Who should attend?
This course has been 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.
Understanding the Impact of Cofactors within Disability Justice has been 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 will develop their existing skills to provide support to clients using Trauma Informed Care techniques.
Participants will explore cofactors including:
- Childhood trauma
- Inter-generational trauma
- Cultural and religious perspectives on disability
- Alcohol and other Drugs
- Mental Health
Be guided through the development of prison Pre- and Post-Release support plans, and develop skills in assessing and prioritising support needs, incorporating cofactors.
The course acknowledges the over representation of socio and economically disadvantaged groups, including Aboriginal people, in the criminal justice system, and will develop participants awareness of strategies to ensure that supports are culturally appropriate and responsive to client’s needs.