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Safer Home Visiting in Community Work

Safety is important when travelling around the community, and working in private homes presents potential risks to staff and clients. This workshop will discuss risk assessment and management, identifying potential threats and explore personal boundaries. Learn how to decrease risk and increase confidence in dealing with challenging situations.



This is an essential workshop for those who provide health and community services in people’s home environments, where safety for all involved is paramount. Travelling around the community and working in private homes presents potential risks to staff and clients. This workshop will develop your confidence and skills to decrease risk and manage difficult situations.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Discuss risks and hazards with others who do similar work

  • Identify potential threats to your own safety

  • Explore risk assessment and management using a risk matrix

  • Learn specific actions that decrease risk and increase confidence in dealing with challenging situations

  • Explore professional boundaries

  • Review and develop a personal safety plan

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Applying law, policy and standards

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around NZ and Australia.


Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six 
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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