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An Introduction to the Three Houses Tool and the Sphere Model

August 30 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

The Three Houses tool ( a visual information gathering tool) has been used in child protection, family and youth work. It has been applied successfully in initial investigation work, court reports, youth residential settings, family group conferences, team building and as a supervision tool. It is widely used in both statutory and non statutory settings, and also in therapeutic work. The tool draws on the strengths based practice, resiliency theory, and a Maori model of health – Te Whare Tapa Wha.  The application of the Three Houses tool contributes to the gathering of information by providing insight into key areas of a person’s situation. This assists with the development of detailed intervention plans that reflect individual and family strengths, needs and resources.

The Sphere model (supporting recovery from relational trauma)  is ideal for anyone working with children, young people and adults who come from histories of relational trauma.

This workshop offers an interactive opportunity to learn about the tool, how to apply it with children, young people and adults. The workshop also explores the Sphere model designed to support trauma recovery from relational trauma.

Who should attend this workshop?

All those who work with children, parents & families.


Nicki Weld (Special Guest from New Zealand)                                  

Nicki Weld is a social work professional and the Director of CNZN Ltd, New Zealand, which provides training, facilitation, supervision and solutions for child protection and social service management and workers. She has worked for a number of years in a variety of social service and child protection roles, including senior social worker, supervisor, senior trainer, and as a national social work advisor.

Nicki is the primary creator of the Three Houses information gathering tool used internationally and the author and co-author of six books published in New Zealand, England and Japan.

Nicki is currently completing her doctorate in social work at the University of Auckland.


Members: $88; Non-Members: $148.50. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.

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More Information

Veronica Riddell, ph 9620 6172 or email veronicar@fwtdp.org.au

Code: FW02TH

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August 30
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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