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November 2017

Counselling 101: Important Basics Within the Helping Profession

November 20 @ 8:45 am - November 21 @ 4:00 pm
The Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street
Katoomba, 2780 Australia
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Click here to download flyer 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…

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Promoting Confident Parents Through the Early Years (0-2 Years)

November 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street
Merrylands., NSW 2160 Australia
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Click here to download flyer Support parents to become more confident in the early years it helps to understand what is happening in the brain in the first 2 years, the development of attachment and its importance on parent / child bonding and how to read the behaviour of the baby or child to build strong and confident relationships within the family. This practice based one-day workshop sits well with the new TEI FOCUS AREAS and should be attended by…

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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
Llly’s Function Centre, 5 Quinn Ave
Seven Hills NSW 2147, NSW 2147 Australia
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Click here to download flyer 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…

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The Linker Network Skills Development Session

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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The Linker Network is a joint initiative of Family and Community Services (FACS) and service providers in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains District, that is designed to improve the services system by placing the child and their family at the centre of what we do, rather than individual types or models. This training session, developed for FACS by Family Worker Training, will inform you of what The Linker Network is all about, and how to be part of an integrated…

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Benefits of Early Intervention Skills in Responding to Family Violence – CALD Focus

November 29 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dooley’s Catholic Club, 24-28 John Street
Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Australia
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Click here to download flyer 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. Learn the differences between anger management and family violence work.…

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Parenting and Mental Health, Using a Family Lens to Consider the Needs of Children

November 29 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Nepean Shores, 6-22 Tench Avenue
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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Click here to download flyer This workshop will use a family lens to explore the experience of parents with a mental illness and their children. Participants will explore evidence based knowledge and practical strategies to working with families experiencing parental mental illness, building family resiliency and family communication about mental illness.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Sarah Bergan & Adele Sargent                 …

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December 2017

The Linker Network Skills Development Session [SESSION FULL]

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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The Linker Network is a joint initiative of Family and Community Services (FACS) and service providers in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains District, that is designed to improve the services system by placing the child and their family at the centre of what we do, rather than individual types or models. This training session, developed for FACS by Family Worker Training, will inform you of what The Linker Network is all about, and how to be part of an integrated…

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The Linker Network Skills Development Session

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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The Linker Network is a joint initiative of Family and Community Services (FACS) and service providers in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains District, that is designed to improve the services system by placing the child and their family at the centre of what we do, rather than individual types or models. This training session, developed for FACS by Family Worker Training, will inform you of what The Linker Network is all about, and how to be part of an integrated…

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February 2018

Impact of Neglect on Our Children – CALD Focus

February 15, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dooley’s Catholic Club, 24-28 John Street
Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Australia
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This workshop will assist you in understanding what “neglect” is for CALD parents,  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?   Who should attend this workshop? 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 Williams and hasworked within the community services sector for…

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

February 19, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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Click here to download flyer 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. The workshop will cover: Thresholds for physical abuse and neglect. A better understanding of the 'Grey Areas'. Working with parents to promote change and…

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Smart Phones & Tablets – Are They Good For Our Babies and Children? How Does Technology Impact Our Young Children’s Development

February 22, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Addressing the challenges of being “Tech Savy” for young children and the impact it causes on their development. Technology is an essential part of life but it is important to have the knowledge and understanding on how to manage it to minimise the impact so they don’t feel left out. How technology needs to be used importantly as a “Tool” and not as an “Entertainment device” for children in the CALD Community.   Who should attend this workshop? All those…

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March 2018

The Science of Creative Play

March 20, 2018 @ 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 will discuss and unpack the importance of quality art experiences and creative play spaces on children’s brain development and functioning well being.  Workers will come away with more in-depth understanding of this connection as well as ideas to extend these experiences further.   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and individuals. Trainer Kirsty Fantini Kirsty Fantini has worked in the early childhood industry for 20 years as both Educator, Director…

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Working with “Stuck Clients” (NEW DATE – 23 March 2018)

March 23, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street
Merrylands., NSW 2160 Australia
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Click here to download flyer FWT+DP is pleased to introduce this new workshop that will equip you with practical strategies and techniques to keep therapy moving when clients get ‘stuck’. It is designed for participants to acquire a range of action methods which can enhance therapeutic work with individuals or couples, such as  ‘Future Projection’, ‘Saying the Unspeakable’, ‘Unsticking “stuck points” and much more…………… Learning Outcomes: Have increased understanding of action methods which can enhance the therapeutic work with individuals…

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