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Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

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March 2019

CEO & Corporate Services Forum

Friday March 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by MacKillop Family Services (South Melbourne), 237 Cecil Street
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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This year’s first CEO & Corporate Services Forum is being held on Friday 29th March 9.30am-12:00pm at MacKillop Family Services, 237 Cecil Street, South Melbourne. We usually have a range of information provided and updates from across departments to keep you up to speed on key reforms, funding and compliance matters. Agenda items for the March meeting include: Mick Naughton to present on the Roadmap for Reform - Next Steps Jenny Zahara the Acting Chief Finance Officer for DHHS will

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CHC40313 – Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Friday March 29, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warrnambool Warrnambool, VIC 3280 Australia + Google Map
$2800 – $4280 12 tickets left

REGISTRATION ARE NOW OPEN  CHC40313 – Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention Beginning Friday March 29, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Qualification description: This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications. This is the mandatory minimum qualification for all

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Protecting Young People Online – Online Intake

Sunday March 31
Online Australia
Free

This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training course for residential care staff on a range of issues to do with keeping children and young people safe online. It includes modules on cyber-bullying, grooming and sexual exploitation, sexting, pornography, protecting digital footprints, and policies & procedures to do with online activities. This course also features a range of printed materials designed to guide learners in discussing these issues with

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RCLDS Good Notes & Documentation in Residential Care – Online Intake

Sunday March 31
Online Australia
Free

This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training module for residential care staff. It teaches participants about the essential role played by good records in providing quality, child-focused residential care. It provides an overview of the legislative requirements relating to record-keeping; issues of confidentiality & privacy; and how good documentation is part of the worker’s duty of care. Following completion of the online component, the course also has

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Infection Control in Residential Care – Online Intake

Sunday March 31
Online Australia
Free

This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training module for residential care staff. It teaches participants about the importance and essential components of infection control procedures in providing quality, child-focused residential care. It provides an overview of infection control issues related to the kitchen and food preparation; dealing with spills and hazards; laundry procedures; and ensuring privacy and confidentiality issues are addressed correctly. Following completion of the online

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RCLDS Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs – Online Intake

Sunday March 31
Online Australia
Free

This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training course for residential care staff designed to introduce them to the symptoms and effects of drug and alcohol abuse. It examines how drugs work in the brain, the symptoms of drug use, withdrawal and overdose, and why young people use drugs. Following completion of the online component, the course also has a Team Talks package to guide the learner and

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April 2019

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -April 1st, Bairnsdale

Monday April 1, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
GEGAC, 37-53 Dalmahoy St
Bairnsdale, Vic 3875 Australia
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Free 2 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:30 April 2nd, Geelong

Tuesday April 2, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Diversitat, 25-41 Arunga Ave
Norlane, Vic 3214 Australia
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Free 4 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Child Safe Standards: Risk Assessment Facilitated Workshop -CBD- April 3rd

Wednesday April 3, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$100 – $150 36 tickets left

This will be a facilitated workshop to encourage staff to identify possible risks in their work environments, and to develop strategies to reduce/ remove and mitigate against these risks.   Recommended audience: quality and compliance staff, Human Resource staff, team leaders, managers, Board members. Working knowledge of  Victoria’s Child Safe Standards is assumed.

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Practical skills to help young people and families get the best from the NDIS -April 4th 2019 -CALNDIS20190404

Thursday April 4, 9:30 am - Friday April 5, 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 26 tickets left

Practical skills to help young people and families get the best from the NDIS Melbourne CBD: April 4 2019 This training is aimed at practitioners working with families and young people who participate in the NDIS. The workshop will provide an overview of the NDIS, explain the NDIS intake and referral processes, and the decision-making logic behind NDIS support plans and funding. It will give a practical understanding of the key NDIS documents, the various forms of supporting evidence that

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00 April 4th, Shepparton

Thursday April 4, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Goulburn Valley Family Care, 19 Welsford St
Shepparton, Vic 3630 Australia
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Free 11 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:00am April 5th, Narre Warren

Friday April 5, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Uniting Narre Warren, 55 Webb Street
Narre Warren, Vic 3805 Australia
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Free 2 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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BSBPMG522 Undertake Project Work

Friday April 5, 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$375 – $430 9 tickets left

