Training Details

‘Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours’ courses have been since 2013. The course was originally written as in-house training for a social housing company during a time the facilitator was employed as a Sustaining Tenancies Officer. 

Over 600 professionals have attended this training.

Training Aimed At:

This training is aimed at a range of professions including but not limited to: housing and homelessness support workers, mental health, home care services, social workers, disability support, aged care, tenancy managers, cleaning services, council health and safety officers, fire safety services, child protection, animal rescue, and at times concerned family and friends have attended.

Course Outline:

Trauma informed approaches and considerations, DSMV addition and definition, statistics and characteristics, different types of hoarding, OH&S issues, at risk tenancies, children safety concerns, RSPCA, neighbours and council issues, strategies and examples for case coordination with multiple service providers, practical strategies for service users and therapeutic tools, real case examples used throughout to draw information from, links to helpful resources and websites, promotion of workers self-care and a focus on a reduction of vicarious trauma impacts.

Private In House Courses: 

Course duration: 7 – 8 hour day – flexible based on needs

Course cost: please contact for quote

Facilitator travel and accommodation considerations: located in Northern NSW Australia – closest airport Lismore. 2hrs drive to Tweed Heads.

Recommended participant numbers: max 20

Delivery methods and tools: verbal and interactive, slideshow, You Tube and DVD, a white board, and printed tools for discussion and reference.

Please ring or email for further information:

Maire Joy Barron BSocSc 
Australian Counselling Association Level 2 – 1507
Ph: 0429 891 936

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