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WA Family Law Pathways Network invites you to their webinar

Engaging, Connecting With Young People

About this webinar

Engaging with a young person who is experiencing hardship means doing something which is meaningful and respectful but also brief, quick (but not hurried) and often, something unexpected; because we have to get past wariness, or emotional withdrawal, or active hostility, or sadness, seeming indifference, or anger; to name a few. All of which are what a young person, experiencing hardship in life, may well present to us, and often to the world in general. So we need to do something different, not clever but less expected, less likely; to establish a connection. And establishing this connection, this engagement, is the beginning of a process, of a ‘working’ relationship however brief or long this may be. And it must happen or nothing else will.

This workshop will cover:

  1. Strategies (and the thinking behind them) on how to connect with a young person one to one; with a young person and family member/s simultaneously; and with a young person when a third party is present, whether a family member, police person, social worker etc
  2. Communication and language which is more likely to be successful
  3. Most importantly, the idea of being inventive and unexpected so as to invite a spirit of curiosity in a young person. And alongside that, a sense of safety, of interest and a sense of having some control, or agency.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
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    Peter Slattery

    Therapist, educator, trainer, facilitator, author

  • Team member
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    Wa Family Law Pathways Network

    The objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and separating families.

  • Team member
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    Sofia Kouznetsova

WA Family Law Pathways Network

Funded by the Attorney-General's Department, the objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and