Words and Pictures Online Workshops: Europe & UK 
Join us on May 3–4 2022
Two full days of the intricacies of Words and Pictures, aimed at practitioners, therapists, practice leaders/PSW's, team managers, foster carers, non-government and government agencies, and anyone interested in the Words and Pictures process.
  • These workshops will be interactive and therefore places are extremely limited for each session.
  • Each participant must register individually and attend using their own computer so they can fully participate in the group activities.
  • This will be an interactive practice workshop. To help facilitate this, we ask all participants to be on audio and video for the session. Please join from a computer with good internet connectivity (to the best of your ability) with a webcam and use a set of headphones with a microphone. Using headphones with a microphone rather than your computer’s built-in speakers and microphone will improve the quality of your audio and help improve everybody’s experience of the workshop.
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will be sent all the information you need to participate in the Zoom workshop including Zoom meeting ID and password  prior to the workshop commencing. If you haven't received your email with Zoom details by the day of the workshop, please remember to check your Junk folder for these details or contact [email protected] urgently so you don't miss out!
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"I personally found the training really educational and interactive; it all made sense. As a child protection social worker before coming into the practice development role, I had not received training on Words and Pictures. I learned so much on the workshop, which now makes me feel confident to share my learning and encourage others." — Katie Allison, Practice Development Worker
"I recently attended Words and Pictures training with Pene Turnell and it has been the best training experience I have had for some time. Pene is very skilled and knowledgeable in Words and Pictures and during the training I was inspired to reflect on how we communicate with children and families in a compassionate way through our Words and Pictures practice. Everyone that attended the training commented on how informative it was and this will definitely help us in our Signs of Safety implementation in Cumbria. Excellent training Pene, thank you!" — David Carter, Signs of Safety Practice Lead, Cumbria
Penelope Turnell (B Psych Hons) has 11 years' experience as a government child protection practitioner in Western Australia, working with vulnerable and at-risk children in remote communities, in metropolitan and regional Australia and internationally. While working as a child protection practitioner, the statutory agency implemented Signs of Safety as its safety planning model. Having used Signs of Safety with her own clients and experiencing the effectiveness of the approach in her own practice first-hand, Pene became a licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant in 2014. In 2019, Pene became the inaugural Executive Director of Signs of Safety Practice at Elia International (the home of Signs of Safety).
The focus of Pene’s work has always centered on bringing parents, children and safety networks into the centre of the safety planning work. Pene is passionate about creating Words and Pictures explanations and rigorous safety plans with parents in the most challenging cases and has learnt many of her skills directly from Susie Essex, the English Family Therapist who created the method. Pene’s training is dynamic, inspiring and practical, grounded in examples of work she has been directly involved in.

Pene now runs her own child protection consultancy practice Turnell Plus with her husband and co-creator of the Signs of Safety approach, Andrew Turnell. (https://www.facebook.com/turnellplus). Her primary work focuses on whole system implementations of the Signs of Safety in the Northern Territory, Ireland, and Wungening Moort in Western Australia. Pene has presented her work in Australia, North America, Europe, the UK, and Asia.
Price: €160
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Date & Time
May 3–4, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM UTC+0
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Schedule (3rd & 4th May)
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8:30 aM
Zoom Room opens
Log in early to make sure your webcam and audio is working and to meet your fellow participants
9:00 AM
Workshop starts
11:00 AM
11:20 AM
Workshop resumes
1:00 PM
1:40 PM
Workshop resumes
3:00 PM
3:20 PM
Workshop resumes
4:30 PM

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