Please note that Nationally Recognised Training units are subject to admission requirements, and our Compliance Officer will be in touch after you register.  Aim of training This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -1:00pm April 5th, Narre Warren

Friday April 5, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Uniting Narre Warren, 55 Webb Street
Narre Warren, Vic 3805 Australia
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Free 8 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Accredited CPR Training 9.30am to 12.30pm – CALCPR20190408

Monday April 8, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This is a half day (3 hours) accredited training covering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for skills and knowledge meeting the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

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Accredited CPR Training 1.30pm to 4.30pm – CALCPR20190408

Monday April 8, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This is a half day (3 hours) accredited training covering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for skills and knowledge meeting the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

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Reportable Conduct and Child Safe Standards -CBD- April 9th

Tuesday April 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $90 32 tickets left

This two hour Reportable Conduct Scheme information session is targeted at all staff, volunteers, management of phase 3 organisations.  It will include information on: Background of the Scheme Key elements of the Scheme The Child Safe Standards Reporting obligations and  responsibilities of Heads of Organisations. Criminal Offences Reporting Obligations Duty of Care The session will include opportunities to work through case examples drawn from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Recommended audience: New quality and compliance

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Family Systems Therapy and Family Structure – April 10th -CALFST20190410

Wednesday April 10, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 27 tickets left

This one-day workshop aims to provide a theoretical foundation of knowledge & skills in family systems therapy & family structure to understand how the dynamics within these systems interact and influence each other. It covers the theoretical frameworks that encompass a family unit, the dynamics, structures, composition, communication, scripted roles, culture, values & beliefs that dissipate, hinder or bind the family system together.  Topics Theoretical frameworks Structural Family therapy General systems theory Social learning theory Attachment theory Ecological systems theory

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -April 11th Footscray

Thursday April 11, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tweddle, Footscray, 53 Adelaide St
Footscray, Vic 3011 Australia
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Free 9 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Friday April 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$1400 – $1700 17 tickets left

If you are not a member of the Centre, click through to our member page to find out how you or your organisation can sign up.   Target audience The Diploma of Leadership and Management is for individuals who are already in leadership and management roles in the child, youth and families sector, and for individuals who are working towards a leadership position. The Centre offers this diploma to develop and hone management skills for individuals within the context of

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00 April 12, Collingwood

Friday April 12, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
VACCHO, 17-23 Sackville Street
Collingwood, Vic 3066 Australia
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Free 22 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Program Logic – GEELONG- April 15th- CALPL20190415

Monday April 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$120 18 tickets left

This three hour workshop assists participants to understand why Program Logic is a helpful tool in developing and evaluating projects/programs, how to understand the interrelated components of Program Logic and how to apply it in the evaluation of programs. Learning Outcomes • Understand the methodology that underpins Program Logic • Understand the core components of Program Logic and how they interrelate • Understand why Program Logic is an important tool in developing, monitoring and evaluating projects/programs • Support participants to

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Supporting Practitioners Working with LGBTI Children,Young People, and Families​ April 16th, CALGBTI20190416

Tuesday April 16, 9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 25 tickets left

Course description: This session has been created to support practitioners working with LGBTI children and young people in care. The training covers principles for effective communication and ‘strengths-based’ best practice. The Session is delivered by Queerspace. Learning Outcomes Developed knowledge and comfort with key terminology around sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity Increased understanding of healthy child development as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity, while differentiating between these two development processes Improved ability to recognise and

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Motivational Interviewing -CALMI20190418

Thursday April 18, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 29 tickets left

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing $290 - $330 One of the biggest challenges faced by workers in our sector is helping people change deep patterns of behaviour which increase their risks of harm. This workshop offers a goal-directed, practical approach to counselling and working with clients who have identified a need for change, but are unable to begin the process. Motivational interviewing is one of the most advanced techniques to help clients work through the feelings which block their ability to

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Conflict Resolution Skills – April 24th -CALCRS20190424

Wednesday April 24, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This one day course will assist staff in developing their communication skills by learning how to manage and resolve conflict. Learning Outcomes   Understand the factors that contribute to miscommunication and conflict Compare different models of conflict management Manage your emotional responses to confrontation Establish respectful relationships with people with whom you disagree Improve assertiveness and the ability to discuss difficult topics Learn techniques to convert conflict into negotiation and collaboration   Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided If you have

