Introduction to the Three Houses Tool and the Sphere Model

Developed in New Zealand, the Three Houses tool has been cited by Professor Eileen Munro in her British review of child protection service in the U.K. as an effective way to contribute to child centred work. Designed to help bring the voice of children and young people into child protection and social service work, the Three Houses tool has had international success and is used worldwide including in the U.S. and U.K. This one-day workshop offers an interactive opportunity to learn about the tool, how to apply it with children, young people and adults, along with seeing other ways it is applied. The workshop also explores the Sphere model designed to support trauma recovery from relational trauma. The workshop material presented draws from Nicki’s existing writing about the Three Houses, along with her latest book, The Whole Sphere – Supporting Well-Being and Recovery from Relational Trauma (Dunmore Press Publishing NZ 2014).

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain the key thinking, theory and ideas that support the Three Houses tool
  • Apply the tool with young people
  • Apply the tool with children
  • Apply the tool with parents and carers
  • Apply the Sphere model to explore and assess the impacts of relational trauma
  • Apply the Sphere model to develop interventions to support well-being and trauma recovery
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