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Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

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5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
0396141577 www.cfecfw.asn.au

February 2020

Shared Lives Victoria (Familiarisation training) 24th February 2020

Monday February 24, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 2 tickets left

Shared Lives One Day Familiarisation Training The one day familiarisation training in the new Shared Lives Victoria is for those staff who have experience in training carers. Those who are inexperienced in training carers need to book into the three day training which will be offered at a later date.     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

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Integrated Family Services/ ChildFIRST Network Forum (26 Feb) – Forum 1

Wednesday February 26, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Child FIRST/IFS network is open to all organisations delivering related programs in Victoria and provides an opportunity to: Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector Share experiences, good practice and innovation in family services work Engage with DHHS Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Become involved in initiatives to advocate around family services This is a large and diverse network and we encourage

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Leaving Care and Post Care Network (Forum 1)

Thursday February 27, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 6 spots left

The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioners Network holds four forums each year. 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 to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Places are

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March 2020

Shared Lives Victoria 2019 Extensive 3 day Training

Monday March 2 - Wednesday March 4
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Shared Lives Victoria 2019 Extensive 3 day Training This Training session is for existing agency staff that will be wanting to deliver Shared Lives Victoria to prospective foster carers with in the next 6 months. Specifically designed for those staff that haven’t previously delivered or have experience in Shared Stories Shared Lives (SSSL). This session will cover the updated package – Shared Lives Victoria. On 1 July 2019, Shared Lives Victoria 2019 will have replaced Shared Stories Shared Lives as

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Best Interests Practice Model Framework – (CALBIP20200303) (CBD)

Tuesday March 3, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 14 tickets left

The aim of this workshop is to provide practitioners with an understanding of the principles and practices of Best Interests Case Practice Model and how this is embedded into their work context. This training provides information on how to embed a service system that supports clients to heal and recover at the same time as building the necessary scaffolding for the practitioner in order to prevent stress and vicarious trauma. Topics Systemic approach to case work Collaborative practice Trauma informed

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BSBMGT516 Facilitate Continuous Improvement

Friday March 6, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 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 continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements. It applies to individuals who take an active role in managing

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Advanced Case Management Practice – CBD – (CALACM2020310)

Tuesday March 10, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 49 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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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00am-2:30pm, March 11th Melbourne CBD

Wednesday March 11, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 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 adolescents who use and abuse substances – CBD (CALDU20200312)

Thursday March 12, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Working with adolescents who use and abuse substances Understand the how best to support young people who use and abuse substances to effect change.   Learning Outcomes Understand why young people use drugs Learn what drug young people are using, the context of use, and the effects Understand signs and symptoms of alcohol and other drugs use and conditions which may mask or mimic these How to open up an effective conversation about drug use Interventions with young people who

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RCLDS – Working Well with LGBTIQ Young People In Residential Care

Monday March 16, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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 working with LGBTIQ youth will be used as part of the overall teaching, as well as a basic introduction to what the letters stand for, and what is known about the health status and risks of this cohort. A resource list will be provided. This training is only available to residential care workers in

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Methamphetamine Training for Practitioners – (CBD) – 17th March 2020

Tuesday March 17, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free Sold out

Methamphetamine Training for Community Service Organisations The Centre and YSAS have collaborated to deliver the Victorian Government funded training for practitioners to increase knowledge and confidence in identifying, discussing and responding to methamphetamine (ice) use. Learning Outcomes ·         Understand the effects methamphetamine use can have on the brain, behaviour, psychological health, and in social contexts. ·         Understand patterns of use, including the binge-crash cycle and the recovery process ·         Understand what contributes to aggressive behaviour and methamphetamine-induced psychosis, and learn

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Working with Occupational Violence and Aggression – CBD – (CALOVA2020323)

Monday March 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 30 tickets left

Mental Health Services for staff who may experience occupational violence in the workplace. This training is relevant to any residential care, case managers, or outreach workers in the Youth Welfare, Family Support, or Homelessness sectors; as well as private or public healthcare staff. The training is an interactive and strategy-rich training package relevant to participants’ workplaces and Occupational Violence & Aggression issues (OVA). Training content:        legal principles        mental health literacy        predisposing

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RCLDS – Working with Occupational Violence and Aggression – CBD – (RCLDS2020323)

