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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