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From Process to Product
Impacting Social Policy in Addressing Abuse of Older Adults in
Aboriginal Contexts
Agenda
Introduction
 Working definition of Social Policy
 Events leading to set of products
 Combining work at differin...
Introduction
Working Definition of social policy
 “Social policy is all about social purposes and the choices between
the...
Intentional Process, Action Learning Approach
Shared Work, Different Perspectives
 Adult Guardianship Legislation
 CRNs,...
Intentional Process, Action Learning Approach
Shared Vision, Common Interests
 Prevention Collaborative, First
Nation Wor...
Intentional Process, Action Learning Approach
Shared Values & Principles
 Critical Analysis, Cultural
Safety, Social Dete...
Ideal Policy Development
Policy
Problem,
definition,
research
Objectives with
policy goals
Options
Values
tradeoffs,
Recom...
Tacit Social Policy Development
Burning
Question
Ways of
Working
Knowledge
Acquisition and
Lenses
Persistence and
Support
...
Questions
• How would you use this process?
• What are the parallels you can use in your
context?
Products & Tools
Being Least Intrusive
 Emerges from the frontline practice of
responding to situations of abuse and negl...
Being Least Intrusive – Video Presentation
Products and Tools
Being Least Intrusive
 Is a tool that guides frontline
workers through a process of
critical preparati...
Questions
• How could you use this tool?
• Who else could use it?
http://www.nicenet.ca/files/U_of_T_Nice_185649_
BLI_Jul_...
Products & Tools
Protocol Templates
 Public Guardian & Trustee of BC
commissioned work to develop a
provincial template t...
Protocol is Signed
WEAAD
Day
Thunderbird
Hall,
Campbell
River, BC
June 15,
2012
Questions
• Are there areas in your practice needing
protocols like this ?
• Do you have the relationships in place to sup...
Adaptability of Tools
Tools and practice emerge from multiple and intersecting points.
 Structured by provincial legislat...
Social Policy Lessons
 Used principles of how we think people should be
served and how to treat one another
 Relationshi...
Social Policy Lessons
 Seeing linkages between projects-opportunities to
further explore or explore more deeply
 Commitm...
Social Policy Lessons
 Lack of tools and practice provided freedom to do what
we thought was the right thing
 Created a ...
Summary
 Tacit process becoming
explicit and deliberate
 Across professions
 A body of linked work
 A ‘stream’ of inte...
Social Policy
 By the study of anthropology, sociology, and
psychology and such elements of social and
political economy ...
Thank You
 Alison Leaney, MSW, RSW,
Public Guardian and Trustee of BC
(604) 660 4413
ALeaney@Trustee.bc.ca
 April Struth...
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Presentation for Taos Institute (social constructionism) by April and Alison Leaney - Creating social policy from a project base. April 2013.

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  1. 1. From Process to Product Impacting Social Policy in Addressing Abuse of Older Adults in Aboriginal Contexts
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction  Working definition of Social Policy  Events leading to set of products  Combining work at differing levels, professions, sectors Two products / tools and their application  Being Least Intrusive Tool /exercise  Protocol Template / exercise How is this relevant to your work?  Can you use this process?  Social policy lessons Summary & Questions
  3. 3. Introduction Working Definition of social policy  “Social policy is all about social purposes and the choices between them. The choices and the conflicts between them have continuously to be made at the government level, the community level and the individual level. At each level by acting or not acting, by opting in or contracting out, we can influence the direction in which choices are made” Richard Titmuss, 1974 (as cited in Heinonen & Spearman, 2001, p. 76). http://spon.ca/social-policy- definitions/2007/08/27/
  4. 4. Intentional Process, Action Learning Approach Shared Work, Different Perspectives  Adult Guardianship Legislation  CRNs, PGT, Health Authority,  Contracted work
  5. 5. Intentional Process, Action Learning Approach Shared Vision, Common Interests  Prevention Collaborative, First Nation Working Group  Education of frontline clinicians & community members  National research, Identifying promising approaches
  6. 6. Intentional Process, Action Learning Approach Shared Values & Principles  Critical Analysis, Cultural Safety, Social Determinants, Aboriginal Understanding of Health, Human Relations, Empowerment, Advocacy & Change.
