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Strengths Based Social Work: Applying the Strengths Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work

Monday 8 July 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Strengths Based Social Work: Applying the Strengths Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work
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The Strengths-based practice framework for professional practice was released in February 2019.  A Strengths-based practice is a social work theory that focuses on people’s strengths and goals rather than their problems. This conference focuses on implementing a Strengths-based approach, and applying the Strengths-based Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work.

“A strengths-based approach explores, in a collaborative way the entire individual's abilities and their circumstances rather than making the deficit the focus of the intervention…. When using a strengths-based approach, risk is looked at as an enabler, not as a barrier.” Strengths-based approach practice framework February 2019

“Whilst practice evidence and research are vital tools to inform sometimes complex judgements, imagination, creativity and curiosity are also needed to make sure a person’s wishes are respected and their life goals remain at the heart of any decision making process. In other words, it’s about finding the balance between professional engagement and the holistic, co-productive approach we espouse to keep individuals at the centre of all care and support decisions. In this way, we are not dictating a person’s future, but instead working alongside them as trusted advisors, presenting and facilitating options with one ultimate goal: to support them and  their families to make independent decisions about the lives they want to lead. A strengths and asset based approach is, I believe, the best way to achieve this.” Lyn Romeo Chief Social Worker for Adults (England), February 2019  Department of Health and Social Care

“Many social workers and social care professionals we met fundamentally supported a strengths-based approach within adult social work and social care but often found it difficult to demonstrate, evidence and practice such an approach in practice.”  Strengths-based approach practice framework February 2019     

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to implement a strengths based approach to adults social work
  • Learn from outstanding practice in applying the Strengths-based Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work
  • Reflect on national developments and learning, and the lived experience
  • Understand the five quadrant model promoted as a set of practice triggers or prompts bought to action through knowledge, values, experiential learning, theories and skills – KcVETS
  • Develop your skills in Delivering a Strengths-based approach to Adult Safeguarding
  • Understand how you can improve the assessment process and the way you look at risk issues
  • Identify key strategies for quality assurance
  • Ensure your practice and interventions are proportionate through case study examples
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
     

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