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.
Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.
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This training is only available to residential support workers working in Victoria. This workshop is delivered in a blended format, the first part is online which can be accessed via the RCLDS elearning. The online component must be completed before attending the full day face to face. The complete 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
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 for Residential care supervisors in Victoria. This targeted training is aimed at giving new and existing Residential care supervisors the essential frameworks and tools to supervise their staff. The course will give an insight into relevant leadership styles, functions of supervision and an understanding of worker motivation. Who should attend If you are a supervisor or acting supervisor but have not had any supervision training, or if you want to refresh your skills, this training is for
This training is only available to residential care workers in Victoria The workshop is adapted from unit of competency HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication. The workshop provides support workers within the Child, Youth & Family sector knowledge, skills and safe practices to support young people who require assistance with medication administration. The workshop has been developed to meet compliance within the Child, Youth & Family sector.
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. 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
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 course explores the essential skills and knowledge for effective work with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and will improve the confidence and capacity of participants to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive service. The course covers the cultural competency framework, and the settlement experiences and needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Learning outcomes Module 1: Culturally Competent Youth Practice Explore