Introduction to Systemic Practice

What is Systemic Practice?

Systemic Practice is a way of working in partnership with children and young people and families to help them improve outcomes and address issues which prevent them from thriving. Systemic Practice does this by seeking to understand the relationships between family members, and between the family and their wider networks to help professionals understand why the family works the way it does.

This relationship based practice is very important in helping practitioners work with families because it looks at the wider family system, rather than focusing on a particular family member (usually a child), and can be an effective way of helping a family change direction to improve the lives of all family members.

To work in a systemic way practitioners need to have the time and space to get to know and understand the family and to build meaningful and trusting relationships. This can be a very powerful way of working collaboratively with families.

Presented below are four resources designed to help practitioners understand what systemic practice is and how we think it will make a positive difference to how we work with families. There is an introductory narrated Powerpoint presentation, a presentation designed for use in team meetings, a model on-a-page, and a 7 minute briefing.

In addition, all practitioners should attend the Systemic Practice two-day training. Further details and dates can be found here .   Workshops and other systemic related training will also be available here

Please note registration is required to access the training.

Introduction to Systemic Practice narrated presentation

Introduction to Systemic Practice PowerPoint presentation

Wirral’s Systemic Model on-a-page

Systemic Practice 7 Minute Briefing

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Introduction to Systemic Practice

Underpinning Theories and Concepts
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