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September 2017

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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Attend this training and build on your current practice and deepen your understanding of  Attachment Theory to support your work with families and  children.  Attachment theory examines the significance of a secure and trusting mother-infant bond on development and well-being. 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…

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The Language of Infancy: Understanding How Children Communicate (0-2 Years) – EVENT POSTPONED

September 28 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop has been postponed - more details coming soon   This workshop will explore brain development, social & emotional development as well as attachment across the ages, along with successful communication for children, 0-2yrs. How do children and babies talk to us, use cues to engage/disengage, to help us understand their experiences.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Jennifer Rankin                  …

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October 2017

Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

October 4 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Lily’s Function Centre, 5 Quinn Avenue
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is future-focused, goal-directed and pays attention to solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek help. SFBT focuses on client strengths and resources, as a way of helping clients recognise how to use their resources to bring about changes. SFBT has been effectively used with a wide variety of presenting problems and client populations, including depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems, difficulties related to sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, parent- adolescent difficulties…

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Self Care for Aboriginal Workers

October 11 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Rooty Hill RSL, 55 Sherbrooke St
Rooty Hill NSW 2766, NSW 2766 Australia
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This one-day workshop is designed to assist Aboriginal staff in developing skills to address additional cultural complexities and maintain well-being whilst working within a health or community services setting. Course topics include: Developing an understanding around the concept of self-care. Developing skills to manage working within our community or with other Aboriginal families known/not known to workers. Self-assessing individual workers’ health within the workplace. Developing self-care strategies to reduce the impact of community and workplace expectations on a worker’s life.…

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Understanding and Working with First Australians

October 12 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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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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Implementing RBA for your Performance, Monitoring & Evaluation Framework

October 17 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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Are you managing a TEI FACS funded service? Do you have your head around Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) and the implication for your Performance, Monitoring & Evaluation Framework? This workshop has been specifically designed for CEOs/Managers/Leaders who have the responsibility of ensuring their service transitions to align with the TEI. Results Based Accountability™, or RBA , is a quality improvement, outcomes focused evaluation framework that enables organisations to measure outcomes at both an organisational level and at community/population level. RBA…

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Counselling 101: Important Basics Within the Helping Profession

October 19 @ 8:45 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
The Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street
Katoomba, 2780 Australia
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How often have you been in a situation at work where you needed to understand someone else's behaviour, respond to a person's distress or help with a problem but felt you didn't have the knowledge or know-how? Counselling 101 is a 2 day theory and practice workshop designed for those who, without any formal training, often find themselves in this dilemma. We'll cover relevant counselling and philosophical ideas, together with current research in the field of neurobiology and provide you…

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Journey of Resilience

October 23 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, 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…

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Understanding RBA and the Outcomes Focused Framework

October 24 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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Are you employed by a TEI FACS funded service? Have you heard of Results Based Accountability™ (RBA), but are unsure of what it really means, and how it will impact on the work that YOU do? This workshop has been specifically designed for all workers who need to get their head around RBA, and the impact it will have on them and their organisation.  Results Based Accountability™, or RBA , is a quality improvement, outcomes focused evaluation framework that enables…

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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 @ 8:45 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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November 2017

Early Intervention Skills for Responding to Family Violence

November 6 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, 104-108 Macquarie Road
Springwood, NSW 2777 Australia
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This workshop explores key early intervention skills for working effectively where there are concerns about family violence, using a child-centered approach. It explores practical ways to respond when working with parents who use high levels of conflict. The workshop builds on the experience of participants and offers tools and practical strategies to use when working with fathers who may engage in violence in family relationships. Each participant receives a free book - Engaging men's responses to family violence by Andrew…

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Good Enough Parenting? Broadening the Lens – Developing a Best Practice Response to the Cumulative Impact of Neglect on Children and Young People

November 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Penrith Panthers, 123 Mulgoa Road
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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This workshop will assist you in understanding the impact of neglect and how to respond helpfully. How do we think about and work in the space between neglect and 'good enough' parenting? Gain a greater understanding of ways to work with parents to identify and develop 'good enough' parenting within their family capacity. For family workers, teachers, school counsellors, early childhood workers, youth workers, health workers - for all who are working with families and children.   Trainer Tricia Williams Tricia has…

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The Language of Infancy: Understanding How Children Communicate (0-2 Years)

November 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street
Merrylands., NSW 2160 Australia
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This workshop will explore brain development, social & emotional development as well as attachment across the ages, along with successful communication for children, 0-2yrs. How do children and babies talk to us, use cues to engage/disengage, to help us understand their experiences.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Jennifer Rankin                                        …

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Responding to Trauma: Narrative Approaches to Working with Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities

November 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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Attend this one-day workshop to learn about how the Narrative Approach helps externalises problems for people who have experienced trauma. Within Narrative Therapy the practice of externalisation provides a safe place for clients to talk about and witness the problem. Clients begin to see themselves through a different lens, one that is not dominated by trauma and abuse. Importantly, externalising the problem and creating different narratives allows clients to move forward. David Newman will unpack the Principles of Narrative Therapy…

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