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A Reflective Approach to Uncomfortable Conversations

We all have Uncomfortable Conversations sometimes… join host Cassie Gillespie as she talks with Jan Fook, PhD about her work on using a Reflective Approach, and how this approach can transform tough conversations. Guest Info: Jan Fook PhD, FAcSS, University Scholar 2022, was originally an Australian social worker and academic but she has also lived

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The Secure Base Model with Dr. Gillian Schofield

Safety and Security are at the heart of any meaningful relationship, especially the relationship between caregiver and child. In this episode, Cassie talks with Professor Gillian Schofield PhD about the Secure Base model, which provides a framework for building positive relationships and promoting security and resilience, not only in foster care, adoption, and residential care,

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Part 2: Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations about Normative Child Sexual Development and Behavior

Talking with kids about their sexual development can certainly be uncomfortable. When you are a caregiver or a Family Services worker, having those conversations with a child you barely know might feel doubly uncomfortable. Add to that a limited knowledge of normative sexual development; maybe sprinkle in some myths, values, and a healthy sense of

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Part 1: Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations about Normative Child Sexual Development and Behavior

Talking with kids about their sexual development can certainly be uncomfortable. When you are a caregiver or a Family Services worker, having those conversations with a child you barely know might feel doubly uncomfortable. Add to that a limited knowledge of normative sexual development; maybe sprinkle in some myths, values, and a healthy sense of

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Safety Culture: Why feeling connected to your colleagues matters

Last season we brought you an introduction to Safety Culture and Safety Science with Mike Cull.  Well guess who’s back? On today’s episode Cassie & Pete welcome Mike Cull and his colleague Elizabeth Riley to talk about Why Feeling Connected to your Colleagues Matters.  Mike and Elizabeth will help us explore the connection between psychological

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