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Working with a Correctional Cohort: Applying a Strengths-Based Approach

Working with a Correctional Cohort: Applying a Strengths-Based Approach

Working with complex individuals who have engaged with Corrections requires a strengths-based approach in order to build clients’ resilience  and help them to successfully integrate and feel supported to move forward.

One of the first steps when applying a strengths-based approach is to challenge our own perceptions and ideas and acknowledge clients’ capacity for change.

This workshop looks at how to apply a strengths-based approach and engage positively with a Correctional cohort through examining evidence-based practice strategies.

Learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • how personal perceptions can impact working with a Correctional cohort
  • strategies for applying strengths-based practice with a Correctional cohort
  • about creating capacity for change through resilience-building strategies
  • about the role of psycho-educational programs and strengths-based models
  • about the challenges of working with a complex cohort and understanding how strengths-based practice can build motivation and engagement
  • how to separate empathy from collusion when working with a Correctional cohort.

Ideal for

Professionals working with a Correctional cohort and/or supporting families.

About the presenters

Samantha Winnick, Taylor Morris and Luke McCord deliver the LINCS program at Relationships Australia Victoria. It is an educational workshop specifically designed for offenders who are subject to a Community Correction Order and is funded through Corrections Victoria.

LINCS workshops are designed to improve participants’ capabilities and strengths, using skills-based activities that also identify strategies and supports that are relevant to each module. The activities also highlight the importance of the participants’ internal and external capacity in terms of their social supports, employment opportunities and access to education.

Workshop requirements

Please note, in order to participate in this workshop, you will need access to the following:

  •  Desktop or laptop computer
  •  Reliable internet connection
  •  Headphones
  •  Microphone/speakers
  • Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)

Other information

  • When you click to register, you will be taken to our new and improved payment gateway. Once you complete your registration you will receive an email detailing how to access your learning event in our Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Registration cut-offs: 
    • Workshop registrations will close two business days before the event.
    • Workshops must be paid for at least two business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled. 
  • Training Workshops Cancellation Statement [PDF, 1MB] 

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222


9:30am-12:30pm AEDT on Thursday 24 March 2022

$220 including GST
Online (Zoom)
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