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A Strengths-Based Approach to Reintegration - Working with a Corrections Cohort

This webinar will explore a targeted approach to creating wellbeing and personal development of correctional cohorts including un-sentenced and pre-trial individuals (persons on remand), incarcerated individuals and those in the community focused on rehabilitation and reintegration.

The correctional cohort present with a range of complex needs and require tailored intervention and support for their successful rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.

It is evident that a positive approach that is yielding excellent results is a focus on a strengths-based approach. This incorporates adult learning principles to allow skills development.

This webinar explores how to apply a strengths-based approach when working with a correctional cohort and engage positively through examining evidence-based practice strategies.


Learning outcomes

In this webinar, you will develop an understanding of the following strengths-based areas:

  • How personal perceptions can impact working with a correctional cohort
  • Strategies for applying strengths-based practice with a correctional cohort
  • Creating capacity for change through resilience-building strategies
  • The role of psycho-educational programs and strengths-based models
  • 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
  • The importance of reflective practice and self-care when working with complex cohorts and integration needs.

About the presenters

Samantha Winnick has a wealth of experience, working in the community services and training sector undertaking work including case management, client assessment, leading family violence programs, correctional programs and family services, youth work, protective care and community welfare programs. Samantha worked at Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) from 2017-2022 during which time she designed, developed and delivered programs including ATLAS, LINCS, LINCS in Families, and the SORT program; oversaw Rehabilitation and Reintegration programs; and facilitated professional development workshops with the RAV Training and Development Team.

Luke McCord is an experienced program facilitator in the RAV Rehabilitation and Reintegration services team. He brings with him over 12 years of experience working with a correctional cohort in both government and private sectors including 6 years with Youth Justice. Luke also has over 10 years of experience leading large teams delivering positive change programs within correctional facilities and the community. Luke is passionate about working with men and fathers and blends his professional and personal experience to engage people from all walks of life.

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Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: [email protected]


This webinar was recorded in October 2021.


This 1.5-hour pre-recorded webinar can be accessed at any time.

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