Monday March 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free Sold out

This Course is only available to Residential Care Workers in Victoria   Tea and coffee facilities available and lunch provided. If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or email the training coordinator at training@cfecfw.asn.au. Please note: Payment is required prior to the training date Registration: To ensure your spot in this session, please enrol above. Cancellation policy We will issue a full refund if we cancel the course or reschedule the course. Participants who withdraw more than 15 days before

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Placement Prevention and Reunification Network (Forum 1)

Tuesday March 24, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 37 tickets left

The Centre’s Placement Prevention and Reunification Network holds four forums each year. If you work with children, young people and families where the focus is on preventing entry to out of home care or post 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 families listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion discuss strategies

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Case Notes and Record Keeping – 25th March 2020- (RCLCN20200325) (CBD)

Wednesday March 25, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free Sold out

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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Case Notes and Record Keeping – 25th March 2020- (CALCN20200325) (CBD)

Wednesday March 25, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 30 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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Child Safe Standards: An Introduction – CBD – (CALCSS20200330)

Monday March 30, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $100 50 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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Counselling Skills for Non-Counsellors – 31st March 2020 – CALCSN20200331

Tuesday March 31, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$250 – $330 29 tickets left

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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RCLDS – Counselling Skills for Non-Counsellors (CBD) 31st March 2020 – (RCLCSN20200331)

Tuesday March 31, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Free 15 tickets left

This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria 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

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April 2020

Identify mental health crisis and how to respond – (CBD) – (CALAMHI20200402)

Thursday April 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $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 This training is relevant to any residential care, case managers, or outreach workers in the Youth

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RCLDS – Identify mental health crisis and how to respond – (CBD) – (RCLAMHI20200402)

Thursday April 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 15 tickets left

This training is only available to residential care workers through RCLDS funded training. 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

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Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme -CBD- (CALCSS20200408)

Wednesday April 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$50 – $100 50 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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Self-Care: Detecting and preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma – CBD (CALSCS20200414)

Tuesday April 14, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $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. Supporting clients, whether they are adults, adolescents or young children, can be taxing both physically and mentally.  It is understandable that at times workers

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RCLDS – Self-Care: Detecting and preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma – CBD (RCLSC20200414)

Tuesday April 14, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 15 tickets left

This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. 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. Supporting clients, whether they are adults, adolescents or young children, can be taxing

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RCLDS – Effective Conflict Management – CBD – (RCLDSECMS20200415)

Wednesday April 15, 9:30 am
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This workshop is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. 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

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Effective Conflict Management – CBD – (CALCRS20200415)

Wednesday April 15, 9:30 am
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 20 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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Understanding and Providing Support to Children and Young People with Autism – CBD (CALASD20200421)

Tuesday April 21, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Suicide Assessment and Safety Planning (CBD) – (CALSAS20200423)

Thursday April 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 30 tickets left

Studies show that up to 7% of people think about suicide every year.  If you are working with vulnerable people this number is likely to be much higher.  Do you feel confident that you could identify the warning signs, or intervene effectively?

 

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RCLDS – Suicide Assessment and Safety Planning (CBD) – (RCLSAS20200423)

Thursday April 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 15 tickets left

Studies show that up to 7% of people think about suicide every year.  If you are working with vulnerable people this number is likely to be much higher.  Do you feel confident that you could identify the warning signs, or intervene effectively?

 

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Understanding and responding to challenging behaviours (New) CBD – (CALURCB202000427)

Monday April 27, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 30 tickets left

This session helps adults to understand the behaviours of concern that are often shown by young people, and is an evidence-based approach to supporting young people to manage these behaviours, focusing on challenging behaviours that can impact a young person's communication and learning needs This session will be relevant for parents, grandparents, foster or kinship carers, teachers and staff supporting or caring for young people in the community Areas covered The links between stress and mental illness Symptoms of depression

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RCLDS – Understanding and responding to challenging behaviours (New) CBD – (RCLURCB202000427)

Monday April 27, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 12 tickets left

This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria. This session helps adults to understand the behaviours of concern that are often shown by young people, and is an evidence-based approach to supporting young people to manage these behaviours, focusing on challenging behaviours that can impact a young person's communication and learning needs This session will be relevant for parents, grandparents, foster or kinship carers, teachers and staff supporting or caring for young people in the community Areas

