Recorded Webinars

PSP Pathways to Permanency: A Spotlight on Restoration Part 2 of 5

The practitioner experience – an appreciative inquiry

Eleonora De Michele (Eleonora De Michele consulting) and Errin Schumman (Allambi Care)

Eleonora will interview Errin on her experiences of restoration practice, modelling an ‘appreciative inquiry’ interview style and highlighting evidence informed practice and how practitioners deal with the challenges of restoration practice.

Eleonora De Michele (MC)

Eleonora is a passionate practitioner, consultant, trainer and coach who has been working in the child and family welfare field for the past 43 years, specializing in all aspects of child protection service delivery, from early intervention and prevention, through to intervention, permanency and restoration practices. Eleonora has worked in a frontline statutory Child Protection worker; as a manager/ supervisor of Caseworkers undertaking child protection, out-of-home-care and restoration service delivery; as a senior manager managing and leading a range of Community Service Centres in metropolitan and rural and remote settings, including rural and remote Aboriginal communities; as a senior policy advisor on child protection and out-of-home-care state-wide policy and service implementation and as a Child Protection trainer.


Errin Schumman (MC)

Errin Schumann has worked in the Out of Home Care sector for the past 15 years with the non-government organisation, Allambi Care. Her experience in this sector started in the grass roots of youth work, but mostly in management roles in Intensive Therapeutic Care, Foster Care, Family Preservation, and for the past 4 years as Manager of Allambi Care’s Family Search and Engagement program.

Errin is an accredited trainer in Kevin Campbells’ Family Finding Model and an Allambi Care trainer of the Structured Decision Making® Assessment tools. Errin is an advocate of social justice and family inclusive practice, and believes every child has a right to relational health through their valued connections and ultimately to be living with family.

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Last modified on 12/05/2022