2012, English, Book, Illustrated
Families with multiple and complex needs [electronic resource] : best interests case practice model : specialist practice resource / [authors, Leah Bromfield, Karen Sutherland, Robyn Parker].
This resource, for child protection and family services in Victoria, provides guidance for working with families facing numerous, chronic and inter-related problems. Part 1 is an introduction to the issues, including the development of multiple needs, the impact on parenting, and Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families. Part 2 is a practice tool on strategies for working with families experiencing multiple and complex needs. It discusses adopting a child-focused and family-centred approach, information gathering, engaging parents, undertaking a comprehensive family assessment, risk assessment, assessing parenting capacity, planning an intervention, undertaking interventions, and reviewing outcomes. The resource also includes appendices on the impact of certain parental issues on parenting, including substance use, intimate partner violence, mental illness, learning difficulties, and acquired brain injury.
"This resource is published in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies."--P. 2.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-82)
Text and graphics; available to download from PDF file.
Also issued in print.
Commissioned by the Victorian Department of Human Services.
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