Working with the NDIS to support families at risk training opportunities

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Online NDIS Sessions in 2022

 

“Working with the NDIS to support families at risk” is a workshop designed to deliver practical, pragmatic training for child and family sector staff who may support participants in the NDIS, or the carers of children in the NDIS.

The workshop has has now been delivered to over 2000 people, mostly IFS, ChildFIRST/Orange Door, and OOHC practitioners. It began as a half day of face-to-face training, but has been redeveloped as two 120 minute online workshops, with all new content to explain how the NDIS has changed in response to COVID 19.

The session is delivered by Mark Ryan from the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, in partnership with DFFH and the Association for Children with a Disability, a parent and carer support organisation which has put together a fantastic network of experts. The training is designed to give practical tools and insights that practitioners can put to instant use.

The training is fully funded by DFFH; there is no cost to participants. The training covers:

An explanation of how the NDIS is designed to work, including the many assumptions built into it about families and children with a disability

Clear explanation of the roles and responsibilities of child and family sector staff in working with families with disability.

Parental perspectives on the experience of caring for a child with disability

Tips and techniques to help support vulnerable families as they navigate the NDIS, from access to review and appeal

An introduction to the wide network of support and advocacy organisations around the NDIS

The session shares inside-info about how decisions are made in the NDIS – this means you will come away with an insight into how disability is defined in the NDIS, what kinds of evidence influence decisions, and the right language to use to get the best outcomes. We include templates and tools to help you gather information and communicate the needs of children, parents and carers to NDIS decision makers.

We’ve had a terrific response from the attendees: 98% of participants rate the training as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’, and every participant has improved their confidence to work with the system.

To attend this workshop please register in the Centre’s new Learning Management System at https://training.cfecfw.asn.au/  

Once you register in the Learning Management System you’ll find the NDIS course prominently displayed on the Home Page.

 

 

 

Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities

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NDIS training sessions scheduled for 2020 have been postponed.

The Centre will follow the Government’s recommended best practice to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which means that face-to-face training sessions have been postponed until further notice.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and Child and Family Services (CFS) service providers interact.

The NDIS is an opportunity to support families where there is a disability in new ways. The Scheme can provide valuable tools to help workers focus on early intervention, prevention and joining up services for vulnerable families.

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 respond differently to children and families with disability. Frequently, this will mean interfacing with the NDIS.

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) has been funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to run a series of 20 workshops across the state to help build knowledge and skills in relation to working with vulnerable families where disability is present (in child or parent).

These workshops are designed for Child FIRST/Orange Door, Integrated Family Services, Child Protection and out-of-home care workers to provide practical tools and knowledge to better support families with disability.

The training covers:

  • Parental perspectives on the experience of caring for a child with disability
  • How to recognise early signs of families with disability at risk of breakdown
  • How to support families to improve the supports they receive under the NDIS
  • Behaviour Support Plans and the NDIS
  • The roles and responsibilities of CFS staff in working with families with disability.

These half-day training sessions are free to attend. Click
to book a place.

Click on any date below to book a place:

February 12th, Eaglemont

February 13th, Croydon

February 25th, Noble Park

February 27th, Colac

March 11th, Melbourne CBD

March 12th, Broadmeadows

March 27th, Bairnsdale **POSTPONED**

April 7th, Shepparton **POSTPONED**

April 30th, Moorabbin **POSTPONED**

May 4th, Warrnambool **POSTPONED**

May 6th, Mansfield **POSTPONED**

May 15th, Castlemaine **POSTPONED**

May 19th, Blackburn **POSTPONED**

May 28th,Kensington **POSTPONED**

May 29th, Melbourne CBD **POSTPONED**

June 24th, East Melbourne **POSTPONED**

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