Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
_h_Our vision, values and purpose_hh_
Leadership and advocacy in child, youth and family services.
Our Board members are highly respected leaders and experts in the child and family services sector.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Deb advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
Online courses for residential care workers in Victoria.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_h_Sector Development Forums_hh_
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
_h_Treating Families Fairly_hh_
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
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This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. RTO: 40990
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of Training This session has been developed by MOAT: Mental Health Services in association with RCLDS, 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
This workshop is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. The training outline is as follows: Introduction to Autism Introduction of the social model of disability, ableism and language Autism and Identity What is autism spectrum disorder is and how it effects a person’s behaviour Overview of an Autism diagnosis Understand how sensory processing differences impact on a person and how they engage with the environment Recognise the thinking styles that autistic people have and where support may be required Identify
This workshop is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. This course is a comprehensive program aimed at educating people to recognise and manage mental health crises. Designed and developed under the auspices of Orygen Research and the University of Melbourne, this workshop is widely recognised as the Mental Health First Aid course. This course will: provide information and strategies for a first aid response to mental health crisis demystify mental health help participants recognise symptoms of the major
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of Training Aimed at primary care workers, but suitable for other workers too. This training will provide participants with the tools needed to maintain their safety and the safety of their client. The training will also include overview and analysis on best practice of critical incident procedures. Learning Outcomes: Implement a range of de-escalation techniques Implement key principles of negotiation Skill to protect oneself from violent and dangerous