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.
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 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.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
RCLDS aims to improve outcomes for young people living in residential care by providing residential care workers the skills and knowledge to perform their role.
The Centre provides online training and courses for the child and family services sector.
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
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.
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.
Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.
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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.