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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]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Child Sexual Assault – Helping Non-Offending Parents to Support their Child

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>This course will explore the dynamics of child sexual assault in relation to:</p><ul><li>The tactics of offenders<

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Working with Parents with an Intellectual or Learning Disability

Working with parents with an intellectual or learning disability can present a challenge to workers in being able to teach skills and provide suitable learning tools. Knowing about resources available and being able to adapt or modify resources to help in teaching, assists workers in developing positive working relationships with parents. This in turn leads to greater safety and better outcomes for children and young people. Parents with an intellectual or learning disability... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Working with Parents with an Intellectual or Learning Disability

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>Working with parents with an intellectual or learning disability can present a challenge to workers in being able

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Children, Family and Domestic Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach

If you want to feel more confident working with children who have lived through family and domestic violence and ensure that you are working in a way that does not further traumatise the child, then this is the course for you. Family and Domestic Violence interfere with key developmental tasks. The resilience of the human brain, nervous system and body enables survival. Often the tools of survival are the behaviours that interfere with life. Children who have lived through violence... [More]

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Introduction to Structured Decision Making – Safety Assessment and Risk Assessment

This 2-day course provides participants with an introduction to the Structured Decision Making system which is the safety and risk assessment tools of choice 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... [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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Protective Behaviours

This workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in using the Protective Behaviours (PB) to support children and young people in the contexts of Child Protection, Early Intervention, Family Work, and/or Out-of-home Care. PB is a building-block personal safety program which can be adapted in many ways to support children and young people. PB is based on ideas of feeling safe, being safe and talking about it, and has two themes: We all have the right to feel safe all of the time.... [More]

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Children’s Brain Development: Understanding the Impacts of Trauma, Supporting Resilience and Recovery (formerly The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma)

How do early childhood experiences of trauma and abuse effect the developing brain, the nervous system, human behaviour and memory? How can children’s development and recovery be supported following the experience of adversity? All these questions and more will be unravelled in this two day interactive course. A must for anyone who works with children and families, this course will explore how the brain develops in the early years of life and the way that the environment interacts... [More]

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School Yard Bullying: New Ways of Working with Old Problems

‘School Yard Bullying: New Ways of Working with Old Problems’ aims to assist workers in dealing with bullying from all perspectives: victims, bullies, as well as bystanders. This issue affects children and young people both in and out of school, as well as online and can be demonstrated to have effects lasting well into adulthood. According to The Australian Institute of Family Studies, school yard bullying has shattering detrimental and long lasting effects on both the bully and... [More]

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Growing Children: Helping Parents Understand Their Child's Social and Emotional Development

Many people working with families encounter children with a range of emotional and social difficulties, and wonder about the best way to understand these children and support their families. This course examines a range of theories about how a child develops increasing emotional competence throughout childhood, including how a child develops a theory of mind. You will develop an understanding of these different theories and how they might be helpful in your clinical and... [More]

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Safety Planning with Parents of Children at Risk

Safety planning with parents of children at risk presents the concepts from a number of tools such as “Signs of Safety”, “Motivational Interviewing” and “Safe Homes, Safer Futures” to assist those working with children at risk of harm to plan with families for child safety. Participants will have the opportunity to practice Safety Planning with a presented case scenario in small groups and to plan and conduct a safety conversation around a specific area of challenge. Workers can... [More]

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