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Strategies to Support Learning for Young People who have Experienced Trauma – April 26th -CALSYPT20190426

Friday April 26, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Children and Family Services, 115 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia
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$290 – $330 20 tickets left

This 4 hour workshop gives kinship and foster carers practical strategies to encourage positive engagement to support young people in their learning. It is designed to assist carers to better understand trauma, its effect on behaviour and impact on learning. During this session you will: • learn to better understand trauma and its impact on behaviour and learning • strategies to engage young people in their learning • learn and apply practical strategies to assist young people in their learning • understand what schools should provide under the Out

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Self-Care: Detecting and preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma – April 26th -CALSCS20190426

Friday April 26, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Practitioners in the child and family welfare sector are at a higher risk for vicarious trauma, a cumulative process which can creep up   , changing our attitudes, worldviews, and ultimately cutting short many promising careers.  Some participants who have completed this workshop discovered they were actually more affected by their clients’ trauma  than they had ever previously realised. This workshop has been developed for the child and family welfare sector by Kaz Mitchell, a counsellor and psychotherapist who teaches in

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:30 am April 26th Surrey Hills

Friday April 26, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Association for Children with a Disability, Suite 1, 587 Canterbury Rd
Surrey Hills, Vic 3127 Australia
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Free 19 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Ringwood)

Tuesday April 30, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Wesley – Ringwood, Level 1, 291a Maroondah Hwy
Ringwood, 3134 Australia
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Free 13 tickets left

From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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May 2019

Leadership Skills for New Managers -May 2nd CALLSNM201900502

Thursday May 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

Please use this link to check your organisations membership status: https://www.cfecfw.asn.au/members/ This full day workshop focuses on some of the most challenging problems that confront new managers in the sector. Often the transition from staff to management brings unexpected challenges. How do you adjust to setting new boundaries, while maintaining your existing relationships? What happens when the buck stops with you? The workshop will be facilitated by Lesley Blefari, a trainer with many years of experience teaching diploma courses in management,

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BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Friday May 3, 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$375 – $430 10 tickets left

Please note that Nationally Recognised Training units are subject to admission requirements, and our Compliance Officer will be in touch after you register.  Aim of training This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships. It applies to individuals in leadership or management who have a prominent role in establishing and managing processes and procedures to support workplace relationships taking into account the organisation's values, goals and cultural diversity. At this level work will

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:30am May 3rd Surrey Hills

Friday May 3, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Association for Children with a Disability, Suite 1, 587 Canterbury Rd
Surrey Hills, Vic 3127 Australia
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Free 12 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Supervision Skills – 6 May – CALSS20190506

Monday May 6, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 19 tickets left

This course assists staff to provide a more confident and creative service to clients. It assists participants to understand approaches to Supervisory Practice and explores Clinical Education frameworks and models, to ensure that services to clients are safe and ethical as well as providing a reflective space for a supervisee to enhance their competence and confidence when working with clients. One of the aims of this course is to incorporate different modalities of Supervision into a single course, rather than

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Accredited CPR Training 1.30pm to 4.30pm- CALCPR20190507

Tuesday May 7, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This is a half day (3 hours) accredited training covering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for skills and knowledge meeting the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

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Participation and Empowerment of Children and Young People in your organisation -CBD- May 8th

Wednesday May 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $90 31 tickets left

This session will suggest practical ways to engage with children and young people in your organisation. It will draw on the body of research from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to help you to develop strategies to encourage the participation and empowerment of children.   Recommended audience: Program leaders, team leaders, managers, Board members. A working knowledge of  Victoria’s Child Safe Standards is assumed.

