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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 current 2017 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. Course fees includes... [More]
$1,000 Limited GST free
Shared Lives Training Skills

<p>Develop skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training. </p><p>This three day course is designed for those who haven’t previously delivered carer training. Participants

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$1,000 Limited GST free
Shared Lives Training Skills

<p>Develop skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training. </p><p>This three day course is designed for those who haven’t previously delivered carer training. Participants

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Difficult Conversations with Adults

This course invites the participant to build on their conversational style when working with carers. Learn a trauma informed conversational pathway and improve confidence and skills in turning difficult interactions into opportunities for growth and further promote the working relationship with carers. This workshop will enable you to: Plan and prepare for difficult conversation. Use trauma informed language to communicate effectively during a difficult conversation. Develop... [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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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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Transition from Care-Planning to Leave Care

Note – registration for this course includes both the workshop and the option to have one of your Leaving Care Plans reviewed by the trainer. Attend the workshop, and then submit a Leaving Care Plan within the next 6 months to receive your feedback. 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... [More]

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Life Story Work Foundations

Life Story Work offers an approach that can assist many people, especially children and young people in out-of-home care, to develop a positive identity and cohesive narrative about their life. Life Story Work can also build family connections as well as provide ongoing opportunities to resolve past and continuing traumas, such as complex grief and loss that might be associated with their family of origin. This workshop will enable participants to explore frameworks, develop skills... [More]

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Therapeutic Life Story Work

This introduction to Richard Rose's (2012) Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) model of trauma recovery and healing (TLSW) will support professionals' understanding of the importance of a child knowing their story and how to engage in this process safely when working alongside traumatised children, young people and their families from both individual and community perspective. Attendees will explore the theoretical and evidence base behind using TLSW and how it supports best... [More]

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