LECTURE TWO: Building Bridges: Linking disconnected service networks
DATE: WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE
PRESENTER: Dr. Glenn Kelly, is a psychologist who is is active in research, and is a regular presenter at workshops and conferences.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
There is an over representation of people with acquired brain injury (ABI) in prison populations across many countries. This over representation requires a more effective service response in order to reduce this trend. For this to happen the ABI sector and the criminal justice system (CJ) need to collaborate on multiple levels.
The ‘Building Bridges’ project piloted a professional development model that was designed to increase cross-sectoral knowledge and collaboration between the ABI and CJ sectors. The project aimed to increase contact, communication, and collaboration between workers in the ABI, disability, and justice sectors, as well as increase the knowledge base of workers within each sector.
Nearly 200 service providers from Victoria (Australia) participated in six professional development forums that included content about ABI, policing, disability and legal supports, and correctional/post-release services. Participants came from the disability, criminal justice, and health and community service sectors.
Dr Kelly will discuss details of the project, including the significant improvements in knowledge, behaviour change and cross-sector communication, and will discuss the importance of effective use of existing service resources and the important role that continued training plays in the initiatives required to address the over representation of people with ABI in the prison system.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Glenn Kelly is a psychologist who for 20 years has assisted clients, families, and service providers affected by neurobehavioral disorder. He has extensive experience providing behaviour support to assist people live successfully in their community. His clinical work involves direct therapeutic approaches with clients, psychoeducation and training for families and support staff, and tertiary advice regarding service development. Glenn is active in research, and is a regular presenter at workshops and conferences.
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