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Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

03 9614 1577|www.cfecfw.asn.au

May 2019

Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Morwell)

Tuesday May 21, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Morwell Bowls Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd
Morwell, Vic 3840 Australia
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Free Sold out

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 21st, Melbourne CBD

Tuesday May 21, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 2 spots left

Please contact training@cfecfw.asn.au if you have any specific accessibility requirements.   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

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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 17 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 10 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 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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 26 tickets left

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 of eating disorders Learn evidence-based techniques for dealing with depression and anxiety Learn about the 11 types of personality disorders which can present in young people   Coffee/tea facilities available and lunch provided. If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au. Please note: Payment is required prior to the

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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 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 -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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Free 1 spot 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 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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$120 14 tickets left

This three hour workshop assists Program Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors 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

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00am to 1:30pm, May 30th, Lilydale

Thursday May 30, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Anglicare Lilydale, 47-51 Castella Street
Lilydale, Vic 3140 Australia
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Free 7 spots left

Please contact training@cfecfw.asn.au if you have any specific accessibility requirements. 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

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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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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 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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Free 1 spot 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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June 2019

Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Bundoora)

Monday June 3, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Uni Hill Conference Centre, 30 Graduate Road
Bundoora, Victoria 3083 Australia
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Free Sold out

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 -10:00am, June 3rd, Mildura

Monday June 3, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Quest Mildura, 115/119 Madden Ave,
Mildura, VIC 3500 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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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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 27 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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 23 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 St
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 St
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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CFECFW Redress Forum

Wednesday June 12, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 24 tickets left

The Centre invites you to participate in the first of our forums on the National Redress Scheme on 12 June from 3.30-5pm. Rita Kritikos, A/g Director, Engagement at the DSSS Redress Policy and Legislation Branch, will be in Melbourne on 12 June and will meet with participants to take questions from forum members regarding participating institutions’ roles and responsibilities under the scheme, rules, processes and any other operational matters. Colleagues from the Redress team at DHHS are also invited to share

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Bendigo)

Monday June 17, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Quest Bendigo, 489 High St, Bendigo VIC 3555
Bendigo, VIC 3555 Australia
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Free 12 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 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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 29 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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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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 23 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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 11 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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Protecting Young People Online – Online Intake

Sunday June 30
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 June 30
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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Supervision conversations – Online Intake

Sunday June 30
Online Australia
Free

This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an interactive online course to guide managers, supervisors and team leaders in conducting conversations with staff post-training. The module is also available to all RCLDS staff wanting to learn more about supervision conversations and how to gain the most out of training. Following completion of the online component, your manager will be emailed and asked to discuss any ideas and issues the course raised.

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Infection Control in Residential Care – Online Intake

Sunday June 30
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 June 30
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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Fire Safety (DHHS induction content) – Online Intake

Sunday June 30
Online Australia
Free

This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. This is a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) module - Fire safety induction program for 24 hour supported accommodation. Since December 2013, the training requirements for staff working in 24 hour government funded and managed residential facilities has changed - the strategy now focuses on 'safe place and safe people'. The use of first attack emergency equipment by staff is no longer recommenced as part of fire

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July 2019

Identify mental health crisis situations and how to respond – (CALIMHS20190703) July 3rd 2019

Wednesday July 3, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

This one day course will assist staff in identifying mental health crisis situations and how to respond. Learning Outcomes Gain an understanding of major mental health illness groups Identify signs of mental illness Improved communication skills Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues Identify issues that impact people with mental illness Recognise the need for additional support and how to facilitate that Coffee/Tea available and lunch provided If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au.

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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (Mildura)

Monday July 8, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Quest Mildura, 115/119 Madden Ave,
Mildura, VIC 3500 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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Effective Conflict Management – 10th July 2019 (CALCRS20190710)

Wednesday July 10, 9:30 am
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 25 tickets left

Aim of Training Occupational violence has increased over recent years with statistical evidence indicating that individuals working within the residential, welfare and home based care sectors are amongst those most likely to be subjected to potentially violent situations. The fundamental aim of the current program is to ensure safety – safety for all. Through your participation in this program, you will learn the necessary skills to engage a diverse range of individuals in addition to the key micro-skills that underpin

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Child Safe Standards: An Introduction -CBD- July 11th

Thursday July 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$40.00 – $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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BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management (July 2019)

Friday July 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$1400 – $1700 13 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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RCLDS – Working Well with LGBTIQ Young People In Residential Care – (RCLLGBTIQ20190712) 12th July 2019

Friday July 12, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hosted by MacKillop Family Services (South Melbourne), 237 Cecil Street
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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Free 5 tickets left

