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Implementing Trauma Informed Practice in Out-of-Home Care

Please note: This course is only available via credit card payment at the time of registration. This course covers the following topics Educating and informing carers about the effects of developmental trauma on children in out-of-home care Applying an understanding of developmental trauma to positive behaviour support Supporting carers to understand and develop reparative parenting skills and techniques Understanding the link between trauma of separation and birth family contact... [More]
$210 Limited GST free
Implementing Trauma Informed Practice in Out-of-Home Care

<p>Please note: This course is only available via credit card payment at the time of registration.</p><p>This course covers the following topics</p><ul><li>Educating and informing carers about the

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Self paced

2019-10-21 2019-10-21
Online course

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Permanency for Children in Care: Casework Implications Focusing on Adoption and Guardianship

For each child in care, where restoration is not an option, permanency options need to be considered. These options include open adoption and guardianship, where carers become responsible for the care of the child in their care, as well as promoting an open relationship with birth family members, developing the child’s identity etc. This course considers the principles of permanency for children and the implications and differences between adoption and guardianship orders. The... [More]
$210 Limited GST free
Permanency for Children in Care: Casework Implications Focusing on Adoption and Guardianship

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>For each child in care, where restoration is not an option, permanency options need to be considered. These

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Working with Parents and Families for Restoration

The recent changes in OOHC saw the allocation of case management responsibilities to the NGO’s and their staff, who are facing the challenge of court demands and working with birth parents and families, in addition to providing services to children and young people who cannot live at home. At this workshop, learn about developing strategies and strengthening skills in working effectively with birth parents and families which is critical to supporting children and young people in... [More]
$420 Limited GST free
Working with Parents and Families for Restoration

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>The recent changes in OOHC saw the allocation of case management responsibilities to the NGO’s and their staff,

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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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Beyond Developmental Trauma – What We Know about Changing Brains and Changing Outcomes for Children and Young Adults

Please note: In order to participate in this workshop participants must have prior knowledge in neurodevelopmental impact of trauma. Beyond Developmental Trauma provides a comprehensive understanding of trauma informed neurodevelopmental and attachment theory and how to apply this theory into practice. In this two day course, participants will look at intervention strategies that target, or are linked to different neurological systems, and learn how to embed these strategies into a... [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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Supporting Complex Trauma and Mental Health in Achieving Permanency

When working in the field of out-of-home care (OOHC) the links between complex trauma and child mental health quickly become apparent. However practitioners often struggle to make sense of complex trauma needs within mental health presentations. As a result fostered children struggle to access appropriate supports and therapeutic outcomes for this population are generally poor or limited in scope. This workshop seeks to help OOHC practitioners understand the varied interconnections... [More]

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Partners in Care – Carers and Case Workers Stronger Together; Working with Adolescents

The challenges of working with adolescents in Out of Home care are complex; caseworkers and carers alike may be unprepared for the demands and changing needs of 12 – 18 years olds and this can lead to relationship breakdowns between carers, caseworkers and the children and young people they care for. In these critical years, young people face fear and uncertainty as they transition to adulthood, independence and ultimately leaving care. They are confronted with a changing identity... [More]

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Grief and Loss in OOHC and Post Adoption

Grief and loss occur in many situations, including terminal illness, disability, loss of employment, migrant and refugee experience, adoption, divorce/loss of love, and in the situation of death of a loved one. This workshop addresses ways to respond to those experiencing grief and loss in the context of adoption and foster care. The workshop will be taught from a Narrative Therapy perspective, and will include opportunities to practice counselling skills in pair work. The ideas... [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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