• Child's Voice Toolkit Workshop

  • Update to Toolkit includes 6 new elements


This is a one day training program for psychologists and social workers and other professionals who work with children during assessments, evaluations and mediation. The Child’s Voice Toolkit provides the interviewer with ten tools that stimulate conversation and support the child in providing a description of his/ her life, views and wishes. In light of this aim, there are no standard answers provided and the interpretation of the information obtained remains the responsibility of the interviewer.

Workshop Summary

Duration: 1 day
Venue:
2 June 2017, Durban
7 July 2017, Cape Town
4 August 2017, Midrand
CPD points: HPCSA - 5 general & SACSSP 4
Accreditation: NABFAM ACCREDITED
Cost: Toolkit & Training - R3400 // Toolkit only - R2200 // Training only - R1 200 // Upgrade pack R450
Download the Registration Form for the Midrand workshop OR register online.
Download the Registration form for the Cape Town workshop OR register online.
Download the Registration for the Durban workshop. OR register online. See also the Directions to Crowhurst 74 Everton Road, KLOOF

REQUIREMENT - Toolkit required to attend this workshop

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to various components and uses of the toolkit through interactive experiences.
  • Generating context specific uses for the toolkit for each participant’s work environment.
  • Gain knowledge of relevant elements of assessment relating to school, family, care and self.
  • Understand techniques and feedback via portals that can facilitate desired outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to various components and uses of the toolkit through interactive experiences.
  • Generating context specific uses for the toolkit for each participant’s work environment.
  • Gain knowledge of relevant elements of assessment relating to school, family, care and self.
  • Understand techniques and feedback via portals that can facilitate desired outcomes.

The program for the day is:

PROGRAM
09:00 Registration
9:15 The The toolkit CharacteristicsUse of the Toolkit in a variety of settingsGeneral aim of the Toolkit Not a test Introducing the various components of the Toolkit
  • Photo cards
  • Feeling cards
  • The School Playground
  • The Classroom Scene & Peer group Faces
  • The Neighbourhood board
  • The Township board
  • Two week schedule
  • My world and the people I love
  • A typical day in my life
  • Mom's Voice & Dad's voice
  • Partner cards: carrying messages & keeping secrets
  • Does anyone have this problem?
  • Social Media
11:00 Tea
11:30 The child’s experience of school
12:00 The child’s experience of family and significant others
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Feedback to the parents and mediation
14:30 Report writing
15:30 The end of day

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What are the specific settings that I can make use of the Child’s Voice Toolkit?The toolkit can be used to:
    • To enhance emotional assessments
    • In family assessments
    • In therapy with children and families
    • In group sessions with children
    • To canvass children’s views and wishes in mediation and during other legal proceedings


  2. What are the components contained in this toolkit?The toolkit contains the following items:Photo cards, a school playground board, a neighbourhood board, a township board, feeling cards, speech bubble cards for mom and dad, a set of 35 picture cards to describe a typical day in his or her life, a laminated A4, two week schedule and a my world board for the child to identify important people in his or her life. The toolkit has been upgraded with a social media component, partner cards to indicate messages given or secrets kept, a classroom scene and peer group faces.
  3. What age must a child be to benefit from this toolkit?The Child’s Voice Toolkit can be used for children up to the age of 12, but some professionals have reported that they have successfully incorporated some of the elements included in the toolkit with older children.
  4. What are the benefits of using the Child’s Voice Toolkit?
    • This toolkit incorporates 10 different techniques to facilitate communication with the child
    • It saves time during data collection/interviews
    • It is language free
    • It is culturally diverse
    • It compliments other assessment tools and can be used in conjunction with your own materials.


  5. Is the toolkit a psychometrical test?The toolkit is not a test. It is a tool that supports the practitioner’s interviews with the child. The toolkit compliments other assessment tools.