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Child Abuse Risk Assessment in private practice - 25 CPD points (sacssp).

Training Bio

Wezet Botes has extensive experience in dealing with children and families with specific focus on child protection issues. She is passionate about creating a world that is safe for children where they can thrive and experience the joy of family life. She completed her Master’s Degree in Forensic Practice in 2008 at the North-West University and has 15 years’ experience as a social worker, supervisor, unit manager and programme developer at various family care organisations in Pretoria.

She is trained in various counselling modalities, play therapy, adult therapeutic processes and case management and was responsible for the supervision of child abuse investigations and forensic assessments. She has thorough understanding of the Children’s Act and various other laws that intersects in child abuse investigations. Wezet is registered with the South African Council of Social Service Professions and regularly presents accredited training programmes to other professionals in the field of child protection.

She has co-authored two publications namely the Mamma Zamma Mom’s and Kids Development Group Programme and the “Utilisation of Attachment Theory by social workers in foster care supervision services” and authored the Nataniël Progress project’s child protection manual called “Child protection crusade: manual for early childhood development centres.”  .

She has first-hand knowledge of the complexity and pit falls that a social worker in private practice may face in dealing with the disclosure of child abuse. This course is developed to provide the practitioner with practical skills, tools and templates to determine the risk of children exposed to potential abusive situations and how to manage and support a child and the family through it all, without exposing your practice to malpractice. 

 

Course outline

Day 1 - 29 February 2016

Session 1
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment
Session 2
  • Legal framework for working with Child Abuse in Private Practice
TEA BREAK
Session 3
  • Definitions of risk assessment and the safety assessment

Day 2 - 1 March 2016

Session 1
  • Understanding Physical abuse
Session 2
  • Interventions and case study
TEA BREAK
Session 3
  • Understanding sexual abuse 

Day 3  - 2 March 2016

Session 1
  • Understanding the Common Assessment Framework
Session 2
  • Risks related to the child's developmental needs
TEA BREAK
Session 3 
  • Risks related to the Parent's capacity

Day 4 - 3 March 2016

Session 1
  • Risk management procedure in private Practice
Session 2
  • How to develop a risk profile
TEA BREAK
Session 3
  • How to use the Risk Assessment Guideline

Day 5 - 4 March 2016

Session 1
  • The role of a child protection organisation
Session 2
  • Working in a Multi-Disciplinary team regarding child protection issues
TEA BREAK
Session 3
  • Presenting a report to the Children's Court

 

Schedule

2016 Dates:

Course 1

5 Day course - 29 February 2016 - 5 March 2016

Saturday course - Dates to be determined. 

Course 2 

Dates to be determined

 

 

 

Times: 9:00 till 17:00
Venue: Vita Nova Counselling Centre
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