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Leadership and Supervision Skills for New Managers – (CALLSNM20200429) (CBD)

Wednesday April 29, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 48 tickets left

Leadership and Supervision Skills for New Managers 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. The one-day workshop is designed to provide practical tools that can be used to support participants in their leadership and supervisory role. Participants will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding around the key areas of supervision and managing the supervisory relationship. How do

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May 2020

Working with adolescent family violence: applying the evidence to family work (CBD) (CALAFV202000505)

Tuesday May 5, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

This workshop explores the issue of adolescent family violence and concurrent adolescent/parent work and parent only work.  It explores similarities and differences to adult family violence and how these differences influence practice.    It explores the tension between family safety and taking steps to effect change through utilising motivational interviewing, family systems approaches, nonviolent resistance and restorative practice.   Learning Outcomes Gain clarity about the difference between working with adolescent family violence, adult family violence and adolescents t intimate partner

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Motivational Interviewing – CBD – (CALMI20200507)

Thursday May 7, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing 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 make changes in

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Difficult Conversations-How to Talk to Children and Young People About Almost Anything – CBD (CALDC20200511)

Monday May 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

This one-day workshop is for anyone who may have potentially difficult conversations with children and young people. This could include: case managers, team leaders or direct care staff working with children, young people and families; carers and workers in foster care or staff in residential care. The difficult conversations may be about: helping the child or young person managing their own difficult feelings; engaging and motivating a young person; responding effectively to the difficult behaviour of a child or young

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Leaving Care and Post Care Network (Forum 2)

Tuesday May 12, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 25 tickets left

The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioners Network holds four forums each year. 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 to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Places are

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Working with adolescents experiencing dual diagnosis. (CBD) 14th May (CALFDU20200514)

Thursday May 14, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

Course description:  Understand the how best to support young people who use and abuse substances and experience co-occurring mental health issues.   Learning Outcomes Understanding what dual diagnosis is Recognising the characteristics of people experiencing dual diagnosis Understanding of prevalence of dual diagnosis in the population Understand signs, symptoms and impacts of dual diagnosis Implement interventions with young people experiencing dual diagnosis Understand when and where to get specialist help   Who should attend? This workshop will benefit anyone who

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Skilled at Looking After Children (LAC) – CBD – 18th May – (CALLAC20200518)

Monday May 18, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 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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Foster Care Network (Forum 2)

Tuesday May 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free 40 tickets left

The Centre’s Foster Care Network holds four forums each year. If you are currently working in an organisation that delivers foster care programs, a service that supports the delivery of foster care, such as therapeutic services, or an academic involved in foster care related research and interested in coming together with your peers and representatives from DHHS and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV), this network will give you the opportunity to: Come together and hear about what is

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Defusing and Debriefing Incidents – CBD – (CALDB20200522)

Friday May 22, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

Participants will be given an understanding of defusing (psychological first aid) and debriefing (CISM) along with follow up support and supporters’ self-care.   Learning Outcomes: Following this workshop, participants should have: Understanding of stress and anxiety Recognise the effects of trauma Knowledge of workplace procedures around incident response Understand Rob Gordon’s model of psychological first aid Create safety after critical incident Support staff after a critical incident Emotional debrief in the days after a critical incident Set up the CISM

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Introduction to working with Aboriginal children, young people & Families – CBD 28th May (CALACA20200628)

Thursday May 28, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free – $330 65 tickets left

This one day workshop is an introduction to working respectfully with Aboriginal children, young people, families and workers in the child and family welfare sector. Learning Outcomes Aboriginal History – life before and after colonisation Key effects of Stolen Generation and the continued effects- Grief loss and Trauma Aboriginal Culture The resilience and strength in Aboriginal Communities Aboriginal family roles and responsibilities Working respectfully with Aboriginal children, youth, families and workers   Please use this link to check your organisations

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00am-2:30pm, May 29th, Melbourne CBD

Friday May 29, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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centcWorking 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 2020

Understanding and Working with Adolescent Mental Health Issues – CBD (CALAMHI20200602)

Tuesday June 2, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 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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Engaging and talking with young people who have experienced trauma (CBD) 4th June 2020 (CALTIS20200604)

Thursday June 4, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

Aim of training

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:

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Supporting Positive Behaviour in Clients with a Disability – CBD – (CALPBS20200609)

