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Working together to support families where a parent uses alcohol and/or other drugs

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When: November 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Time: 1:30 pm — 2:00 pm
Where: Online Event

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This webinar will explore opportunities for using collaborative, family-inclusive approaches to support families where a parent uses alcohol and/or other drugs.

Families where a parent uses alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) may need a range of different supports, including from child protection and family support services. Research indicates that when collaboration between these agencies is limited, families are at greater risk of falling through the gaps.

This webinar will build on the learnings from Collaborative practice in child and family welfare: Building practitioners’ competence, focusing on the opportunities that family-inclusive approaches offer in supporting families where a parent uses AOD. In particular, this webinar will outline:

  • Research evidence on the intersections between parental AOD use and child protection concerns
  • Principles and values that underpin the practice of professionals working in AOD and child protection
  • Opportunities and strategies for building cross-sector empathy and working together.

Drawing on case studies developed through a recent Turning Point survey, presenters will reflect on ways that collaboration between AOD and child and family welfare services can help to ensure families get the support they need.