout sessions still allowed for a lot of interaction, and I appreciated the practice.

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So very well organised and supported.

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Was nice to be in small groups with people from around the world.

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Please offer more in the future, these are great to keep fresh and practice.

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The practice exercises were excellent in solidifying the workflow and working through the timeline.

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Really informative and great energy!

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Interactive and getting to work in groups, really clear and good explanations of the process.

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Just thank you so much for making this available!!!!!!

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The break out room was a great addition to the training, it allowed us to really brainstorm with each other. Also, Pene's knowledge of the case that was brought forward made it easy to feel like the family was known to me.

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Enjoyed it very much, got me thinking and energised for sure.

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Pene is so knowledgeable and brought clarity to me in the areas that I needed it. Very helpful and practical. I have lots to bring back to my practice.

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I found the whole workshop and how it was presented to be very helpful an informative. Sharing the documents was greatly appreciated.

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Really nice sense of a global community and shared learning. Lovely atmosphere and tone which is not a given for an online course so well done 🙂

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Really skilful presentation from Pene - good pace, and good amount of content. Worked really well to have Pene deliver the content and some attention to questions but not too much that it distracted from the key messages.

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I enjoyed being with people around the world who use Signs of Safety and their experiences with the practice.

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It was clear, allowed space for different types of engagement to keep the user interested. It was good to hear from others internationally, and to have that virtual space to talk.  

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I really enjoyed it and thought the delivery and platform was very good. It would encourage me to do another one. Thank you.

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It was very clear, followed a good structure and the mix of input was good to sustain attention on screen for 3 hours.

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The presenters were very knowledgeable and passionate about the work.

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I appreciate this being offered. The content is most helpful [to] the work we are doing and I plan to use in our organisation.

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The breakout rooms were seamless and provided good opportunity to work through the case.

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It was a pleasure learning directly from Andrew, and experienced SOS leaders within each break out group. Thank you for this experience.

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It is a great way to get people from all over and flexible: no travel.

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Everyone was so helpful and patient and it was so smooth, even online. The content was clear and easy to follow.

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I am really enjoying the course! Thank you so much for offering it online.

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So well organised, that was clear. Smooth transitions and good control of the group.

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Andrew moved through it at a really good pace, it would have been clear for people of varying experience levels. I appreciated the balance of teaching and small group work and the resources were fantastic for my future work.

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Relaxed, informal feel yet professional interface.

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Just really enjoyed the programme. No matter how often I have a session [I] always get something new from it. Really makes me understand the importance of slowing down my thinking.

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The session was really well organised. I did not feel I was missing out on anything or that the workshop was missing anything by being online. I really enjoyed the pace and felt that the key messages kept coming across and loads of reminders of the principles of SofS throughout i.e. importance of DS/ SG and SS, the questioning approach etc.

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Delivered in friendly language for anyone to understand across their SOS journey. The presenters are passionate about the topics, this is appreciated! Also appreciate real life case examples and practising within session.

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It was amazing - great learning opportunity! Can’t wait to participate in more.

We are really excited to announce the release of Part Two of our extremely popular online practice workshops!

This series of five online, three-hour practice workshops will focus on building practitioner’s skills in applying Signs of Safety in their everyday work with children, parents, their support network and professional partners. Please note that the Analysing Harm workshop is a repeat of the online workshop previously held on 6th August 2020.

Here are the dates and details of the five online workshops, plus the theme of each workshop. 

10th November: Middle Column, Existing Strengths, Existing Safety
1.00pm – 4.00pm UTC+0

17th November: My Three Houses
1.00pm – 4.00pm UTC+0

24th November: Words and Pictures
1.00pm – 4.00pm UTC+0

1st December: Finding, Informing and Involving Networks
1.00pm – 4.00pm UTC+0

8th December: Analysing Harm
1.00pm – 4.00pm UTC+0

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Practice Workshops
10th November: Middle Column, Existing Strengths, Existing Safety
Led by Pene Turnell

Children’s services assessment and practice tends always to become problem saturated. Abuse, danger and harm should never be minimised (when we do, that’s called naïve or dangerous practice) and to build solutions and safety, as Pene Turnell says, ‘we need to learn to hang out in the middle column’. Building safety and wellbeing for vulnerable children should always begin by rigorously focusing on the ways families are already doing this no matter how small their successes. In leading this workshop, Pene will bring both enthusiasm and practical ideas so participants can be more effective in hanging out in the middle column in ways that energise and focus their work with families and children.

