Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
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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.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
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CFECFW provides nationally recognized training to organizations and individuals with the community services sector.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
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Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Training for community service organisations in understanding and navigating methamphetamine use.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
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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.
The Centre conducts research across the children and family services sector.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
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Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
Information on mandatory Certificate IV training for residential care workers in Victoria.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
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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 Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577
Learning Objectives: Define the origins of sexually harmful behaviours Define the terminology of problem and harmful sexual behaviours in children and young people Implement practical strategies to support young children who have experienced trauma and minimise the risk of sexually harmful behaviours Develop risk management strategies to help manage sexually harmful behaviours Explain grooming behaviours and better manage young people at risk of sexual exploitation. Describe how trauma and attachment impact on a young person’s resilience and likelihood of engaging
This one day workshop is for any worker who may be involved in addressing or investigating quality of care concerns when a child or young person is in care. It will provide you with an understanding of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) process for addressing Quality of Care concerns along with guidelines to ensure the rights of the child or young person who is the subject of the quality of care concerns are respected as well as
Purpose: To train service provider staff in the analysing and assessment in an Out of Home Care context within an investigative framework to determine evidence based outcomes. This training is aimed at; program managers, team leaders, and child protection workers. Outcomes: Demonstrate the ability to identify different types of evidence Demonstrate an understanding of assessing and analysing information Demonstrate the ability to form an outcome decision of an investigation Demonstrate the ability to write a clear investigation outcome statement Module
An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, repeating until Friday October 20, 2017
Please note that Nationally Recognised Training units are subject to admission requirements, and our Compliance Officer will be in touch after you register. BSBMGT502 Manage People Performance This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report to them directly. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management. It applies to individuals who manage people. It covers
In this workshop participants will be introduced to various theories of development, major milestones and challenges, as well as effective strategies for working with individuals at different stages of their psychosocial development. Learning Outcomes A framework for understanding a range of behaviours practitioners commonly encounter in their work with clients who have experienced abuse, neglect and/or complex trauma An introduction to various theories of development An introduction to major milestones and challenges across the lifespan Effective strategies for working
This one-day workshop will 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. Learning Outcomes Overview of complex case management Building professional working relationships and networking Trauma informed practice Assessment models and frameworks Risk assessment and analysing information How to negotiate family structures and systems Manage and support change processes Communication and establishing rapport
This training is designed for all those working in challenging and stressful human service settings and will help to identify indicators of stress and trauma. Concepts of resistance, resilience and recovery will be considered as they apply to managing both cumulative stress and vicarious trauma. The training also focuses on managing professional boundaries with challenging clients, which is an important aspect of protecting workers from stress and trauma. Learning Outcomes Differentiate vicarious traumatisation from other types of stress and
This course aims to raise awareness of the importance of father’s influence on child development across the lifespan and how workers can establish and maintain connections with fathers to increase their engagement in their children’s lives. Learning Outcomes Gain understanding of the value of fathers in the lives of their children Identify factors impacting why fathers are not presently engaged Engage fathers using the father inclusive practice principles and the generative framework Build respectful collaborative partnerships and constructive relationships
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
Aimed at primary health staff and direct 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 situations Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided If you have
Learn how to identify, mobilise and celebrate client strengths, expertise, skills and resources. Through this approach, participants can become a catalyst for building cultures where strengths and connectedness flourish, so that clients build resilience, capacity for lasting change and genuine agency in their own lives. Learning Outcomes Define and articulate strengths-based, solution focused practice Consider the dynamics of ‘power over’ and how to work from a ‘power with’ perspective Identify conditions that maximise each person’s participation in their own
Aimed at new supervisors, this foundational training is designed to provide a solid understanding around the key areas of supervision and managing the supervisory relationship. Training will explore key topics, including communication styles, Emotional Intelligence, providing feedback and addressing challenges as they arise. Participants will receive practical strategies and tools that can be easily implemented into their workplace to support them in their supervisory role. Learning Outcomes Identify and differentiate the different roles of management and supervision Explore and
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 create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks. It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others
Learn how to recognise burn-out and its causes. You will be introduced to mindfulness as a tool to build self-awareness and resilience, and learn to balance compassion with assertive boundaries. Learning Outcomes Recognising burn-out and its causes Mindfulness in practice and how it helps to be present in the moment Assertive boundary setting Self-reflection exercises and strategies Morning tea provided If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Payment is required prior to
Aim of training This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to individuals working in the community services and health sectors where services are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Monday December 4, 2017 – Tuesday December 5, 2017 This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria 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: Provide information and strategies for a first
This session has been created to support practitioners working with LGBTI children and young people in care. The training covers principles for effective communication and ‘strengths-based’ best practice. Learning Outcomes Developed knowledge and comfort with key terminology around sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity Increased understanding of healthy child development as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity, while differentiating between these two development processes Improved ability to recognise and respond to instances of anti-gay bias, anti-transgender
Aimed at frontline workers ranging from carers, practitioners, educators, youth workers and caseworkers, this course helps develop expertise in working with individuals and families from refugee, migrant and asylum seeker backgrounds. This training aims to increase cross-cultural responsiveness capacity in the workplace. Please note, the course content and approach is tailored to the participant’s individual needs according to the results of a pre-training survey. Learning Outcomes: understand the impact of the settlement experience from a new arrival’s perspective undertake
This two day workshop will cover Looking after Children (LAC) processes & framework, legislation, trauma informed practice, attachment theory, systems theory, grief and loss, and the role workers, volunteers and clients play. Learning Outcomes Understand the LAC process and framework Understand the charter of rights and how to embed the into the LAC processes and framework Document and complete the Looking After Children Records Understand how the Best Interest Case Practice Model and LAC processes and framework are integrated