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Having Difficult Conversations with Parents and Carers About Child Protection

March 14 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Increase your capacity in negotiating difficult conversations with families about child protection issues. Increase your understanding about Family and Community Services’ processes in this area. Workshop will include practical exercises, strategies, resources & tools. A great networking opportunity. Intermediate to advanced level.


Who should attend this workshop?

For all who work with vulnerable children, young people and families in the community.


Bronwen Elliott

Bronwen has worked as a consultant since 1991. Her recent projects include development of a child protection policy guide for NSW non-government agencies, development of a child protection practice resource for a national welfare organisation, consultancy on the development of an innovative electronic case management system, training in Safety Planning for a Brighter Futures program and facilitation of the Marrickville Professional Practice Group.

Bronwen’s interests include effective engagement and intervention with families from community and clinical viewpoints, sociological perspectives on child protection, and developments in our understanding of attachment and trauma. Bronwen has achieved forensic level reliability in the CARE-Index, a tool for assessing relational risk in infants, and the School Aged Assessment of Attachment (SAA). Bronwen has presented at conferences in the US and Europe, as well as Australia.

Bronwen’s professional goals include continuing development of her skills in assessing children and families, and seeking more effective training strategies for staff who work with struggling families. Bronwen volunteers each week in her local community as a playgroup facilitator, and in the provision of recreation options for people with disabilities.


  • Training in family work and child protection
  • Consultation (external supervision)
  • Policy development
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Program review and evaluation of small programs.
  • Assessment of children and families in the context of child protection concerns or out of home care/kinship care.



Members: $93.50; Non-Members: $154.00. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.

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More Information

Jane Skelton, ph 9620 6172 or email

Code: NP18HDC

Intermediate to advanced level


March 14
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Black Gold Country Cabins / Motel
121 Main Street
Wallerawang, NSW 2845
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