One-day, face-to-face course.
This course was developed for frontline disability workers, community service workers and case managers who provide support to people who have Cognitive Disability, and have contact with the criminal justice system.
The Understanding the Impact of Cofactors within Disability Justice course was developed to provide an overview of the many Cofactors which impact on people with Cognitive Disability and offending behaviours.
Using a hands on approach, participants developed their existing skills to provide support to clients using Trauma Informed Care techniques.
Participants explored Cofactors including:
- Childhood trauma
- Inter-generational trauma
- Cultural and religious perspectives on disability
- Alcohol and other Drugs
- Mental Health
- Being guided through the development of prison Pre- and Post-Release support plans
- Developed skills in assessing and prioritising support needs, incorporating Cofactors
The course acknowledged the over representation of socio and economically disadvantaged groups, including Aboriginal people, in the criminal justice system, and developed participants’ awareness of strategies to ensure that supports are culturally appropriate and responsive to client’s needs.
- The following course materials were provided and are available for download:
Understanding the Impact of Cofactors – Facilitators Guide (to provide the trainer with how the course was to be delivered)
Understanding the Impact of Cofactors – Participant’s Notes (for the attendees to take away)
- Links to Videos used During the Course: