Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Leadership and advocacy in child, youth and family services.
Our Board members are highly respected leaders and experts in the child and family services sector.
Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre, advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
To support the child and family services sector to meet the demands of a dynamic and complex environment and the needs of families experiencing vulnerability, the Centre has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop a workforce capability framework.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
Providing professional development and training opportunities for the child and family services sector.
Offering free training and professional development to residential care workers in Victoria
The Centre provides online training and courses for the child and family services sector.
Training and Assessment Packages for Foster Care Agency Workers
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme, The Family Violence Information Sharing (FVIS) Scheme And The MARAM Framework
Learning System Grant applications are open to service providers until 13 June 2019.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.
Resources And Supports To Help You Navigate The NDIS
Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.
Working with service providers to build evidence on what works
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Methamphetamine Training for Community Service Organisations
The Centre and YSAS have collaborated to deliver the Victorian Government funded training for practitioners to increase knowledge and confidence in identifying, discussing and responding to methamphetamine (ice) use.
· Understand the effects methamphetamine use can have on the brain, behaviour, psychological health, and in social contexts.
· Understand patterns of use, including the binge-crash cycle and the recovery process
· Understand what contributes to aggressive behaviour and methamphetamine-induced psychosis, and learn how to recognise these presentations.
· Develop knowledge and confidence in responding to people affected by methamphetamines
· Know how to find treatment options for both adolescents and adults
Who should attend?
This workshop will benefit anyone who works with children, young people and families where there is a risk of exposure to methamphetamines. This includes child protection, family violence, out of home care, youth justice, social workers, case managers, carers, youth workers, teachers, school-based staff, nurses, mental health workers and counsellors.