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CYC-Net Webinar - The Art of Relational Practice: Relational Weaving

  • 12 Mar 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar

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Webinar Provided by CYC Net in Partnership with ACRC

The Art of Relational Practice:
Relational Weaving

“The fabric of human life is woven with relationships.”  Mary Watkins


Tuesday, March 12, 2024
12 - 1:30 p.m. CST

The term ‘Relational Practice’ is used within several caring professions, and knowing that fact might lead someone to believe that there is a single and universally accepted definition of what Relational Practice is. However, this is not the case, and instead there are different (but related) interpretations and definitions.  

Whilst there might never be a true consensus of what Relational Practice really is, given its complexity, one of our goals ought to be to find out as much as possible about the concepts that make up Relational Practice, and to ultimately consider how these can be better understood, connected, and articulated.

Relational Weaving offers a way of exploring some ‘essential aspects’ of Relational Practice, explain their relevance, and ponder how we can use them for the betterment of those we serve. Some of these may be considered values, some traits, some wisdoms, and others still are approaches, techniques, and ways of thinking and doing. This workshop will describe 25 ‘relational threads’ uncovered during an international research project and offers these as a type of framework for Relational Child & Youth Care.

Presented by:

John Digney, Ph.D., MSc, BS
National Training & Learning Coordinator, Tusla (Ireland)

Dr. John M Digney has been working with vulnerable children and families since 1991 as a frontline worker, manager and clinician. The majority of this time has been working with children and youth who exhibit ‘challenging behaviours’. John is currently the National Training & Learning Coordinator for Tusla, in addition to providing consultation, training and support to carers and practitioners internationally. John has professional certification in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Coaching and other qualifications in Psychology, Management, Facilitation, and Adult Education. His PhD examined the therapeutic potential of humour in our work with troubled youth.

Registration Rates:

$20 Registration Fee (ACRC Members)
$40 Registration Fee (Non-Members)
$150 'All In' Staff Rate (ACRC Members)
$250 'All In' Staff Rate (Non-Members)
*The 'all in' staff rate allows all staff, volunteers, board members and foster parents of your organization to register.*

No CEUs available.