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August 2017

How Trauma can Impact a Child’s Development in the first 1000 Days

August 3 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street
Merrylands., NSW 2160 Australia
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TEIP REFORMS - A must do training for services working with young children and families. Do you want to know more about why the first 1000 days of a child's life is critical for their life trajectory? What happens when those 1000 days are affected by trauma? What can you do to strengthen children and their families in this period and beyond? By attending this workshop you will gain: Increased knowledge about early child development and the importance of the…

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Separation and Parental Conflict – Impact on Children’s Mental Health

August 8 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
St Josephs Function Centre, 64 Mackillop Drive
Baulkham Hills, 2153
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Parental Conflict, separation and divorce create risks for all children and higher risk for those already vulnerable through other factors. This training will look at the effects of separation and parental conflict on children's social, emotional and cognitive development and how to best support children. - Who should attend this workshop? All workers who work with children, parents & families. Trainer Bradley Foxlewin                                  …

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Early Intervention Skills for Responding to Family Violence

August 16 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Lily’s Function Centre, 5 Quinn Avenue
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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This workshop explores key/early intervention skills for working effectively where there are concerns about domestic/family violence using a child-centred approach.    It explores practical ways workers can respond when working with parents who experience conflict or are suspected of using/use violence in family relationships. The workshop focuses on: The use of the domestic violence framework. Deepening the conversation with mum or dad when you may have concerns about family violence. Using a child centred approach to support change. Using the…

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Journey of Resilience

August 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Rooty Hill RSL, 55 Sherbrooke St
Rooty Hill NSW 2766, NSW 2766 Australia
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This workshop is designed for First Nation people only and is facilitated in a safe and supported environment. Due to the sensitive nature of this workshop, it is strongly advised that you do not miss the beginning of the workshop where safety is established. This workshop will focus on understanding the challenges for Aboriginal people fitting into the Modern World along with the impacts of colonisation and institutional racism. It will explore how Aboriginal people have survived, adapted and maintained…

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Children with Challenging Behaviours: Positive Strategies for Change

August 23 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Penrith RSL Club, 8 Tindale St,
Penrith , NSW 2750 Australia
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The workshop will focus on working with children 3-12 with challenging behaviours (diagnosed and undiagnosed) and/or additional needs. We will explore strategies for positive behaviour support from a strengths based and family centered approach. - Who should attend this workshop? All workers who work with children and families. Trainer Colleen Hirst                                Colleen Hirst is a clinical psychologist and family therapist who has worked in the…

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An Introduction to the Three Houses Tool and the Sphere Model

August 30 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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The Three Houses tool ( a visual information gathering tool) has been used in child protection, family and youth work. It has been applied successfully in initial investigation work, court reports, youth residential settings, family group conferences, team building and as a supervision tool. It is widely used in both statutory and non statutory settings, and also in therapeutic work. The tool draws on the strengths based practice, resiliency theory, and a Maori model of health - Te Whare Tapa Wha.…

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An Introduction to Reflective Practice Based Supervision

August 31 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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This one day workshop provides a refresher/introduction to reflective practice for supervisors/team leaders interested in engaging in this style of supervisory practice. You will learn how to apply reflective practice based questions through a reflective learning cycle plus how to apply solution based theory and strengths based practice as a way of supporting reflective practice and more. Being engaged in reflective practice is essential for worker’s professional development and also to prevent professional dangerousness which can occur when working with…

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September 2017

Child Development & the Impact of Trauma: The Importance of the First 1000 Days

September 12 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Penrith RSL Club, 8 Tindale St,
Penrith , NSW 2750 Australia
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Why is the first 1000 days of a child's life critical for their life trajectory? What happens when those 1000 days are affected by trauma? What can you do to strengthen children and their families in this period and beyond? By attending this workshop you will gain: Increased knowledge about early child development and the importance of the first 1000 days. Increased knowledge of the potential impacts of stress and trauma on child development, especially in the first 1000 days.…

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Writing Effective Case Notes

September 14 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Nepean Shores, 6-22 Tench Avenue
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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This workshop explores the foundations of good practice in case notes and recording, what to include in case records in a variety of family work settings along with key ethical, legal and professional accountabilities. The workshop has a practical focus and opportunity to practice case recording. - Who should attend this workshop? Case workers who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Carolyn Quinn                                 …

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The Grey Areas Between Disciplining, Neglecting, Harming and Abusing Children

September 14 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel-Parramatta, 350 Church Street
Parramatta , NSW 2150 Australia
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When do smacking, yelling or lack of attention become physical abuse or neglect? This workshop will help you recognise and respond to concerns about safety and well-being with more confidence, and will address strategies for talking to parents about these concerns and assisting them to avoid the progression to significant harm.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Bronwen Elliot  Bronwen Elliott has over 29 years experience working with children and…

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Attachment Theory and Practice: A Two-Day Workshop

September 21 @ 8:45 am - September 22 @ 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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This is a TWO DAY workshop. Both sessions must be attended to obtain a certificate. – Day 1 – Attachment Theory: Impact on childhood development and implications for those working with children. This workshop looks at Attachment Theory and the impact of disrupted attachment on the emotional, social and cognitive systems of children, and how this affects behaviour and learning. Participants will look at the impact of attachment disruption on adult attachment styles and the importance of understanding oneself as an…

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October 2017

Using Therapeutic Interventions in Playgroups

October 4 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
TBA,

Discover the use of therapeutic interventions in a playgroup setting. In this hands-on workshop you will explore how to identify interrupted development in children, using creativity and therapeutic tools including art, play, music and speech. - Who should attend this workshop? Playgroup Facilitators, Family Support Workers, Schools as Communities, Community Hub Workers and anyone running a (supported) Playgroup. Trainer Sue Buratti                                      …

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Understanding and Working with First Australians

October 12 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
TBA,

In this workshop we will look at key historical events and how they have impacted on Aboriginal families, children and communities in the past and into the present. By attending this workshop, you will learn practical strategies for improving the way you interact and work with Aboriginal children, families, communities and peers. - Who should attend this workshop? All workers who work with children and families. Trainer Ivan Clarke                       …

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Trauma and Brain Development

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel-Parramatta, 350 Church Street
Parramatta , NSW 2150 Australia
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This workshop explores the impact of trauma and how it affects the brains development. It will put the theory they have learned into the practice through the use of case studies and group work.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Lucia Vitali                                                        …

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Vicarious Trauma: When we fall…

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel-Parramatta, 350 Church Street
Parramatta , NSW 2150 Australia
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This one day workshop explores the impact of trauma on the brains development. Discussing important findings linking mental health, attachment and relational trauma, through relevant research and using case studies. Learning includes: Broad understanding of Neurobiology of Trauma. Understanding the brain developments, and Optimal vs Detrimental development conditions. Link neurobiology to mental health, attachment and relational trauma. Understanding the risk factors.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Lucia Vitali  …

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