Introduction to values-based human service

A common concern of managers in human service is how do we ensure that staff working directly with service users are aware of key life issues for their clients and work with them in ways that increase their community involvement, enhance their dignity and make it more likely that community relationships can occur.

This is a one-day workshop designed to familiarise direct care or community staff to basic values issues in human services.  While the precise content varies depending on the group, the workshops commonly include:

  • A brief pictorial review of the history of human services;
  • Common life experiences of people devalued by society;
  • What inclusion and belonging mean and why they are so important;
  • Personal reflections on acceptance and rejection
  • Key concepts in building belonging and community involvement.

Includes videos and group exercises to bring out major themes.


Other Workshops

Introduction to values-based human service  |  Building Community, Building Belonging  |  Common life experiences of people who are disabled (or ageing) | Introduction to some principles of Social Role Valorization  |  How human services can harm, and how to minimise this  |  Responding to vulnerability: Safeguards, advocacy and duty of care  |  Implementing change in human services  |  Model Coherency  |  Positive behaviour support for individuals in human services  |  Values in Action  |  Values considerations for Board Members