Developmental Assessment & IDPs is an interactive workshop for social workers and child & youth care workers in South Africa.

This workshop can be presented as a 1-day or as a 2-day workshop, but is currently only available online.

What will you learn at this workshop?

Easily conduct assessments and formulate assessment statements

The emphasis on this workshop is to simplify the assessment process and provide participants with skills and methods to conduct an assessment by collecting the right information and analysing that information using developmental theory specific to their profession.  It then becomes easy to put the information together in a format that provides a working model of the problem and is understandable for both the practitioner and the client.  Since social workers and child & youth care workers may use different techniques and models for assessment, this workshop will focus on the Circle of Courage assessment for child & youth care workers and the biopsychosocial assessment for social workers.

Develop simple but powerful intervention plans for clients

With a good assessment statement formulated, the practitioner now understand the core aspects of the client system’s problem.  It is now easy to identify areas for intervention, but many practitioners struggle to formulate the growth areas into specific goals and objectives, which later also complicates the evaluation process.  However, formulating goals and objectives can be simple and easy; when these are well formulated, clients can experience hope because they can see a way forward and they are more likely to participate actively in the intervention process.

Effectively evaluate interventions

How do you know that you interventions are working or that the client is making progress?  Evaluation is a key component of the intervention process, yet many practitioners avoid evaluating their work with clients because they find it a tedious and complicated process.  However, when assessment is accurate and goals and objective well formulated, evaluation becomes easy and simple.  Evaluation also feeds information back into the intervention process and completes the cycle of intervention.