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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]

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Leading Restoration Practice for Team Leaders and Supervisors

This course is designed to support individuals to lead practice within Funded Service Providers for Restoration in NSW. There has been significant change in legislation and the practice surrounding restoration casework in NSW. This course will focus on leading practice in the context of change with a specific focus on the business of restoration, supporting caseworkers to do the complex and intensive work, and create an understanding of the relationships between research and... [More]

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Life Story Work

Life Story Work can offer a child or young person in out-of-home care an ongoing opportunity to resolve past trauma, and to grieve the losses associated with separation from their birth family. Further, it can aid the child or young person in developing a positive identity and a cohesive narrative about their life. This workshop will enable participants to explore frameworks, develop skills and discover a variety of methods for effective Life Story Work. We will also examine ways... [More]

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Therapeutic Parenting

Traumatised children, particularly those who present with attachment difficulties, often find it challenging to trust their new carer or foster/adoptive parents as they generally operate from a fear-based worldview. Therapeutic parenting is often counter-intuitive to traditional parenting as it requires an intentional effort to promote change in attachment patterns. As such, the caregiver’s ability to provide skilled, individually tailored intervention is paramount to the recovery... [More]

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