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Leaving Care Network Forum

Thursday May 9, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 45 tickets left

The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioner Network holds four forums each year. In 2019 they will be on: Wednesday 20 February, 2019 Thursday 9 May, 2019 Thursday 1 August, 2019 Thursday 31 October, 2019 If you work with young people who are preparing to leave care or have left care, these forums offer you the opportunity to: come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector share experiences, good practice and innovation to better support young people leaving care listen

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Cultural Awareness: Introduction to working with Aboriginal children, young people and families -13 May 2019 -CALACA20190513

Monday May 13, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 29 tickets left

The aim of this one day workshop is to provide participants working in the child and family welfare sector with introductory knowledge and understanding to assist them in working with Aboriginal children, youth, families and workers in a culturally respectful way. Topics Covered Aboriginal History - life before and after colonisation Key effects of Stolen Generation and the continued effects - grief, loss, and trauma The resilience and strength in Aboriginal Communities Aboriginal Culture Overview Aboriginal family roles and responsibilities

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Wodonga)

Tuesday May 14, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Junction Support Services,  Wodonga, Shop 9/155 Melbourne Road             
Wodonga Vic 3689, VIC 3689 Australia
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Free 13 tickets left

From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -1:00pm May 14th, Morwell

Tuesday May 14, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Morwell Bowls Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd
Morwell, Vic 3840 Australia
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Free Sold out

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00am, May 16th, Melbourne CBD

Thursday May 16, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 13 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:00am, May 20th, Melbourne CBD

Monday May 20, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 13 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Morwell)

Monday May 20, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Morwell Bowls Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd
Morwell, Vic 3840 Australia
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Free 25 tickets left

From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -1:30pm, May 20th, Melbourne CBD

Monday May 20, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free Sold out

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -1:00pm May 21st, Melbourne CBD

Tuesday May 21, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 14 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Understanding Adolescent Risk-Taking and Drug Use – May 23rd -CALDU20190523

Thursday May 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

Course description: Risk is an essential element of adolescent development, providing opportunity for young people to expand their limits and understand the world. It is also our responsibility to protect young people from potential harm. Drug use in adolescence can create risks and potential harms, which practitioners can respond to using the approaches explored in this training. Learning outcomes:  Understand the role of risk in adolescent development  Understand the different functions of substance use for adolescents  Learn

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -1:00pm, May 23rd, Bendigo

Thursday May 23, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Comfort Inn, Julie-Anna, 268 Napier St
Bendigo, Vic 3550 Australia
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Free 26 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:30am May 24th, Ballarat

Friday May 24, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Koorie Family Services, 109 Lydiard St
Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia
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Free Sold out

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Understanding and Working with Adolescent Mental Health Issues – May 27th -CALAMHI20190527

Monday May 27, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 28 tickets left

The trainer for this course is Craig Maloney, who brings three decades of experience as a practitioner and trainer in mental health care. Craig earned two national awards for excellence in mental health care while the director of a Headspace Centre, specialising in early intervention mental health services for 12-25 year olds. In this full day workshop, participants will: Learn evidence-based techniques for dealing with disruptive behaviours Learn evidence-based techniques for dealing with self-harming behaviours Understand the causes and nature

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:30am, May 27th, Seymour

Monday May 27, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Conference Room, Performance Arts Building, Seymour College, Loco Street
Seymour, Vic 3717 Australia
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Free 18 spots left

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00am, May 28th, Wangaratta

Tuesday May 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre (Memorial Hall B), 33-37 Ford Street
Wangaratta, Victoria 3677 Australia
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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Understanding and Using Program Logic – 29th May CALPL20190529

Wednesday May 29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$120 14 tickets left

This three hour workshop assists participants to understand why Program Logic is a helpful tool in developing and evaluating projects/programs, how to understand the interrelated components of Program Logic and how to apply it in the evaluation of programs. Learning Outcomes • Understand the methodology that underpins Program Logic • Understand the core components of Program Logic and how they interrelate • Understand why Program Logic is an important tool in developing, monitoring and evaluating projects/programs • Support participants to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -9:00am, May 31st, Surrey Hills

Friday May 31, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Association for Children with a Disability, Suite 1, 587 Canterbury Rd
Surrey Hills, Vic 3127 Australia
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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -1:00pm, May 31st, Surrey Hills

Friday May 31, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Association for Children with a Disability, Suite 1, 587 Canterbury Rd
Surrey Hills, Vic 3127 Australia
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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and service providers interact. Previously CFS practitioners could refer families to Disability Client Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other specialist community service organisations for a disability support response. With the transfer of responsibility for disability supports moving to the NDIS, all sectors including CFS will need to

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June 2019

Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Bundoora)

Monday June 3, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Hosted by Uni Hill Conference Centre, 30 Graduate Road
Bundoora, Victoria 3083 Australia
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From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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Supporting and Managing Organisational Change – June 4th -CALSMOC20190406

