How to undertake a parenting assessment training course
This training course will equip attendees with the necessary skills to complete a thorough parenting assessment.
The ability to effectively assess the dimensions of parenting capacity lies at the core of social work with children and families. That ability is underpinned by understanding and applying models of human behaviour and motivation and balancing that knowledge with a known history and conclusions drawn from structured observations. The aim is to arrive at a prognosis that is well argued, evidenced that can withstand the rigours of cross-examination.
In this two day course, participants will work through the basics of understanding the letter of instruction and devising an assessment schedule and plan of work that will gather the information needed to answer the points raised in the instruction.
The analytical models applied will be the Framework for the Assessment of Children and Need and their Families and attachment theory. The observational model applied will be the Parent Child Game.
Throughout this step-by-step training, formulations will be used as a means of building a theoretical framework to help determine whether a parent can meet the needs of their child.
The main training modality will be tutor-led teaching, case material discussion and the use of video to practice observation techniques.
The days will begin at 9.30am for registration and tea / coffee, with a prompt 10.00am start, and will end at approx 4.30pm.
A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements of each individual when booking places on this course.
An electronic certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees by email after attendance at the course. This course equates to 14 learning hours.