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November 2017

Be a More Effective Speaker and Group Facilitator in Your Workplace [CANCELLED]

November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FWT+DP training room, Suite 10, 197 Prospect Hway
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 Australia
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  Do you speak or present at meetings, seminars or with groups? This workshop will assist you to communicate and impart your message, knowledge and information to your colleagues, clients, groups and community in a more confident, engaging and effective way. Who should attend this workshop? This workshop is for anyone who's role is to speak/present at a meeting, in front of a specific target group or at a community event to impart ideas, knowledge, programs or experiences. For example:…

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The Linker Network Skills Development Session [SESSION FULL – PLEASE SEE ALTERNATE DATES]

November 9, 2017 @ 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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Good Enough Parenting? Broadening the Lens – Developing a Best Practice Response to the Cumulative Impact of Neglect on Children and Young People

November 15, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Penrith Panthers, 123 Mulgoa Road
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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Click here to download flyer 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.…

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“But I’m Not a Counsellor” – Navigating the Space Between Counselling and Being ‘On the Spot’ Informal Counselling

November 15, 2017 @ 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 one day course is an interactive workshop which aims to develop the knowledge and skills of workers in the Community Services sector so that the workers may support clients who are distressed more effectively. This workshop  is for those who are not trained as counsellors and are not in a counselling role but frequently find themselves having to use counselling skills due to the nature of their role. We will also take into consideration…

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Self Care for Aboriginal Men [CANCELLED]

November 15, 2017 @ 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 give men the know-how to lower stress, enhance resiliency and heighten well-being. Increase understanding of how to develop self care strategies to reduce the impact of community and workplace expectations on their lives. Please contact Bindi for more information: 0439 002 379 or bindim@fwtdp.org.au Who should attend this workshop? All Aboriginal men. Trainer Ivan Clarke                                       …

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Counselling 101: Important Basics Within the Helping Profession

November 20, 2017 @ 8:45 am - November 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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 [SESSION FULL]

November 22, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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December 2017

The Linker Network – Skills Development Session [SESSION FULL]

December 6, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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

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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The Linker Network – Skills Development Session

February 7 @ 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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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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Supporting Young Parents

March 7 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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Young parents face the challenge of meeting not only their own developmental needs at a time of significant growth, but also the needs of their children. Young Parents often face additional pressures and problems including social stigma. This days training will highlight models of good practice for working with young parents.   Who should attend this workshop? Anyone working with young Parents: Case Workers, Family Support Workers, Youth Workers, Group Leaders etc.. Anyone receiving TEIP funding ( TEIP focus area)…

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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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Strength in Diversity Forum

March 27 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Penrith City Council, 601 High Street
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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Experience interactive keynote sessions with the dynamic Dr William DeJean. Explore how identity, diversity and social justice can empower or limit people’s possibilities – and courageously we will inquire into breaking through structures, collectively and individually. Forum includes breakout workshops which will help increase workers’ capacity to proactively respond to diversity in their workplace.   Who should attend this workshop? All workers who work with children, young people & families in the community Keynote Speaker Dr. William DeJean For over…

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