Parent Assessment for Restoration Tool Familiarisation (Step by Step)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Assessing parents for the return home of their children is challenging. Parent assessors must have relevant knowledge about good restoration practice.

This is a two-part course:

  • The first part is a self-paced distance-learning course entitled Foundations for Good Restoration Practice. In order to be able to assess if a parent has the capacity to safely care for their child/ren, assessors must be able to understand key messages from research, be aware of parental capacity to change, and work in a culturally competent and trauma informed way. The assessment tasks for this course may take 6-8 hours to complete and must be successfully completed before attending the face-to-face component. One task requires contact with a parent. If your role does not allow this, you won’t be able to complete this course.
  • The second part is a one day face to face session that will familiarise you with the new Step by Step Parent Assessment Tool, and examine some key practice issues in developing parent case plan goals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand research on parental capacity to change
  • Understand how to change a case plan goal to restoration
  • Understand how to prepare for an assessment including safe work practices
  • Understand how to assess the quality of family time
  • Understand how to undertake and write up a Step by Step Parent Assessment
  • Understand how to develop Worry and Goal Statements
  • Understand court process for restoration

Who should attend?

Assessors who have some experience in completing Step by Step CARER assessments but who are new to PARENT assessments

All participants receive a Step by Step Parent Assessment Manual worth $100