Every day, workers in human services in Australia are faced with decisions where Duty of Care seems to apply. The video on the link below examines the vital differences between duty of care and dignity of risk. Emi Golding explains the concept of duty of care verses duty of care from a mental health/psychosocial perspective. Click here to watch the ...

Last week I sat through a presentation by the wonderful Alicia Gorman, a Specialist Speech Pathologist with a wealth of experience in relation to Supported Decision Making (SDM). She is a gun with SDM from not only a knowledge of frameworks but with broad experience in implementation and practice for pretty much all of the people she supports on a ...

The Positive Behaviour support (PBS) CoP for practitioners and implementing providers originated in and is led by Regional Organisations and it is now open to anyone across the state. This group comprises both Practitioners and implementing providers and is focused on how these groups can support each other and work together in PBS. The group meets online on the 2nd ...

Supported decision making has always been and will always be an integral part of how we understand, shape and implement support with people with a disability, particularly if they have complex communication or other needs. Any yet many service providers, practitioners, families do not know what Supported Decision Making looks like and how to embed it in people’s daily lives. ...

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry at the University of NSW has launched MySigns, a digital tool that can be used to support the mental health assessment of people with intellectual disability and communication difficulties. What an awesome app for people with Intellectual Disabilities from the Chief Psychiatrist WA – MySigns can be accessed at www.mysigns.health and is free to ...

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