One-day, face-to-face course.
This course was for frontline workers in roles that undertake planning or associated support services such as case management, service coordination or support facilitation. It was recommended for workers who are providing support to people with multiple diagnosis, behaviours of concern, complex physical and/or mental health needs, contact with the criminal justice system, alcohol and other drug issues, or a combination of the above.
The approach to planning that was explored was especially relevant for those undertaking planning-related work with clients who are or are at risk of contact with the criminal justice system, as this group are likely to require more intensive and coordinated support for a longer duration than other people with disability. The training was practically focused and built around use of the ‘Being a Planner with a Person with Cognitive Disability and Complex Support Needs’ resource kit developed by the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program at the University of NSW.
The training aimed to strengthen existing good practice and provide guidance for engaging a person with disability and complex support needs in planning. It also addressed the skills, training and personal attributes needed by planners working with people with cognitive disability and complex support needs. Participants received a copy of the kit (downloadable below) to use in their work.
It provided participants with a working understanding of complexity analysis and the ecological model of complex support needs. It also equipped workers to undertake a three-stage process for engaging a person with complex support needs in planning and tools for reflective practice.
The ‘Complex Support Needs Planning’ kit can be downloaded at: