Home Event Working with People affected by Hoarding and Squalor Roadshow 2022 (Mackay, Townsville, Cairns)

Event Description

This training will provide participants with tools for screening & assessment in both outreach & non-outreach settings plus risk management.

Register for Mackay Thursday 23rd June


Register for Townsville Monday 27th June


Register for Cairns Thursday 30th June


Hoarding and squalor can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing of individuals and surrounding communities. It can also have implications for tenancy sustainment. This training will explore the complexities of working with hoarding and squalor. It will provide participants with a better understanding of hoarding and squalor, tools for screening and assessment in both outreach and non-outreach settings, risk management processes and strategies (particularly to manage issues such as environmental safety, animal safety, child safety and fire hazards) and strategies to implement a brief intervention within 1 to 10 sessions.

‘Trash or Treasure’ utilises best-practice frameworks to increase the confidence of clinical and non-clinical workers to providing a respectful, client centred intervention. The training draws on theory, skills and strategies from therapeutic frameworks such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and actively focuses on harm minimisation strategies.

This training is suitable for tenancy and property managers of community housing providers, support workers of specialist homelessness services, and local government officers.

Participants at the end of the workshop will:

• Have a better understand of hoarding and squalor

• Be able to screen and assess for the presence of hoarding and/or squalor in an outreach or non-outreach setting

• Identify and apply skills to manage challenging client behaviours which may inhibit engagement

• Undertake a risk assessment and identify appropriate evidence-based risk management strategies

• Identify and implement harm minimisation strategies

• Identify and apply best practice strategies for client engagement, assessment, risk management and intervention

• Provide a brief intervention (from 1 to 10 sessions) in an outreach or non-outreach setting utilising theory, skills and strategies from frameworks including motivational interviewing.

Members $140 / Non-member $160 / Student concession $75 / Tenant or person with lived experience FREE

(All above prices are exclusive of GST)

Please email events@qshelter.asn.au if you are experiencing any barriers for registering.

Your Facilitator for the day:

Monica Lord is the owner of Flourish Therapy and Consulting, and a passionate, enthusiastic Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Monica holds both a Bachelor of Social Work from Griffith University and a Master of Youth Mental Health from University of Melbourne. Monica has more than a decades experience working with young people, and families in a range of practice contexts including public hospitals, youth mental health, adult mental health, alcohol and other drug and mental health system reform. Monica has spent the past 5 years working in her own private practice. Monica has both practice and research experience in the area of managing hoarding behaviours, has developed professional development training in this area and is the creator of the H.O.A.R.D.I.N.G. model of intervention. Monica has also worked among the teaching and marking teams at Griffith University since 2019 across a range of subjects in the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work and Master of Mental Health, including social work theory, equity and diversity, ethics, applied counselling, interpersonal skills and critical reflective practice.

Please contact the Q Shelter Events Team on events@qshelter.asn.au if you have any questions.

Due to venue requirements under the QLD Government COVID 19 Mandate, we are only able to allow entry for double vaccinated attendees. Face masks are required on entry.

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