Professional Youth Work Outdoors

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What does it mean to provide professional youth work outdoors? Is it simply having fun outside or is there more to it? In this discussion, founder of Gippsland Adventure Therapy, Doug Moczynski, presents on how youth workers can operationalise “professional youth work” – whatever that is – in the outdoors. Doug will discuss physical and emotional safety, how to improve engagement to foster better therapeutic outcomes, and strategies for remaining professionally apt at handling disclosures and other complicating factors. Along with Will, Doug will explore what is considered a professional: does particular education warrant him identifying as one? Are there quantifiable differences in outcomes, safety, accountability? Since 2020, Doug has run a small private practice in Gippsland working alongside the NDIS, child protection, and other community organisations with youth and families. Register your attendance here:

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