This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. Intended outcomes of the session are: Understanding what the letters in LGBTIQ mean; access to research and information about the health status and risks of LGBTIQ youth; increased empathy and understanding about living as LGBTIQ in a heteronormative world; strategies for working well with LGBTIQ youth and the best ways to support their wellbeing. This professional development session includes a mix of information delivery, discussion and activities leading to

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Step by Step Victoria (Familiarisation training)

Tuesday July 16, 9:30 am - Wednesday July 17, 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free

Step By Step - 2 Day Training Shared Lives is a competency-based assessment package including tools and a clear framework for making assessments of foster care applicants based on evidence of their skills. It provides a systemic way to engage an applicant and share information with them, and guides the assessor to reach an informed decision about the applicant’s suitability for fostering.   It is MANDATORY for staff to attend training in Shared Lives Familiarisation training first. This provides perspective

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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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 43 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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Professional Boundaries in the Work Place – 2nd August 2019 (CALPB20190802)

Friday August 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$290 – $330 25 tickets left

Aim of Training This session has been developed by MOAT to support staff in refining their interactions with clients and other professionals. Maintaining our professional boundaries and working reflectively are key foundations to maximising the support we offer clients. Learning Outcomes Following this session, participants will be able to: Discuss the advantages of reflective practice List models of reflective practice Outline the principles of professional boundaries Identify potential professional boundary violations Describe a ‘parallel process’ and strategies to minimise this

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Case Notes and Record Keeping – 5th August, 2019 – (CALCN20190805)

Monday August 5
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 40 tickets left

Aimed at those working within the child and family sector who in their role are required to write case notes and reports. The workshop is designed to assist participants in their role to document client work ensuring it is compliant, effective and relevant.

 

 

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Supporting Practitioners working with LGBTIQ Young People – 7th August 2019 (CALLGBTIQ20190807)

Wednesday August 7, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 25 tickets left

Intended outcomes of the session are: Understanding what the letters in LGBTIQ mean; access to research and information about the health status and risks of LGBTIQ youth; increased empathy and understanding about living as LGBTIQ in a heteronormative world; strategies for working well with LGBTIQ youth and the best ways to support their wellbeing. This professional development session includes a mix of information delivery, discussion and activities leading to transformative learning. Current, Australian evidence-based research that informs best practice when

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Motivational Interviewing – August 12 – (CALMI20190812)

Monday August 12, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 23 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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Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme -CBD- August 15th

Thursday August 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$40 – $50 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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Residential Care -Beginning Practice (South Melbourne)

Monday August 19, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by MacKillop Family Services (South Melbourne), 237 Cecil Street
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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Free 18 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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Identify mental health crisis situations and how to respond – (CALIMHS20190822) August 22nd 2019

Thursday August 22, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$290 – $330 30 tickets left

This one day course will assist staff in identifying mental health crisis situations and how to respond. Learning Outcomes Gain an understanding of major mental health illness groups Identify signs of mental illness Improved communication skills Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues Identify issues that impact people with mental illness Recognise the need for additional support and how to facilitate that Coffee/Tea available and lunch provided If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au.

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Practical skills to help young people and families get the best from the NDIS – August 27th 2019 – (CALNDIS20190827)

Tuesday August 27, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
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: Tuesday 27th August 2019 - Limited Places Available 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

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Step by Step Victoria (Familiarisation training)

Thursday August 29, 9:30 am - Friday August 30, 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 15 tickets left

Step By Step - 2 Day Training Shared Lives is a competency-based assessment package including tools and a clear framework for making assessments of foster care applicants based on evidence of their skills. It provides a systemic way to engage an applicant and share information with them, and guides the assessor to reach an informed decision about the applicant’s suitability for fostering.   It is MANDATORY for staff to attend training in Shared Lives Familiarisation training first. This provides perspective

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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 St
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 - 4:00 pm
Melton Quality Hotel, Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Rd, Melton South
Melton, VIC 3338 Australia
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Free 21 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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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 St
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 St
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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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 St
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 St
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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Step by Step Victoria (Familiarisation training)

Thursday October 24, 9:30 am - Friday October 25, 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 20 tickets left

Step By Step - 2 Day Training Shared Lives is a competency-based assessment package including tools and a clear framework for making assessments of foster care applicants based on evidence of their skills. It provides a systemic way to engage an applicant and share information with them, and guides the assessor to reach an informed decision about the applicant’s suitability for fostering.   It is MANDATORY for staff to attend training in Shared Lives Familiarisation training first. This provides perspective

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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 St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $90 39 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 St
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

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