If you work with young people, you have one of the most challenging and yet rewarding of jobs. You must respect young people’s rights to autonomy while having a developmental focus and also taking into account issues such as trauma and loss which influence individual needs. This workshop looks in particular at how to support young people to make positive linkages with family and community to help meet identified needs. We examine the concept of ‘optimal connectedness’ and what this means in tricky situations where family functioning appears counter to a young person’s interests. We consider the balancing act of working through relationship to support sustainable connections with others, especially with ‘disconnected’ young people and those whose lives are impacted by complex issues.
Who should attend?
Workers in youth support services, child safety and residential care workers, transition to independence workers, youth justice officers, youth counsellors, community workers with a focus on youth work.
- August 3, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm