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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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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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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]

Understanding the importance of positive behaviour support plans

This course is about gaining an understanding of Restricted Practices, legislative requirements, practical implications, processes, and how best to support and care for children and young people in out of home care. You will gain an understanding of what a restricted practice is, the importance of gaining approval for use of restricted practices, and the relationship between restricted practices, behaviour management, and positive behaviour support. By having a sound understanding... [More]

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Trauma Informed Behaviour Support for Kids

Children and young people in out-of-home care often display behaviours that are challenging both for carers, and other people in the community. During this workshop you will gain an understanding of what positive behaviour support is, and learn about the basic underpinning framework. This is an essential prerequisite for providing support to children with high needs in residential care, intensive foster care and supported family placements. This workshop will provide participants... [More]

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Trauma Informed Practice in Child and Family Work

The workshop will begin by exploring the developmental impacts of the trauma children have experienced which has led them to the OOHC system. In particular we will be looking at what this means for their day-to-day behaviours and for our subsequent interventions and case management approach. The workshop will then move on to exploring a holistic model of service delivery that considers the way case workers can approach their day to day practice, as well as their long term planning... [More]

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