Restoration Intensive Practice: preparing children, young people and their families before, during and after restoration.

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

Participants will appreciate the need for preparation and support of children and their families before, during and after restoration, particularly as children and their families have experienced many layers of trauma.

Foster carers can be central to providing the support children need during restoration and supporting and coaching birth families to demonstrate progress in the six domains of quality contact or family time. Workers will recognise the practice of partnering and relationship building between birth parents and foster carers in the restoration process is in the best interests of the child/ren.

The workshop will provide the most current practice approaches to preparing children and their families for restoration and provides tools and ideas for workers to build bridges between families and foster carers add to their practice toolbox.

At the completion of this two day workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the trauma both children and birth parents have experienced before and during the removal process and how this influences restoration work
  • Describe the six dimensions of contact or family time
  • Develop strategies to promote opportunities for birth parents to demonstrate safety and increasing parenting capacity
  • Promote relationship building between foster carers and birth families.

Who should attend?

Caseworkers, Team Leaders and Program Managers involved in restoration casework in FACS and NSW Funded Service Providers that hold restoration contracts with FACS NSW.