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17th November: My Three Houses
Led by Andrew Turnell

Children involved with children’s services often feel like they are ‘pawns in big people’s games’ and have little say and choice in what happens to them. We all know we need to involve children in the child protection work we do with them and their families and also know there are challenges in doing so. The My Three Houses tool was created and refined by child protection practitioners and provides a practical, straightforward method for involving children in the work. Andrew was involved in the initial creation of the method in New Zealand in the early 2000s and in refining and documenting its use around the world since that time. In this workshop, Andrew will draw on that experience to explore questions participants have about using the tool, share examples including adaptations of the tool, present the usual process for using the My Three Houses and discuss how to address some of the challenges that often arise in involving children in child protection work.

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24th November: Words and Pictures
Led by Pene Turnell

The majority of children caught up in child protection do not understand why children’s services is involved and if they are in care, why they cannot live with the own family. Children are often confused because that have been told or overheard many different conflicting stories. For parents there is also usually a huge amount of shame connected to the abuse and neglect that brought children’s service into their lives and it is usually very hard for them to find words to speak about the problems. The Words and Pictures work addresses the trauma and secrecy by creating an explanation for the children with the parents. The Words and Pictures story then become the foundation, and 50% of safety planning because you can’t safety plan what you can’t talk about. Pene loves Words and Pictures work, and has used it extensively in her own practice and supported many practitioners applying the method in their casework. Pene will explain and provide examples of Words and Pictures work, explore the challenges of this practice and spell out steps involved in creating and presenting a Words and Pictures story with the parents and family.

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1st December: Finding, Informing and Involving Networks
Led by Andrew Turnell

We all know the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” and we would all want to be involved in what happens if child protection is working with a child connected to us; whether we live next door or on the other side of the world. The reality is that our systems tend to foster business-as-usual practice that focuses on professional services for parents and practitioners taking responsibility for everything. In this workshop, Andrew will explore with participants how practitioners can do a better job of finding, informing and involving naturally connected support networks around the children and their parents in all aspects of child protection practice.

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8th December: Analysing Harm
Led by Pene Turnell

Child protection cases are opened because concerns are raised that a child has been hurt or neglected. To make good decisions in any child abuse case it is essential that practitioners have the ability to carefully and consistently analyse the detail of the harm.
This workshop is a repeat of the online workshop originally held on 6th August 2020.

Registration

  • Tickets on sale this Thursday 8th October 1pm UTC+0.
  • These three-hour workshops will be interactive and therefore places are extremely limited for each session.
  • Each participant must register individually and attend using their own computer so they can fully participate in the group and breakout activities.
  • This will be an interactive practice workshop. To help facilitate this, we ask all participants to be on audio and video for the session. Please join from a computer with good internet connectivity (to the best of your ability) with a webcam and use a set of headphones with a microphone. Using headphones with a microphone rather than your computer’s built-in speakers and microphone will improve the quality of your audio and help improve everybody’s experience of the workshop. If you will be using your organisation’s equipment, please ensure you can access Zoom or arrange to use equipment that can.
  • Workshops are AUD$80 per person or AUD$275 per person for a combo registration for 4 workshops (save $45). Please note the Analysing Harm workshop is not included in the combo ticket and can only be purchased separately.
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will be sent all the information you need to participate in the Zoom workshop including Zoom meeting ID and password at least 48 hours prior to the workshop commencing. If you haven’t received your email with Zoom details by the day of the workshop, please remember to check your Junk folder for these details or contact events@signsofsafety.net urgently so you don’t miss out!