$70 – $140

Child protection & mental health counselling — a bridge needed

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Halifax Central Library

BMO Community Room

5440 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

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This session is an opportunity to improve collaboration between social workers in mental health services and private practice, and social workers in child protection. Front-line child protection workers will increase their understanding of common mental health issues, and counselling practitioners will gain insight into child protection practices, proirities, systems and challenges.

Workshop participants will explore and discuss the following topics:

  • introductory interactive examination of mental health issues, and common challenges identified by child protection workers
  • the impact of specific client emotional issues and trauma history on parenting, including specific challenges that are caused by racism and poverty
  • managing the best interests of clients, children and youth during mandated counselling
  • assessing the progress of counselling
  • counselling as empowerment, and as challenge





Jacqueline Barkley, MSW, RSW, has over 35 years as a social worker, with counselling experience on the IWK Child Abuse Team, Choices Adolescent Treatment program, the Short Stay mental health service at the Nova Scotia Hospital, in private practice, outpatient mental health, the IWK Crisis Team., and in child welfare, with the Geriatric Assessment Unit and Corrections Canada.

Jackie began her career as a community organizer in the old North End of Halifax, and assisted in the development of anti-poverty programs, welfare rights and tenants organizations. Jackie’s interest in issues of cultural competence and anti-racism work began during years of community activism, her participation as a singer and manager of the women’s a capella group Four the Moment, and in her master’s program completion of a thesis on racial issues in the delivery of mental health services.

Over the course of her professional career, she continued to volunteer in a range of capacities, including with Friends of Dalhousie Legal Aid, Community Justice Society, North End Day Care, Model School Committee, Social Policy Review Committee, and the Housing for People Coalition.

Jackie was a 17 year member of the Metro Coalition for a Non-Racist Society. The Coalition worked in advocacy and solidarity with the African Nova Scotian, Aboriginal and new Canadian communities – including conducting presentations on racism and white privilege, and province-wide distribution of their book Racism: Whose Problem?

For over 15 years, Jackie has written, lectured extensively and conducted training workshops, on contemporary child and parent relations. Her publications include chapters in Power and Resistance: Critical Thinking About Canadian Social Issues, Daily Meaning: Counter Narratives of Teachers’ Work, and a commentary in the November 2009 issue of the “Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry”.

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Halifax Central Library

BMO Community Room

5440 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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