Social Service Providers Aotearoa
SSPA is a voice and support for non-profit organisations that turn lives around in their work with vulnerable children, young people and families/whanau.
Supporting Safe Practice - Preventing Professional Dangerousness, Westport
About the Workshop
This workshop for workers and supervisors provides an in-depth look at the concept of professional dangerousness in relation to child and family work and explores individual and organisation dangerous dynamics that can occur. It offers strategies to prevent professional dangerousness from an individual and agency perspective.
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Describe the concept of professional dangerousness
Name individual and agency dangerous dynamics
Describe the concepts of hostage theory and the professional accommodation syndrome
Identify individual and agency strategies to prevent professional dangerousness
Apply the concepts of self-awareness, self compassion, and reflexivity
Dr Nicki Weld is currently a national social work advisor for Stand Children Services. She is also a Director of CNZN Ltd, New Zealand, which provides training, facilitation, supervision, consultancy and solutions for child protection and social service management and workers. Nicki is the author of E Ko te Matakahi - Therapeutic Social Work, A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions, The Whole Sphere - Supporting well-being, and recovery from relational trauma, The Three Houses Tool - A handbook for application. She is the primary creator of the Three Houses tool used internationally.
FEES $140 for SSPA members per workshop $160 for non SSPA members per workshop (including GST)
Workshop registration cancellation and refund policy: Registration fees are to be paid prior to the event date. Our cancellation policy is: cancellations received in writing 5 working days prior to the event will receive a refund of event fees. If you cancel within 5 days of the workshop you are not eligible to receive a refund. If your schedule has changed you are more than welcome to send someone else in your place. Please advise us of the changes in writing. SSPA endeavours to provide affordable training and requires minimum numbers for each workshop to proceed.