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Concurrent Planning for Permanency for Children: implications for preservation and restoration practice

This is the foundation course that lays out the principles and practices of concurrent planning for permanency for children in care. This highly interactive workshop addresses nine core stages of ethical concurrent practice with families undergoing the restoration process. The material is delivered as a 1 day workshop followed 3 - 4 weeks later with a 2 hour group coaching session. The coaching session brings practitioners and supervisors together to debrief practice experiences,... [More]

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

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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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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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 DCJ 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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Positive Behaviour Support for High Needs 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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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. Invoice is not available. 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... [More]