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Working with Children and Young People Affected by Family and Domestic Violence

This is an advanced level workshop that assumes that participants have a foundational knowledge of the dynamics of Family and Domestic Violence, neurobiology of traumatic stress, and the implications of Family and Domestic Violence on the development of attachment security. Supporting children, young people and their families who have experienced family and domestic violence is complex and requires a sound understanding of traumatic stress, neurobiology and the impacts of living in... [More]

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Child Sexual Assault – Helping Non-Offending Parents to Support their Child

This course will explore the dynamics of child sexual assault in relation to: The tactics of offenders The disclosure process of children How to work with non-offending parents to support belief, protection and healing of their children We will cover the research on the tri-issues of dynamics, disclosure and non-offending work. In addition, the workshop will introduce participants to a practice model that will be practised throughout the workshop. At the end of the workshop, you... [More]

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Introduction to Structured Decision Making – Safety Assessment and Risk Assessment

This 1-day course provides participants with an introduction to the Structured Decision Making® Safety and Risk assessment tools used in the NSW child protection sector. Both FaCS and non-government agencies now train their staff in the same structured decision making safety and risk assessments, enabling all agencies working with families in the child protection system to speak the one assessment language; facilitating more efficient referral and case transfer between agencies;... [More]

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Child Mental Health Toolkit: Assessment, Planning and Case Management for Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues

Case workers can often feel at a loss as to how to best address the complicated needs of children (ages 0 -18) with mental health issues – both diagnosed and undiagnosed - including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, autism, ADHD and conduct disorder. These children frequently have challenging behaviours, have often experienced complex trauma, can have developmental delays and may have parents with their own mental health difficulties.... [More]

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Providing Online Services to Children and Young People: Necessary and Good

With the arrival of COVID to Australia, many workers had to expediently move their services to an online platform, often with little to no training for practitioners. In this workshop you will develop and expand your ethical and practice framework, allowing you to feel comfortable utilising technology-based interventions with children and young people who have experienced trauma. This informative and creative one day workshop will explore two main issues: The ethical landscape of... [More]

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Orientation to Interviewing Children

This is an introductory workshop to the topic of interviewing children, offered by Eleonora de Michele in preparation for her more extensive 3 day workshop Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct, Misconduct and Breach of Codes of Conduct. It is also a stand alone workshop that will give you an introduction to this complex topic. If you enrol in this workshop and then register for the 3 day workshop, you will recieve a refund of the fee for this... [More]

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Human Rights/Children's Rights

This workshop explores the application of a human rights framework when working with children and young people. Learn strategies around developing working partnerships with children and young people that acknowledge them as knowledge generators and primary actors in their own healing processes. This workshop aims to: Engage participants in critical thinking about the dominant narratives and discuss how liberation can come from children and young people’s rights with the therapeutic... [More]

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Working with Children and Young People Experiencing Grief in OOHC

This workshop will focus on how to support children and young people in different stages/levels of grief. Participants will learn strategies around healing and engagement. Key skills learned in this workshop include: Identify grief responses and understand the impact on children and young people Learn skills in respectful engagement on grief and loss Increase confidence in having conversations in a trauma informed way [More]

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