Tuesday June 9, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 50 tickets left

This workshop is a one day introduction to Positive Behaviour Support with a strong focus on working with clients with a disability. Participants will gain a greater understanding of behaviours of concern and how they can be assessed. It will include a practical run through of assessment models and exploring interactive assessment scenarios. Learning Outcomes • Identify and assess behaviours of concern and challenging behaviours in a client • Understand contributing background factors to behaviours of concern • Conduct a

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FAMILY VIOLENCE WORKSHOP – Young Women, Drugs, and Intimate Partner Violence (CBD) (CALOVA20200612)

Friday June 12, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Free – $330 50 tickets left

INCORPORATING PRACTICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND TANGIBLE PRACTICE STRATEGIES, THIS TRAINING AIMS TO ASSIST IN BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND CAPACITY FOR SUPPORTING YOUNG WOMEN. This 1-day training will introduce the theories and frameworks to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities, risks and strengths of working with young women who experience substance use issues and intimate partner violence. SESSION GOALS Understand the nature and construct of power and control in abusive relationships Understand young women’s experiences of adolescent development and the unique

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A Casework Approach to Working with Vulnerable Families – CBD – (CALCVF20200616)

Tuesday June 16, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$250 – $330 22 tickets left

This one-day workshop aims to provide a theoretical foundation of knowledge & skills within a casework approach when working with vulnerable families. It covers theoretical frameworks in family work, provides practical guidance and skills on how to establish effective working relationships, engage and support active family participation in case planning and goal setting including working collaboratively to achieve positive meaningful change. Topics Theoretical frameworks General systems theory Social learning theory Attachment theory Ecological systems theory Practical models Trauma informed care

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Final – Methamphetamine Training for Practitioners – CBD – 16th June 2020

Tuesday June 16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Methamphetamine Training for Community Service Organisations The Centre and YSAS have collaborated to deliver the Victorian Government funded training for practitioners to increase knowledge and confidence in identifying, discussing and responding to methamphetamine (ice) use. Learning Outcomes ·         Understand the effects methamphetamine use can have on the brain, behaviour, psychological health, and in social contexts. ·         Understand patterns of use, including the binge-crash cycle and the recovery process ·         Understand what contributes to aggressive behaviour and methamphetamine-induced psychosis, and learn

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Autism Support for Support Staff and Organisations (CBD) – (CALASD20200618)

Thursday June 18, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Advanced Mental Health Training

The Advanced Mental Health training has been developed for Residential Care workers who have completed the RCLDS Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) workshop. The session has been specifically designed from the feedback received from previous sessions.  Advanced Mental Health Training is for those who wish to gain greater insight into personality disorders and self harm.

 

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Communicating Effectively and with Confidence – CBD – 22nd June 2020 (CALCOM20200622)

Monday June 22, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Communicating Effectively and with Confidence If you want to learn how to speak confidently in any setting this course is for you. It will help you: learn how to capture the attention of the listener (or listeners) immediately how to simply and effectively convey what you want to say in a respectful way to use language in an engaging and interesting way; to use your voice in a confident and strong manner participate effectively in meetings and to make your

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk -10:00am-2:30pm, June 24th, East Melbourne

Wednesday June 24, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 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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Counselling Skills for Non-Counsellors – CBD (CALCSN20200626)

Friday June 26, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$250 – $330 50 tickets left

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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Working with Trauma Induced Shame: Supporting young people influenced by shame – CBD – June 29th (CALTIS20200629)

Monday June 29, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Working with Trauma Induced Shame: Supporting young people influenced by shame This workshop explores the issue of shame, frequently a product of the impact of trauma in working with adults including women who experience family violence and parents.   It explores how shame manifests and how it negatively impacts on client engagement and achieving positive client outcomes.  It explores strategies to support clients to identify and banish shame, which in turn leads to increased self efficacy, personal agency and responsibility. Learning

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Best Interests Practice Model Framework – CBD (CALBIP20200630)

Tuesday June 30, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The aim of this workshop is to provide practitioners with an understanding of the principles and practices of Best Interests Case Practice Model and how this is embedded into their work context. This training provides information on how to embed a service system that supports clients to heal and recover at the same time as building the necessary scaffolding for the practitioner in order to prevent stress and vicarious trauma. Topics Systemic approach to case work Collaborative practice Trauma informed

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July 2020

Understanding Personality Disorders – CBD (CALPD20200702)

Thursday July 2
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Advanced Mental Health Training

The Advanced Mental Health training has been developed for Residential Care workers who have completed the RCLDS Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) workshop. The session has been specifically designed from the feedback received from previous sessions.  Advanced Mental Health Training is for those who wish to gain greater insight into personality disorders and self harm.