Tuesday June 4, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 29 tickets left

This one-day workshop aims to provide an understanding of the theoretical frameworks that underpin a Change Management Model & how to create an organizational culture that embraces change to enhance practice and outcomes. The focus of this session is for participants to acquire the necessary knowledge & skills in the development of a Change Management Plan to support and enhance the implementation of organizational change.   Topics Change Management theory Models and theories of change management Change Management plans Developing

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Motivational Interviewing -June 6th -CALMI20190606

Thursday June 6, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing $290 - $330 One of the biggest challenges faced by workers in our sector is helping people change deep patterns of behaviour which increase their risks of harm. This workshop offers a goal-directed, practical approach to counselling and working with clients who have identified a need for change, but are unable to begin the process. Motivational interviewing is one of the most advanced techniques to help clients work through the feelings which block their ability to

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Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment June 11th CALDSRA20190611

Tuesday June 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 29 tickets left

  Based on Victorian research, this training explores how technology is being used to perpetrate family violence and the ways adult survivors and advocates can respond to increase safety and perpetrator accountability. This training is delivered by the The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV). This course covers: Understanding the unique and changing ways technology is being used to exert power and control over women and their children (ie. through Facebook, Twitter, ‘Revenge Porn’ etc) Different types of technology used and

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Accredited CPR Training 9.30am to 12.30pm – CALCPR20190612

Wednesday June 12, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This is a half day (3 hours) accredited training covering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for skills and knowledge meeting the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

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Accredited CPR Training 1.30pm to 4.30pm – CALCPR20190612

Wednesday June 12, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This is a half day (3 hours) accredited training covering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for skills and knowledge meeting the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

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Self-Care: Detecting and preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma -June 13th -CALSCS20190613

Thursday June 13, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

Practitioners in the child and family welfare sector are at a higher risk for vicarious trauma, a cumulative process which can creep up, changing our attitudes, worldviews, and ultimately cutting short many promising careers.  Some participants who have completed this workshop discovered they were actually more affected by their clients’ trauma  than they had ever previously realised. This workshop has been developed for the child and family welfare sector by Kaz Mitchell, a counsellor and psychotherapist who teaches in the Bachelor

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Bendigo)

Monday June 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quest Bendigo, 489 High St, Bendigo VIC 3555
Bendigo, VIC 3555 Australia
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From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre for

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Family Work Skills and AOD: strengths based approaches to engaging families of young people experiencing alcohol and drug use. June 17th CALFWAOD20190617

Monday June 17, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

Family Work Skills and AOD: strengths based approaches to engaging families of young people experiencing alcohol and drug use Young people engaging in drug use and other problematic behaviours may be experiencing conflict with their families, however the family is often the most valuable resource available to a young person.   This one day training, delivered by AOD specialists, the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS),  is designed for workers to build their skills and confidence to effectively engage the

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Program Logic – BENDIGO – June 19th- CALPL20190619

Wednesday June 19, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$120 19 tickets left

This three hour workshop assists participants to understand why Program Logic is a helpful tool in developing and evaluating projects/programs, how to understand the interrelated components of Program Logic and how to apply it in the evaluation of programs. Learning Outcomes • Understand the methodology that underpins Program Logic • Understand the core components of Program Logic and how they interrelate • Understand why Program Logic is an important tool in developing, monitoring and evaluating projects/programs • Support participants to

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Skilled at Looking After Children (LAC) -June 20th CALLAC20190620

Thursday June 20, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 25 tickets left

This course provides an essential introduction to Looking after Children (LAC) for all out of home care (OOHC) workers- what it is, how to fill reports-and most importantly, why it is important! This blended delivery model requires up to two hours of online work to be completed prior to the face to face modules. Learning Outcomes Gain an understanding of the history of LAC, including the needs it was designed to meet Become familiar with the various LAC reports and

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Advanced Case Management Practice – June 26th – CALACM20190626

Wednesday June 26, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 19 tickets left

This one-day workshop aims to assist practitioners understand and explore theoretical frameworks and models that underpin complex case management and how to assess and engage individuals and families who are experiencing complex and multiple issues in their case planning and goal setting. This workshop will explore attachment theory, the effects of trauma and how this knowledge informs case management practice. This workshop will examine issues that impact on circumstances that can impede the change processes for individuals and families in

