Course length: 1 day
Who should attend?
This course has been developed for disability and community sector workers providing front line support to people with cognitive disability who are leaving custody and transitioning back to the community.
The purpose of this course is to increase the awareness of support workers to the challenges experienced by people with cognitive disability, who are exiting custody and transitioning to the community.
The training aims to equip workers with the skills to support clients to mitigate risk of harm while transitioning from a custodial environment, to develop strengths and protective factors that may reduce the risk of re-offending, and identify the need for referral to ensure holistic support networks are established.
Outcomes from the workshop
By the end of the workshop, it is expected that participants will:
- Have developed an understanding of how our own values, beliefs and attitudes can impact on our interactions when providing post release support to clients.
- Be able to assess their own skills, set against the support needs of the client, and make appropriate referrals.
- Have gained increased awareness of how stress, crisis and trauma associated with custody and release into the community can impact on successful engagement and communication with clients.
- Have developed an understanding of the barriers clients with cognitive disability experience following release from custody, and how to support clients to address these barriers.
- Gain the skills to identify risk and protective factors, and incorporate strategies to respond to these factors into support plans – with the aim of reducing the risk of returning to custody.
- Gain an understanding of the Good Lives Model principles, and how these can be applied, to support people to reduce offending behaviours.
- Have developed awareness of Trauma Informed Care practices and can apply these in their roles.
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