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Shared Lives Training Skills

Develop skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training. This three day course is designed for those who haven’t previously delivered carer training. Participants will become familiar with the content of the new Shared Lives training package for general foster carers and the package for Relative/kinship carers. They will also have the opportunity to put newly learnt training skills and nerve-management skills into practice. All participants receive a free... [More]
$970 Limited GST free
Shared Lives Training Skills

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Working with Children Under 12 with Sexual Behaviour Problems

Are you concerned about the sexual behaviour of a child you work with? Is this behaviour developmentally normal, problematic or abusive? This one day workshop will explore the sexual development of children and when that development becomes problematic. The exploration of this topic will start by looking at the assumptions that are commonly held about children’s sexual development and the contexts of children’s lives that may lead to problematic sexual behaviour. During the... [More]

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Talking with Kids about Tricky Topics

Talking to kids about tricky topics is part of what workers and carers need to do. We need to explore ways of being truthful with kids at a level they can understand and in non-judgmental language. We also need to be mindful of teaching kids who they might talk with about these tricky topics, that they are not alone – there are other kids that go through this, and that whatever happened, it is not their fault. Often this is not a part of worker or carer training and we can find it... [More]

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Post Restoration Preservation Advanced Safety and Support Planning to Support Restoration Preservation

Participants will understand the principles of safety organised practice and how the principles and practices support restoration casework to support the preservation of restoration efforts and maintain the child safely in the home. Research indicates that families require ongoing support after children return home permanently and that this can be a critical period where restoration can breakdown. The course focuses on developing longer term safety and support plans involving... [More]

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Legal Issues and Affidavit Writing for NGO Providers in Permanency and OOHC

This workshop introduces participants to key sections of the Children and Young Person’s (Care and Protection) Act 1998 as it applies in NSW. We will explore alternative options to long-term care orders, care plans, legal reporting obligations, alternative dispute resolution options and the Children’s Court in NSW. We will also focus on writing Court Reports (Supervision and Suitability of Placement Reports), and Affidavit writing for s90 Significant Change of Circumstance... [More]

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Restoration Intensive Practice: preparing children, young people and their families before, during and after restoration.

Participants will appreciate the need for preparation and support of children and their families before, during and after restoration, particularly as children and their families have experienced many layers of trauma. Foster carers can be central to providing the support children need during restoration and supporting and coaching birth families to demonstrate progress in the six domains of quality contact or family time. Workers will recognise the practice of partnering and... [More]

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Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees

Conducting investigative interviews with children when allegations have been made against staff about reportable conduct or professional misconduct. Introduction to investigative interviewing practice: The purpose and function of investigative interviews The investigative interview framework Child development and how it relates to interviewing practice Planning for the investigative interview Recording the interview: good practice standards How to question children in a... [More]

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Guardianship Application Documentation

A Guardianship application is more than just doing an assessment of the potential guardian. It is a complex process requiring preparation of documents for court and co-ordination between funded service providers and FACS personnel. This course will cover all of the key tasks required for a Guardianship application. The course is in two parts: Part 1: Distance learning You will be provided with pre-course information and be expected to satisfactorily complete a knowledge quiz about... [More]

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Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step)

Quality provision of OOHC starts with quality foster care placements for children, and these start with quality carer assessments. Making good, evidenced based decisions about carer applicants suitability means fewer placement breakdowns for children who have already experienced enough trauma in their lives. Successful completion of this course leads to registration to use Step by Step (a suite of evidence informed competency based carer assessment tools). This is a two part... [More]

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Introduction to Structured Decision Making® Restoration Assessment Tool

Participants will understand the Structured Decision Making® Safety and Risk Assessments used by FACS NSW and how those assessments integrates with the SDM Restoration Assessment tool they will use in restoration casework to support the difficult decisions including whether or not to continue or discontinue restoration efforts, or restore the child home at this time. This 2 day course includes a focus on restoration practice as well as the SDM tools, and at the completion of this... [More]