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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Funded by Family Safety Victoria (FSV) and developed in consultation with Domestic Violence Victoria, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is leading an initiative aimed at identifying, translating and embedding the best available research and practice expertise to build the evidence base in relation to adolescents who use violence in the home.
Studies show that children and adolescents who use violence in the home are often themselves victims of family violence or child abuse. Adverse childhood experiences, mental health problems, disability, learning difficulties, and problematic substance use can also contribute to use of violence. Police and legal interventions are often the only options available for families when an adolescent family violence situation reaches crisis point. However, this line of response represents a critical missed opportunity for services to intervene early with developmentally appropriate, therapeutic approaches.
This symposium will bring together peak bodies, sector leaders, academics and government stakeholders to better understand the nature of this issue and how we can respond earlier to support young people and families.
Speakers and panellists:
Plus more speakers sharing their experiences of delivering emerging and evidence-informed programs and services. More details to be announced soon!
How do I access the venue?
Access to the venue is via Entrance 3 Seminar Rooms (Village Roadshow Theatrette) at 179 La Trobe Street.
This venue is fully wheelchair accessible. Audio looping is also available for those with hearing devices.
Is parking available?
There is no parking available onsite at the Library. The State Library is conveniently located close to Melbourne Central Train Station, with numerous other public transport options available. For more information, please visit ptv.vic.gov.au
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need to print your ticket. Simply proceed to our registration desk in the morning and we will have your details ready.
What if I need to cancel my ticket?
We anticipate a large amount of interest in this event. It is important that you email Karalyn.firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are no longer able to attend so we can allocate your ticket to somebody else.
Is my ticket transferable?
If you need to transfer your ticket to somebody else, please email Karalyn.email@example.com at least one week prior to the event so that we can prepare correct name tags.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For any further information about the event, please contact Karalyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Centre on (03) 9614 1577.