Improving Outcomes for Parents With Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families – Practice Forum
Presented by the Community Living Association
ARE YOU A PRACTITIONER ENGAGING WITH FAMILIES WHERE THE PARENT HAS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY? WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A PRACTICE FORUM!
Date – 13th July 2022
Time – 9 am – 4 pm
Place – Warner Hall, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
Cost: $30 per person (including lunch)
Registration – Please email your contact details and any food requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. to register.
If you would like further information please contact Renee Mills on 0407 385 701.
Please note you are welcome to attend specific sessions or the whole day.
Session 1 – 9 am – 10:30 am Parenting Capacity Assessments – Facilitated by Dr. Susan Collings.
Dr Susan Collings (Senior Research Fellow and Program Lead, Disability and Child Protection, Research Centre for Children and Families, University of Sydney) will share findings from co-design research about integrated support for parents with intersecting parenting and disability-related needs by the NDIS and mainstream family support services. She will also share a practice resource to improve parenting capacity assessments with parents with intellectual disability which was developed for a range of professionals including assessment clinicians and report writers, caseworkers, lawyers, magistrates and child protection workers.
Session 2 – 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Facilitated discussion exploring key themes arising in practice to build understanding of the challenges and capacity across the sector. Themes may include intersection of domestic violence, child protection, homelessness, resources.
Session 3 – 1 pm – 2:30 pm – Parent perspectives, practice perspectives
In this session, parent experts will share their wisdom gained through their lived experience, to build participant’s understanding and knowledge of practice in this context. Parents will present alongside organisations they partner with to make a difference in this space, including Community Living Association, WWILD, QDN, and Micah (Family Inclusion Network).
Session 4 – 2:45 pm – 4 pm – Where to from here?
An opportunity to look forwards to discuss the next steps towards improving outcomes for parents and families where a parent has an intellectual disability.