Oolagen Narrative Therapy Workshop – October 21st, Toronto

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 9 am to 4:30 pm; Registration 8:30 am Location: The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street (at Wellesley), Toronto
Cost: $150 per person; Early Bird (by September 28) or Groups of 5-9 $125 per person;

Groups of 10+ $100 per person; Students $110 per student

The research on family-centred programming across a wide continuum of services highlights the importance of three crucial components:

    •  A deep commitment to family-centred values and principles
    • The use of clear practice frameworks that reflect those values and principles
    • Supportive institutional structures and organizational cultures

This workshop will introduce “mattering” (engaging clients in a way that they experience themselves as active, influential participants) as the heart of our work and expand upon the ways in which participants are already bringing this idea into their work. It will highlight Collaborative Helping Maps as a framework to help workers, supervisors and managers think their way through complex situations and organize constructive conversations with families about challenging issues. And it will emphasize organizational culture as a fundamental element of respectful and responsive help for families. Participants will come away with concrete daily practices to support the development of culturally responsive, strength-based, accountable partnerships with youth and families.

Outline for the Day –

  • Important elements of collaborative family-centered services
  • Mattering as the heart of our work with families
  • The organizational context of mattering – Building organizational resilience
  • Collaborative Helping as a principle-based, integrative practice framework
  • New ways to think and talk about “strengths”
  • Weaving it all together to build a community of practiceTo register, visit https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=180521 .
    To pay via email/telephone, email contact@oolagen.org for a registration form or call Ana De

    Melo’s confidential voicemail (416) 395-0660 ext. 228.

    Please note – In our capacity as a teaching facility, we record our sessions for educational purposes.

    Bill Madsen is the founding director of the Family-Centered Services Project. He provides international training and consultation regarding collaborative work with families and assists community and government programs to develop institutional structures and organizational cultures that support more respectful and responsive ways of interacting with families. Over the past 35 years, Bill has developed innovative programs combining in-home and outpatient services and has written and presented extensively about the development of strengths-based, collaborative partnerships between families and helpers. He has written numerous articles and is the author of Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families - 2nd Edition (Guilford 2007) and Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home- Based Services (co-authored with Kevin Gillespie – Wiley 2014).

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