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Wed, 29 June


Sanctuary Cafe

Hidden Sentence

Hidden Sentence is a training course is for all professionals whose work brings them in to contact with prisoners’ families

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Hidden Sentence
Hidden Sentence

Time & Location

29 June 2022, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sanctuary Cafe, 550 E Derwent Hwy, Risdon Vale TAS 7016, Australia

About the Event

The first half of the session uses the voice of children and families affected by incarceration, as well as several case studies, to allow practitioners to learn in a way that is tailored to their services and how they may respond to these situations. The second half of the day involves a tour of the Risdon Prison facilities, giving practitioners an insight into what families and children experience when trying to maintain contact with their loved one. (To participate in the Prison tour you will need to vaccinated).

The program is designed to remain conversational, engaging practitioners in a way that helps them better their practice and their ability to support these children and families within their service. The training directs practitioners to a range of resources, which they are given to take home with them, which can help them in this endeavour.

Hidden Sentence training increases the awareness professionals have on the impact parental incarceration has on children, and the role they can play in lessening the harm. Not only does its theoretical component increase general understanding of the present issues, but it allows for a conversation on the ways it may impact their organisations. Professionals leave Hidden Sentence training with a wealth of tools and resources which allow them to better their practice and continue to improve their understanding on the experiences of children and families. It also encourages networking and greater multi-agency collaboration between the prison service and relevant community stakeholders.

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