 

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Brief interventions toolkit – CBD (CALBIT20200707)

Tuesday July 7, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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In this workshop you will learn about various brief skill-building and behavioural intervention modules that we have developed over the last five years in collaboration with young people using headspace centers. The ‘toolkit’ offers a tailored, youth-specific approach and language that has been shown to be highly engaging and to significantly improve the emotional health and well being of young people with mild to moderate mental health needs. We will provide a rationale for the delivery and efficacy of the

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Introduction to understanding Mental Health in young people workshop (CBD) 14th July 2020 (CALYMH20200714)

Tuesday July 14, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Aim of training

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:

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Motivational Interviewing CBD (CALMI20200716)

Thursday July 16, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing 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 make changes in

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Quality Learning Circle Network Forum (Forum 3)

Tuesday July 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Quality Learning Circle provides an opportunity for community service organisation staff involved in quality, compliance and business administration and representatives from DHHS.

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Rainbow Tick Discussion Group Network Forum (Forum 3)

Tuesday July 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The group provides an opportunity for community service organisation staff involved in preparing for meeting the expectations of accreditation for Rainbow Tick organisations. To become a member contact Sue Wilson

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August 2020

Foster Care Network (Forum 3)

Tuesday August 11, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Foster Care Network holds four forums each year. If you are currently working in an organisation that delivers foster care programs, a service that supports the delivery of foster care, such as therapeutic services, or an academic involved in foster care related research and interested in coming together with your peers and representatives from DHHS and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV), this network will give you the opportunity to: Come together and hear about what is

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Leaving Care and Post Care Network (Forum 3)

Thursday August 13, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioners Network holds four forums each year. 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 to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Places are

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October 2020

Quality Learning Circle Network Forum (Forum 4)

Tuesday October 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Quality Learning Circle holds four forums each year. The Quality Learning Circle provides an opportunity for community service organisation staff involved in quality, compliance and business administration and representatives from DHHS to: Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector Engage in conversation with DHHS around quality and compliance Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Provide updates and share information arising from the DHHS

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Rainbow Tick Discussion Group Network Forum (Forum 4)

Tuesday October 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Rainbow Tick Network holds four forums each year. The group provides an opportunity for community service organisation staff involved in preparing for meeting the expectations of accreditation for Rainbow Tick organisations. Come together and share ideas and resources Engage in conversation around compliance and addressing culture change Network with colleagues for peer support Provide updates and continue to work toward embedding inclusivity policies and culture into mainstream service delivery Membership is open to those sector representatives engaged in

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November 2020

Leaving Care and Post Care Network (Forum 4)

Tuesday November 10, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Leaving Care and Post Care Practitioners Network holds four forums each year. 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 to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Places are

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Foster Care Network (Forum 4)

Tuesday November 17, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Foster Care Network holds four forums each year. If you are currently working in an organisation that delivers foster care programs, a service that supports the delivery of foster care, such as therapeutic services, or an academic involved in foster care related research and interested in coming together with your peers and representatives from DHHS and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV), this network will give you the opportunity to: Come together and hear about what is

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Intergrated Family Services/Child FIrst Network Forum (Forum 4)

Wednesday November 25, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Child FIRST/IFS network is open to all organisations delivering related programs in Victoria and provides an opportunity to: Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector Share experiences, good practice and innovation in family services work Engage with DHHS Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion Network with colleagues Become involved in initiatives to advocate around family services This is a large and diverse network and we encourage

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December 2020

Kinship Care Network Forum (Forum 4)

Friday December 11, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Centre’s Kinship Services Network holds four forums each year. If you are currently working in an organisation that delivers kinship care programs, a service that supports the delivery of kinship care, such as therapeutic services, or an academic involved in kinship care related research and interested in coming together with your peers and representatives from DHHS and Kinship Care Victoria (KCV), this network will give you the opportunity to: Come together and hear about what is happening in a

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