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.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
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.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
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.
_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.
The Centre conducts research across the children and family services sector.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_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.
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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Andrew Shirres of St. Lukes is delivering this program and participants will 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
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
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
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 email@example.com. 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
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. This training is funded by DHHS to suppor the CIMS implementation. 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
One event on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Friday May 18, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Monday June 18, 2018 at 9:30am
Forming evidence based outcomes in CIMS investigations (out of home care context) Prompt start at 9:30 am and finishes by 4:30 pm Free to anyone interested in gaining more information on investigations and adequately reporting for the new CIMS system 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. This
One event on Thursday February 8, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Monday February 19, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Thursday March 15, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Monday May 21, 2018 at 9:30am
One event on Thursday June 7, 2018 at 9:30am
Interviewing skills and documentation when addressing Quality of Care concerns Prompt start at 9:30 am and finishes by 4:30 pm Free to anyone interested in learning more about documenting and interviewing 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
Target audience This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management within the child, youth and families sector. We offer this diploma through a trauma informed lens, which assists in contextualising the setting for working with vulnerable families and the impacts that influence the work we do. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use