  7. 7. Ideal Policy Development Policy Problem, definition, research Objectives with policy goals Options Values tradeoffs, Recommend- using judgement
  8. 8. Tacit Social Policy Development Burning Question Ways of Working Knowledge Acquisition and Lenses Persistence and Support Applied Learning
  9. 9. Questions • How would you use this process? • What are the parallels you can use in your context?
  10. 10. Products & Tools Being Least Intrusive  Emerges from the frontline practice of responding to situations of abuse and neglect of vulnerable First Nation adults.  It is a hybrid approach that draws on indigenous knowledge, critical social work theory and first hand accounts of response and prevention initiatives within First Nation Communities across Canada.  It is meant to help orientate frontline workers to respond in a way that: is culturally safe, collaborative, strengths based, and facilitates a broader more holistic understanding of health and well-being.
  11. 11. Being Least Intrusive – Video Presentation
  12. 12. Products and Tools Being Least Intrusive  Is a tool that guides frontline workers through a process of critical preparation, assessment and reflection.  It is divided into 3 sections, each with a series of questions that assists frontline workers to  develop critical self-awareness;  gather information that will inform a more holistic assessment;  engage with clients, families and communities in ways that are culturally safe and appropriate.
  13. 13. Questions • How could you use this tool? • Who else could use it? http://www.nicenet.ca/files/U_of_T_Nice_185649_ BLI_Jul_2012Tool.pdf
  14. 14. Products & Tools Protocol Templates  Public Guardian & Trustee of BC commissioned work to develop a provincial template that could be used by Designated Agencies (provincial health authorities) and First Nation Communities to assist in the development of collaborative partnerships of response and prevention work  It has been used by VIHA and Kwakiutl District Council as a framework for their ongoing partnership in delivering services to the 10 KDC member communities.
  15. 15. Protocol is Signed WEAAD Day Thunderbird Hall, Campbell River, BC June 15, 2012
  16. 16. Questions • Are there areas in your practice needing protocols like this ? • Do you have the relationships in place to support the development and co-creation of a protocol like this ? • Can it be inter-professional?
  17. 17. Adaptability of Tools Tools and practice emerge from multiple and intersecting points.  Structured by provincial legislation  Enriched and supported by national research projects and community based response and prevention strategies  Informed by the realities of frontline practice  Founded on principles and values honoring self-determination, autonomy and empowerment  Grounded in a critical awareness of the cultural, social and historical context in which adult abuse and neglect emerges and is experienced.
  18. 18. Social Policy Lessons  Used principles of how we think people should be served and how to treat one another  Relationships at all levels  Partners continually identified and invited
  19. 19. Social Policy Lessons  Seeing linkages between projects-opportunities to further explore or explore more deeply  Commitment to the process and carrying on  Combination of “off the side of the desk” and mainstream funded endeavors
  20. 20. Social Policy Lessons  Lack of tools and practice provided freedom to do what we thought was the right thing  Created a cross professional community of practice- deliberate action and discernment of critical differences in action and practice  Managed up at every opportunity (audaciously)
  21. 21. Summary  Tacit process becoming explicit and deliberate  Across professions  A body of linked work  A ‘stream’ of interrelated and complementary products  A collaborative practice
  22. 22. Social Policy  By the study of anthropology, sociology, and psychology and such elements of social and political economy as are relevant we try to work out our correct principles to guide us in our approach to the social problems of the time. Nevertheless, the applications of those principles to a given situation is an art. Aneurin Bevan 1952
  23. 23. Thank You  Alison Leaney, MSW, RSW, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC (604) 660 4413 ALeaney@Trustee.bc.ca  April Struthers, M Ed, RCC, Wit Works Ltd. (604) 885 0651 www.witworks@dccnet.com  Lindsay Neufeld, MSW, RSW, VIHA Professional Practice Office – CDMR (250) 287 6433 Lindsay.Neufeld@viha.ca

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