Aims of the session are:
To be able to write case notes that reflect a strengths based approach.
To increase the number of Strengths based questions in your Kete.
To reflect on the language you use and change if required
To be able to write Goals and Actions in the Child/Whanau plan that are strengths based and SMART
Outcomes will be:
Case notes reflect a strengths based approach and language honors the person at all times and is objective, respectful and meaningful
Plans are child centred and written with Strengths based language
Plans are SMART (Specific, measurable, achievable, time framed, realistic).
Amanda Smith brings 34 years’ experience in social work to her role as Service Manager at Family Works Te Hononga. Most recently, she was National Implementation Manager for the Children’s Action Plan, working to establish Children’s Teams throughout the country. Amanda’s background is in government and NGO services both in New Zealand and Australia. Her career has focused especially on child safety and disability support services.