Tri-peaks Webinars

The Tri-Peaks Project has collaborated with a number of leading organisation and individuals, to provide expert information on a range of topics. ​

2021 Webinars
Rethinking child protection system design assumptions for families with multiple and complex needs
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Professor Leah Bromfield is one of Australia’s foremost child protection researchers and is Co-Director at the Australian Centre for Child Protection.  She is a well-regarded research expert in issues affecting child protection systems, chronic maltreatment and cumulative harm, and has worked closely with state, national and international governments on establishing and implementing child welfare reforms, including the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.

Professor Bromfield was the Professorial Fellow to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, established by the Australian government and lead its extensive research program.

She won the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Award for Public Sector and Academia.

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Voice of the Client Framework

This webinar Sarah Bendall (DFFH) will give an overview of the Client voice framework for community services and how it helps to ensure the quality and safety of community services for everybody, every time. The webinar also included a panel of representatives from across community services who are passionate about client voice and will share some practical examples and ideas about how to engage clients well.  

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Where we are at: The social, economic, and wellbeing impacts of COVID 19 with Tom Craven

Tom Craven is an economist and strategy consultant with Cube Group. Cube is a purpose-driven consultancy, working solely with public value organisations across government and non-government sectors. Tom’s work focusses on the delivery of public services.  He helps health, justice, education and social services organisations to understand the major economic, social and policy trends impacting their business and to chart a course through them.

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2020 Webinars
ThinkPlace: The State of Social Innovation

This webinar is presented by Sarah Patterson, General Manager of Victoria at ThinkPlace.

Sarah leads ThinkPlace’s Victorian Studio in delivering local, national and international work, and brings deep expertise in facilitating co-design engagements that traverse policy and technical environments. When we talk about innovation we are talking about new ways of thinking, acting and collaborating that unlock better outcomes for people.

An update on the first Australian Child Maltreatment Study, Prof. Ben Matthews

An update on the first Australian Child Maltreatment Study with Prof Ben Matthews and Prof Daryl Higgins. 

The joint DHHS and Tri-Peaks webinar provides an update on the Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS).

This is the first national study of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in Australia, its mental and physical health outcomes, and the burden of disease. This is a 5 year study (2019-23), funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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Young People and AOD

This webinar has specifically been designed for workers across the child and family services, community health, and AOD sectors.

The webinar provided an overview of common issues for young people who are using AOD, engaging constructively with young people about AOD, developmentally appropriate interventions for young people, the benefits and opportunities of working with young people.

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Changes in working, innovation and impact on clients that have been developed and implemented during COVID-19

Three presentations on changes in how health and human services are working in the pandemic environment

Presenters: Bronwyn Pike CEO of Uniting Vic Tas, Nicole Bartholomeusz CEO of CoHealth, and Dr Stefan Gruenert CEO of Odyssey House Victoria

‘AOD 101’ – Part 1

This webinar provided and overview of the not-for-profit AOD treatment sector, incorporating its structure, agencies, consumers and workforce, where and how to access treatment for your clients, how does Safescript work?, pharmacotherapy and a background to the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR)

Presented by Moses Abbatangelo – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Dr Suzanne Neilsen – Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne and Kasey Elmore – Operations Manager, Medical Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR)

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AOD 101 - Part 2

This webinar provided an overview of what does the client’s journey look like? (from Intake through to discharge), substance types and signs and symptoms of use (intoxication, overdose and withdrawal) and client populations: youth, adults, forensic, older people and their differences in terms of engagement and treatment, managing complexity: prevalence and management of MH and trauma issues, homelessness and FV, and cultural awareness, treatment modalities (relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness) and a first-hand view of the AOD treatment system and the journey from the perspective of a consumer

Presented by Moses Abbatangelo – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Dr Suzanne Neilsen – Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne and Kasey Elmore – Operations Manager, Medical Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR)

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Risk Management Fundamentals for Health and Community Services

This webinar covered key risk management concepts, risk management frameworks and governance and using risk management to make informed decisions related to strategic risks and risk register development.

Presented by: John Belfrage and Cat Strawa, Risk Advisers, VMIA

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Methamphetamine and Pregnancy: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar discussed current evidence, health impacts and effective service delivery and models of care

Presenters: Assoc Prof Yvonne Bonomo, Dr Anna Tottman, Julie Blandthorn – Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne

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Four keys to an effective Board

This webinar covered developing a skills matrix for your board, clarifying the commitment required to be a board member at your organisation and why alignment and diversity of board members is vital.

Presented by Helga Svendsen, Facilitator and Coach, Board member of the Royal Women’s Hospital

The Journey from Response to Recovery from COVID-19 for Victoria’s Community Health and Human Services Sector

This webinar considered what Australia’s possible pathways to recovery from COVID-19 look like for health and community services, the multiple ‘waves’ of service disruptions that the COVID-19 will cause and how other organisations are preparing for the long-term journey to recovery.

This webinar was presented by Tom Craven, Director, and Rob Camm, Partner, from Cube Group

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The financial future beyond COVID-19: why financial education matters for employers and employees
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This webinar covered:

  • Data-led insights on the links between the financial wellbeing of employees and productivity.
  • Financial support options available to employees due to COVID-19.
  • How super is invested and the impacts of COVID-19.
    What you need to be thinking about now to secure your financial future.

Presenters: Prashant Iyer and Julianne Coleman, First State Super

Governance in not-for-profits during COVID-19

This webinar covered board director duties, liability and safe harbour provisions, online privacy and data security, duty of care for staff during COVID-19.

Presented by Dean Katz, Partner Cornwalls Lawyers

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What should be different in the new normal post-pandemic?

The entire Australian health system has changed rapidly in the last 6 months due to COVID-19, forcing changes that have been advocated for, for decades. What is the future for our health systems, and the AOD sector in particular?

Presenters by Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, Grattan Institute and Prof Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

The impact of COVID-19 for separated parents and their children

Presented by Cath Tregills, Executive Manager & Marney Bowden, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Matters

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Victoria’s new workplace manslaughter laws

The new industrial manslaughter laws were added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act). They will result in a much greater spotlight on compliance with existing OHS laws, as well as introducing a new particular offence of industrial manslaughter.

This webinar considered the scope of the new laws and how organisations can prepare for them.

Presented by Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Tools for Working Remotely & Privacy Implications

Presented by Sonia Sharp, Partner EY

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Evaluating the NFP Board

Presented by Jo-Anne Morfoot, VHA, Fi Mercer, Governance Evaluator, Gayle Boschert, Child & Family Services, Ballarat

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Global perspectives and practical strategies Financial Viability for the NGO sector during COVID-19’

Presented by Cameron Bird, Partner, EY

Global Workforce Perspectives and Practical Strategies in COVID-19

Presented by Sonia Sharp, Partner EY

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