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Hoarding and Squalor Information Session – FULL

9 March 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


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Participant Learning Outcomes: A good understanding of Hoarding and Squalor issues, networking opportunities and local support services, and effective strategies to address presenting issues.

Course Outline: A compressive look at the topic of Hoarding and Squalor using up to date industry information, and an introductory discussion on effective working practices

Key subject areas covered:

  • DSM5 definition and history
  • figures and states
  • complexities
  • characteristics
  • human rights vs interventions
  • types of hoarding
  • health and safety considerations
  • interest groups
  • practical strategies
  • broader resource list
  • and local service info

Facilitator: Maire has 18 years’ experience working in the Human Service Sector, 14 of those years were youth specific: homelessness, post release support, creating and delivering educational programs, community projects, and housing. More recently, Maire worked at a local community housing provider as a Sustainable Tenancy Officer. During this time she became a community information hub on the topic of hoarding and supported people living with hoarding and squalor issues to choose healthier and safer lifestyle options and to sustain their tenancies. Currently Maire works as a case worker for Northern Rivers Social Development Council in a SHS homelessness support program. Maire has a degree in Social Science, Majoring in Counselling and has lived in the Northern Rivers Region for 30 years. She has lived experience accessing youth welfare and mental health services which enables her to have a good understanding of ethical processes and empathic responses. Maire is now working with the Connecting Home Team at Northern Rivers Social Development Council.

COST: $30 per person


9 March 2016
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Northern Rivers Social Development Council
6617 0007

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