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July 2019

Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Mildura)

Monday July 8, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Quest Mildura, 115/119 Madden Ave,
Mildura, VIC 3500 Australia
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From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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August 2019

Leaving Care Network Forum

Thursday August 1, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioner Network holds four forums each year. In 2019 they will be on: Wednesday 20 February, 2019 Thursday 9 May, 2019 Thursday 1 August, 2019 Thursday 31 October, 2019 If you work with young people who are preparing to leave care or have left care, these forums offer you the opportunity to: come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector share experiences, good practice and innovation to better support young people leaving care listen

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (South Melbourne)

Monday August 19, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Hosted by MacKillop Family Services (South Melbourne), 237 Cecil Street
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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September 2019

Child Safe Standards: An Introduction -CBD- September 4th

Wednesday September 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$40 – $50 40 tickets left

This session is an introduction to the Victorian Child Safe Standards. It will provide a general overview of the Child Safe Standards in Victoria. Recommended audience: new staff or volunteers/ new Board appointees or committees of management. No prior knowledge of the Child Safe Standards is presumed.

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Melton)

Monday September 9, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
Melton Quality Hotel, Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Rd, Melton South
Melton, VIC 3338 Australia
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From 1 January 2018, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) are required to hold or be undertaking, either: Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out-of-home care) Or; a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of of the Residential Care Beginning Practice   Residential Care Beginning Practice is the 4 minimum qualification units run by the Centre

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October 2019

Reportable Conduct and Child Safe Standards -CBD- October 9th

Wednesday October 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $90 40 tickets left

All Early Years and Children’s Services, Museums and Zoos will come under the Reportable Conduct Scheme on the first of January 2019. This two hour Reportable Conduct Scheme information session is targeted at all staff, volunteers, management of phase 3 organisations.  It will include information on: Background of the Scheme Key elements of the Scheme The Child Safe Standards Reporting obligations and  responsibilities of Heads of Organisations. Criminal Offences Reporting Obligations Duty of Care The session will include opportunities to

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Child Safe Standards: Risk Assessment Facilitated Workshop -CBD- October 16th

Wednesday October 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$100 – $150 40 tickets left

This will be a facilitated workshop to encourage staff to identify possible risks in their work environments, and to develop strategies to reduce/ remove and mitigate against these risks.   Recommended audience: quality and compliance staff, Human Resource staff, team leaders, managers, Board members. Working knowledge of  Victoria’s Child Safe Standards is assumed.

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Embedding a Child Safe Culture -CBD – October 21st

Monday October 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $90 40 tickets left

This session will help you to identify strategies to create a culture of child safety in your organisation. It will look at each of the Child Safe Standards in more detail and help you to identify gaps and opportunities across your organisation.   Recommended audience: quality and compliance staff, Human Resource staff, team leaders, managers, Board members. Working knowledge of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards is assumed.

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Counselling Skills for Non-Counselors -October 23rd – CALCSN20191023

Wednesday October 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This one day interactive workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide basic effective counselling skills in a direct practice setting to better support children, young people and families. Learning Outcomes • Understand the theoretical approaches and model underpinning effective counselling • Demonstrate effective communication skills • Demonstrate effective general counselling and motivational interviewing skills • Understand the role of self-reflection in practice • Demonstrate understanding of working in the best interest of the client throughout

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Participation and Empowerment of Children and Young People in your organisation -CBD- October 30th

Wednesday October 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $90 40 tickets left

This session will suggest practical ways to engage with children and young people in your organisation. It will draw on the body of research from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to help you to develop strategies to encourage the participation and empowerment of children.   Recommended audience: Program leaders, team leaders, managers, Board members. Working knowledge of  Victoria’s Child Safe Standards is assumed.

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Leaving Care Network Forum

Thursday October 31, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 49 tickets left

The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioner Network holds four forums each year. In 2019 they will be on: Wednesday 20 February, 2019 Thursday 9 May, 2019 Thursday 1 August, 2019 Thursday 31 October, 2019   If you work with young people who are preparing to leave care or have left care, these forums offer you the opportunity to: come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector share experiences, good practice and innovation to better support young people leaving care

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