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Aboriginal Workforce – Achieving Wellbeing and Avoiding Burnout

For many Aboriginal staff, getting a job and fulfilling the expectations of various stakeholders can be difficult. The difficulty of meeting various stakeholder expectations can be further compounded by numerous other challenges in the workplace that can make it difficult for Aboriginal staff to achieve work/life balance and a state of wellbeing. This kind of environment can place Aboriginal staff at a significantly increased risk of compassion overload and burnout when compared to... [More]

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Resilience Building in the Context of Adversity

This course explores the concept of “common shock” and the emotional, psychological and physiological impact of repeatedly “witnessing” violence and violation (from direct observation to hearing traumatic stories) on helping professionals and their supervisors. We may be aware/unaware of the effects on self and others and empowered/disempowered to act on that impact. For managers and supervisors, our awareness and ability to recognise and manage these impacts on ourselves and our... [More]

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Finding Hope and Purpose Again: Compassion Fatigue

This course is extremely important to professional development as it focuses on the self care necessary to be an effective practitioner. The course will cover the definition of compassion fatigue and other terms that are used to describe ‘professional tiring’ and the effect it has on your work. It will look at the psychobiology of self care and include practice exercises. You will be able to: Describe the terminology associated with compassion fatigue Articulate a psycho-biological... [More]

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Resilience, Balance and Wellbeing for Managers

Being a manager can be stressful and demanding. The roles and responsibilities of a manager in the not-for-profit sector require resilience and the ability to cope with change. There is pressure to perform at a high level, often without adequate staffing and resource levels. Boards, funding bodies, staff, referral agencies and clients jostle for instant and urgent attention. The nature of client issues and the stresses they bring add extra pressure to the manager’s responsibilities... [More]

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Navigating Professional and Personal Boundaries in Community Services

Healthy professional and personal boundaries are essential to ensure that you and your clients are safe and respected. However, in the current community services environment with many demands, professional boundaries can be blurred. Come and join us to explore physical, mental and emotional personal boundaries. You will also learn about people who don’t like hearing ‘no’ and try to manipulate you to say ‘yes’. When exploring boundaries in the workplace, you will look at clear... [More]

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Tackling Bullying in the Workplace

In Australia it has been reported that 1 in 10 people experience bullying at work. The emotional, mental, financial and physical effects of bullying on the individual, organization and society is significant. In 2011, bullying was included in WHS Legislation as a WHS safety risk and failure to take steps to manage the risk of workplace bullying can result in a breach of WHS Laws. This workshop explores the dynamics of bullying, the effects of bullying, strategies to prevent... [More]

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Self Care for Workers

Take some time out to nurture yourself and rejuvenate your energy levels. In this one day workshop you will experience a variety of interactive activities that promote self awareness and healthy self care habits. You will also explore the impact of acute or chronic stress on the brain and body, and develop strategies for dealing with stressful situations. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to: Define both stress and self care Measure their current stress levels... [More]

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Self Care and Resilience for Dementia Support Workers

“For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first she or he must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one's feelings and to care for one's own welfare…Caring for others requires caring for oneself.” Dalai Lama Finding balance in your life and managing stress can be difficult for anybody with a job and family and life commitments; but when your job is all about taking care of other people, it becomes even... [More]

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Case Management for Clients with Complex Needs

Clients with Complex Support Needs Clients with Complex Support Needs can have difficulties that span a number of areas, including some or all of the following: disability, trauma, health, education, behaviour as well as social issues within their lives – a product of their life situation and the potential failure of the structures that support them. Working with clients with Complex Support Needs involves a planned, strengths-based approach, building a working relationship that... [More]

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Self-Regulation Skills for Helping Professionals

Challenges from work and daily life commonly impair healthy functioning, yet emergency and helping work requires the ability to maintain a state of calm, centred responsiveness. Training for helping professionals rarely includes learning how to identify and respond to indicators of disquiet within the self and research shows that emergency and helping professionals experience far greater rates of PTSD and PTSD type symptoms than the general population. This one day workshop... [More]

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