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February 2018

Creative Approaches to Working Therapeutically with Aboriginal Families and Communities

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penrith Regional Gallery – Studio 1, 86 River Road
Emu Plains, NSW 2750 Australia
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This workshop aims to give an understanding of the therapeutic processes involved in art therapy and art as therapy and some different approaches that can be used for working with Aboriginal families and communities.  It will incorporate experiential (hands on) activities that will assist participants to understand how to effectively work with clients using different techniques and will incorporate the use of different arts media.   Who should attend this workshop? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers ONLY in the…

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Impact of Neglect on Our Children – CALD Focus

February 15 @ 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 explore working with families from CALD communities to consider parenting within a cultural context.  This exploration will support an understanding of the factors that help to identify parenting practices, care that is ‘good enough’ as well as parenting and care of children that fits within the continuum of neglect. How do we engage in conversations around the care and safety of children with CALD parents in ways that offer support? This workshop addresses the different types of…

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

February 19 @ 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 and Digital Devices – potential impact on young Children’s Development

February 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dooley’s Catholic Club, 24-28 John Street
Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Australia
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[ This one day workshop will address the challenges of  “screen time” for young children and the impact it can cause on development; physical, social, emotional, early literacy and writing skills.  Gain skills and tips to assist families to manage and make the most of technology use for young children. How technology needs to be used importantly as a “Tool” and not purely  as an “Entertainment device” for children in the CALD Community.   Who should attend this workshop? All…

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Working with Children and Anxiety: Facilitating Resilience in Young Children & Families

February 28 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, 104-108 Macquarie Road
Springwood, NSW 2777 Australia
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If you have concerns about children and anxiety - this workshop will help you facilitate resilience in young children via practical tools, strategies, supports and a safe environment. How do you recognise anxiety in children 1-8 years? When and how should you talk to parents or carers if you have concerns about a child? What strategies and resources could you use when working with children's behaviours?   Who should attend this workshop? All those who work with children, families and…

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March 2018

Childhood Behaviours, supporting affect regulation in children

March 1 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will explore how children identify and deal with their emotions. It will look at how parents and carers can support children through their development of emotions, from identifying to self-regulation. Target Audience Practitioners who work with families and children Trainer Mary Jo McVeigh is the founder and CEO of Cara House and CaraCare. Mary Jo is acknowledged in her field as an expert in child protection, trauma therapy, clinical supervision, management training, leadership coaching, facilitation, and professional self-care…

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Writing Effective Case Notes- Advanced Considerations

March 6 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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This workshop will explore the foundations of good practice in case notes and recording in a variety of family work settings  Keeping in mind the different audience and/or situations in which case notes may be viewed. Managers, Clients, Lawyers, Court Officers may all view your case notes in different circumstances. Carolyn will  includes the key ethical, legal and professional accountability considerations and practice points on what to include in case records for various types of work. Target Audience This workshop…

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Group Work Facilitation Skills – Intermediate

March 14 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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Deepen the use of key group work skills! This 1 day workshop develops the necessary skills for group leaders to facilitate creative group work. The focus includes changing group dynamics, trauma informed group work practice, increased understanding of motivational group work models for change and the use of practical creative exercises. Effective leadership is a powerful phenomenon that uses a group leader’s own self confidence and belief systems. Subtle body language and self-presentation skills of group leader’s will be explored…

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Having Difficult Conversations with Parents and Carers About Child Protection

March 14 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Black Gold Country Cabins / Motel, 121 Main Street
Wallerawang, NSW 2845
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Increase your capacity in negotiating difficult conversations with families about child protection issues. Increase your understanding about Family and Community Services’ processes in this area. Workshop will include practical exercises, strategies, resources & tools. A great networking opportunity. Intermediate to advanced level.   Who should attend this workshop? For all who work with vulnerable children, young people and families in the community. Trainer Bronwen Elliott Bronwen has worked as a consultant since 1991. Her recent projects include development of a child…

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The Science of Creative Play

March 20 @ 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 @ 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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Children’s Mental Health – Supporting Children Impacted by Parental Conflict and Separation

March 26 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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This training will look at the impact of parental conflict and separation on children’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Learn skills to support them and their parents using a trauma informed, narrative approach. A strength based approach will also be used to build resilience and self-worth. This training is a must for anyone working with Children and Families!   Who should attend this workshop? Anyone working with Children and Families who wants to gain understanding of the impact of parental…

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May 2018

Parenting and Mental Health, Using a Family Lens to Consider the Needs of Children (NEW DATE – 2 May 2018)

May 2 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Nepean Shores, 6-22 Tench Avenue
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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  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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