Engaging and communicating with children: Bridging the gap between 'best practice principles' and 'real world constraints'
- Courtyard Room, Park House, University of Birmingham
- Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
An open masterclass with Michelle Lefevre, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care, University of Sussex
Engaging and communicating with children: Bridging the gap between 'best practice principles' and 'real world constraints' is an open, free masterclass designed for social work practitioners working across children and family services. Hosted by the Birmingham Social Work Academy at the University of Birmingham, this masterclass is being delivered by Michelle Lefevre.
Following social work qualification, Michelle practiced in fieldwork and specialist settings as a social worker and Senior Practitioner/Consultant. Following training as an arts psychotherapist she practised clinically and as an expert witness for the family courts. Her experience included forensic investigative interviewing of children, child protection assessments, sex offender treatment, groupwork with partners of offenders, and psychotherapy with children in care and adults and children who had experienced abuse. She began contributing to professional development courses and qualifying training in 2000 and joined the University of Sussex as an academic in 2003.
The Birmingham Social Work Academy is based at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham. The Institute is an internationally leading centre for research in social policy and social work, providing social work education since 1908. The Institute draws together expertise from across the fields of social work, social policy and community justice and offers a range of qualifying and post-qualifying degrees and continuing professional development opportunities.
The Public Service Academy (PSA) brings together the University’s teaching, research, consultancy and knowledge transfer expertise around public services. Working with a range of key public service partners, including Birmingham City Council, our work is focused around key themes including cohesion, health and wellbeing, localisation and the University’s Social Work Academy.
Demand for this event will be high so please register for this event using our online registration form. Places are limited to 50. Those applying when this capacity is reached will be contacted if a place becomes available.
Alternatively, please contact Hanna Wride, Teaching Programmes Administrator, email@example.com, or +44(0)121 415 8024.
Cost: Free of charge