Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
_h_Our vision, values and purpose_hh_
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.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Deb advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_h_Sector Development Forums_hh_
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
_h_Treating Families Fairly_hh_
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.
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This Training session is for existing agency staff that will be wanting to deliver Shared Lives Victoria to prospective foster carers with in the next 6 months.
And are specifically for those staff that haven’t previously delivered or have experience in Shared Stories Shared Lives (SSSL). This session will cover the updated package – Shared Lives Victoria.
On 1 July 2019, Shared Lives Victoria 2019 will have replaced Shared Stories Shared Lives as the mandatory pre-service foster care training package across the whole state.
The Shared Lives Victoria 2019 updated training package includes:
• More guidance for trainers
• Updated resources
• More flexible delivery
• New topics include:
• Information on the concept of brain development and developmental trauma, including its impact on children’s feelings of safety and ability to regulate emotions
• Coverage of “repair” parenting, including the PACE approach
• Much stronger focus on culture and identity, including Aboriginal identity
• Information on the impact on carers’ children
• Information about engaging with health and education services
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.