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September 2017

Children with Challenging Behaviours: Positive Strategies for Change

September 13, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Lily’s Function Centre, 5 Quinn Avenue
Seven Hills, NSW 2147 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 counselling…

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Writing Effective Case Notes

September 14, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:45 am - September 22, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza – Hawkesbury Valley (Formerly known as The Sebel), 61 Hawkesbury Valley Way
Windsor, NSW 2756
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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, 2017 @ 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, 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 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, 2017 @ 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 is designed for Non Aboriginal people ONLY. It contains material that can be confronting. Due to the sensitive nature of this workshop, a counsellor will be present during the day for you if required . 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…

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Exploring and Implementing RBA: A Management Perspective of an Outcome Based Framework

October 17, 2017 @ 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? Have you considered implementing an ’outcomes focused’ framework? Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) is used by many organisations throughout Australia, US and UK to create measurable change in people’s lives, communities and organisations. This workshop will explore how RBA can be used to improve performance, monitor and measure outcomes and provide a framework for continuous improvement.  It has been designed to provide Managers and Supervisor’s a comprehensive overview of the framework to help determine…

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Journey of Resilience [FULLY BOOKED]

October 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 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, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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Are you familiar with Results Based Accountability™ (RBA)? Do you understand what it means and how it works? This workshop has been specifically designed for all workers who need to get their head around RBA, and the impact it will have if their organisation implements the RBA framework. 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. It is used…

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Impact of Relational Trauma on Brain Development: Specific Reference to Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder (Trauma and Brain Development)

October 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel-Parramatta, 350 Church Street
Parramatta , NSW 2150 Australia
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This one day workshop explores trauma and how it affects brain development. This training is designed to assist workers put theory they have learned into practice using case studies and group work. Areas that will be addressed include: Theory on the developing brain and the impact of trauma; Optimal vs detrimental developmental conditions of brain development; Relational trauma and links to attachment outcomes; The neurobiology of relational trauma; Adaptive responses: Hyperarousal and dissociation; When adaptation becomes counter-productive; Risk factors; Links…

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Vicarious Trauma: When we fall… [CANCELLED]

October 26, 2017 @ 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 concept of how we, as clinicians/workers, may experience trauma vicariously through our work with clients. Theoretical ideas are conceptualised around a case study. Areas addressed include: Signs and symptoms of Vicarious trauma; Differential diagnosis and differences to secondary traumatisation and burnt out; risk factors to developing vicarious trauma; Defensive manoeuvring such as transference, countertransference and projective identification; The role of mirror neurons; The role of empathy as an aid and disabler; Evaluating and mitigating…

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Attachment Theory – The Impact of Attachment on Child Development

October 26, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Novotel-Parramatta, 350 Church Street
Parramatta , NSW 2150 Australia
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Click here to download flyer 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. Impact of attachment disruption on adult attachment styles, the importance of understanding oneself as an adult worker to allow for greater effectiveness when working with children and families.   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, 2017 @ 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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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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