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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. Who should attend? All OOHC staff [More]
$970 Limited GST free
Shared Lives Training Skills

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>Develop skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training. </p><p>This three day course is

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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]
$420 Limited GST free
Legal Issues and Affidavit Writing for NGO Providers in Permanency and OOHC

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>This workshop introduces participants to key sections of the Children and Young Person’s (Care and Protection) Act

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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]
$1,240 Limited GST free
Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step)

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>Quality provision of OOHC starts with quality foster care placements for children, and these start with quality

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Transition from Care-Planning to Leave Care

With our attention focused on the rapidly increasing numbers of children and young people entering care in NSW over the last decade, it is easy to neglect the crucial issue of young people leaving care. It is universally acknowledged by child welfare professionals, that ‘leaving care’ is a vulnerable and difficult transition period for young people. At the same time, supports and services are often ‘thin on the ground’. What are the specific risks, issues and experiences for young... [More]
$210 Limited GST free
Transition from Care-Planning to Leave Care

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>With our attention focused on the rapidly increasing numbers of children and young people entering care in NSW

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Affidavit Writing for Proceedings in the Children’s Court of NSW

This one day workshop builds on the ‘Legal Issues for NGO Providers in OOHC’ course. It covers affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children’s Court in person. Affidavit and Report Writing for NGOs covers the relevant information and format to be included in reports and affidavits to be tendered to the Children’s Court via Community Services. Caseworkers in the non-government sector are completing increasing numbers of s82 Reports and responses to s90 applications by... [More]
$200 Limited GST free
Affidavit Writing for Proceedings in the Children’s Court of NSW

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>This one day workshop builds on the ‘Legal Issues for NGO Providers in OOHC’ course. It covers affidavit and

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Adoption, Guardianship and Permanent Care Orders: Casework Implications

This course looks principally at the open adoption and guardianship orders that are embedded in the new permanency placement principles, exploring the development of openness as the guiding principle in contemporary adoption practice. It looks at how the principle of openness is expressed in life story work, in contact arrangements, and in work with birth family and carers. It also explores the idea that open adoption principles should be part of casework for every child in OOHC,... [More]

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Growing Carer Capacity and Building on Strengths

There are many new challenges for the OOHC sector in working with carers. The face of the Australian family has changed dramatically over the past 30 years and the face of fostering is reflecting this diversity. You will increasingly be working with single carers, same sex couples and carers working full time as well as carers wanting to become guardians or adoptive parents. Many new carers are highly skilled which raises some serious challenges for us in providing adequate... [More]

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Out-of-Home Care and Permanency Support Fundamentals

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the casework and legislative responsibilities of case workers in the out-of-home care (OOHC) sector.It provides a sound knowledge base for OOHC caseworker development. Due to the transfer of OOHC to the NGO sector, OOHC case workers are being recruited in greater numbers and need to develop skills for OOHC case management. OCG accreditation requires high levels of accountability in home-visiting and record-keeping which need to be... [More]

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Purposeful Conversations with Care Teams

Workers are engaged in multiple conversations with children and young people, carers, birth parents and colleagues. Some of these conversations are trickier than others – providing feedback to applicants during the assessment process, raising concerns about quality of care with carers, generating children and young peoples' participation and sharing information which has the potential to trigger carers and children. Increasingly, workers are required to mediate (Gilligan, R 2002)... [More]

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Case Worker Training – Working with Young People

CREATE case worker training is facilitated by CREATE staff and young consultants. The aim of this training is to build the knowledge and skills of case workers and social workers so they can better understand the needs of young people in care. It also helps them engage in a positive and constructive way in case planning and case support. Who should attend? Case workers, youth workers, social workers, support workers [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.