REALITY CHECK: IMPROVING SERVICE DELIVERY

TO MULTI-CHALLENGED FAMILIES


On June 6, 2013, Shawna, Lana, Jackie and Robert collaborated to deliver a 2 day workshop:  Reality Check:  Improving Service Delivery to Multi-challenged Families.  The workshop was well received and promises to be the first of a series of such collaborations.  Below is listed the the workshop agenda and PDF versions of the presentations delivered on that day.


MacLean, Lana (June 7, 2013).  Working with African Nova Scotian Youth: clinical challenges and creative opportunities.  Presentation made during Reality Check:  Improving Service Delivery to Multi-challenged Clients, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Barkley, Jacqueline (June 6, 2013). The Social Context of Our Work.  Presentation made during Reality Check: Improving Service Delivery to Multi-challenged Clients, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Wright, R. S. (June 6, 2013).  Reality Check:  Improving Service Delivery to Multi-challenged Clients, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Hoyte, S. Y. (June7, 2013).  Law & Policy:  Working with Multi-Challenged Families.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.



 

Thursday, June 6, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Friday, June 7, 9:00am – 4:00pm


King’s College, Alumni Hall

6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 


PRESENTERS:

ROBERT WRIGHT, MSW, RSW

JACKIE BARKLEY, MSW, RSW

LANA  MAC LEAN, MSW, RSW

SHAWNA  Y. HOYTE, Q.C., MSW, RSW


This training will be an excellent event for mental health practitioners, social workers, youth care workers, lawyers, educators, criminal justice professionals and others who work with multi-challenged families.


Daily Agenda

June 6, 2013

8:30 AM          Registration


9:00 AM          Introduction of Presenters


9:30 AM          Why This Conference: Understanding the Limitations in our Current Systems and Approaches & Principles of Cultural Competence –
Robert S Wright, MSW, RSW
(Robert is an African Nova Scotian social worker who has had a diverse practice in clinical, community, education, and Agency settings.  He served as the executive director of Nova Scotia’s Child and Youth Strategy until July 2010)


10:30 AM        Nutrition Break


10:45 AM        Exercise on Understanding Differing Locations


12:00 PM        Lunch


1:00 PM          Understanding the Realities of Multi-Challenged Families: Challenging Our Conventional and Professional Assumptions – Jackie Barkley, MSW, RSW
(Jackie is a social worker with over 35 years’ experience in mental health assessment and counselling, child welfare, and work with adolescents and families.  She has written and lectured extensively on families and contemporary culture. Jackie has also been active in anti-racism and anti-poverty work in the community.)

2:30 PM          Nutrition Break

2:45 PM          Case Studies That Illustrate Better Practice with Marginalised Families and Q&A

3:30 PM          Wrap up Panel - Q&A, Evaluations


June 7, 2013

9:00 AM          Working with African Nova Scotian and Biracial Youth:  Clinical Challenge, Creative Change, and the Implications for Lawyers, Educators, and Community-Based Workers –
Lana Maclean, MSW, RSW
(Lana has been a practicing clinical social worker for over 20 years. She has worked in the field of addictions and mental health with adolescences and adults.  Lana has worked extensively in the African Nova Scotian community across the lifespan. Lana has a small private practice in HRM and has on occasion she has worked and consulted in other areas in the Province on child welfare case and court ordered assessments.  )

10:30 AM        Nutrition Break

10:45 AM        Exercise - Q&A

12:00 PM        Lunch

1:00 PM          An Integrated and Collaborative Model of Service Delivery: Utilising Law & Policy within One’s Environment/Agency – Shawna Y. Hoyte, QC, MSW, RSW (Shawna has been working with multi-challenged children, youth and families from all sectors of society for over three decades in her capacity as a life skills counsellor and coach, therapist, educator and lawyer. Shawna's multidisciplinary skills in law and social work bring to light a unique analysis and critique in how law and policy impacts the work of service providers working with multi- challenged families.)

2:30 PM          Nutrition Break

2:45 PM          Case Studies in Legal, Child Welfare & Community Agency Settings

3:00 PM          Q&A

3:15 PM          Wrap up Panel, Q&A, Evaluations

 



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