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Working with the potential for violence when working with young people



This training is for youth workers, staff who work with adolescents in a variety of community settings and home base services such as refugee workers, family support workers, school counsellors and teachers.

The workshop looks at a variety of practical, common sense principles for the prevention and diffusion of violence against youth workers in a variety of community based settings. Though organisations must confront, understand and do all that they can do to prevent violence and its consequences, it is inevitable that community welfare professionals will often have to deal with situations where violence is a possibility or a fact. This course will focus on working with young people and strategies specifically for use with this group.

What to expect from the training:

The trainer: Patricia Kiely is a practising Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children and families in a variety of community and health settings. She worked for UnitingCare Burnside for 21 years, her last role being Manager of the Family Work Program. She is currently Senior Manager, Psychology at Marist Youth Care. She has completed research into the use of Family Group Conferencing in Australia and regularly speaks on this topic at international conferences.

Time: 9.30 - 4.30pm
Cost: $220 (inc GST)
Location: Level 4, 146 Marsden Street, Parramatta 2150


Institute of Family Practice
To register, call or email:
Ph: (02) 8830 0747
Ph: (02) 8830 0755


Last updated: 10 September 2012
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