New Workshops on the Way at CCWT

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Join CREATE Foundation for this half-day course, Voice Your Choice – Supported Decision Making Training for Workers, that will empower and up-skill professionals who are working alongside young people with disability to assist them in transitioning from the care system.

Increase your confidence and competence in promoting children’s voices by joining Paula Hayden in her new workshop ‘KiDs SAY: Participation Power & Purpose – Providing Opportunities for KiDs Strengths, Hopes and Concerns to Drive Practice’.

These are just a few of the new courses that CCWT is introducing this year, so make sure to watch this space!

Courses coming up in March:

Date: 13, 14 March 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Laurie Robertson
Target Group: All OOHC professionals, including caseworkers and managers
This workshop introduces participants to key sections of the Children and Young Person's (Care and Protection) Act 1998 as it applies in NSW. We will explore alternative options to long-term care orders, care plans, care orders, legal reporting obligations, alternative dispute resolution options and the Children's Court in NSW.


Date: 13, 14 March 2017
Venue: Moruya
Presenter: Saul Nightingale
Target Group: Open
Build skills, confidence and frameworks to respond effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to self care in this participative and practical workshop.


Date: 13 March 2017
Venue: Campbelltown
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: Open
All of us working in the social welfare, children’s, AOD, health and education sectors need to be able to identify and screen for DV, understand the dynamics, the potential impacts, and be able to utilise good practice and safe responses.


Date: 13 March 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Paula Hayden
Target Group: Child protection, family support and OOHC workers or any workers who want to learn new creative ways to help kids have their say
This will be an energising day demonstrating a range of interactive approaches and strategies to maximise participation and engagement. It will increase workers’ confidence and competence in promoting children’s voices and participation in a range of settings and in developing purposeful practice, which is shaped by kids needs, concerns, strengths and hopes.


Date: 15 March 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: John Lizzio
Target Group: Workers and managers who want to improve their time management strategies
Identify common time mismanagement habits and learn how to make use of effective planning systems, even under pressure.


Date: 15 March 2017 (1/2 day)
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Create Foundation
Target Group: NGO, FACS and ADHC/Disability services – case workers and managers, youth workers, social workers, support workers, disability support workers, foster carers
Voice Your Choice is a supported decision-making workshop for workers. It will up-skill all participants and empower disability or care sector professionals to work alongside young people with disability and assist them in transitioning from the care system.


Date: 16, 17 March 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Beth Macgregor
Target Group: Experienced child and family workers
Examine the implications of early relationship experiences for children's emotional development, and learn how to help parents who are struggling to meet their children’s needs, as well as children who have experienced adverse early care.


Date: 16 March 2017
Venue: Canberra
Presenter: Grace Leotta
Target Group: Experienced case workers and case managers
Hone your case management skills, learn about contemporary approaches, best practice elements, and successful responses to complexity, and how to use them in your work.


Date: 16 March 2017
Venue: Newcastle
Presenter: Gillian Brannigan
Target Group: Open
Develop awareness of the emotional triggers for yourself and others during uncomfortable conversations and reflect on how to bridge the gap between current behaviour and successful outcomes. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in uncomfortable conversations.


Date: 20 March 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Beate Steller
Target Group: People who work directly or indirectly with children and young people
Managing change and loss is an inevitable part of life and when supported well, children can become resilient. Learn about loss and grief from a child’s developmental perspective and age appropriate interventions.


Date: 20 March 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Betty Stampoulis-Lyttle & Terry Georgeson
Target Group: This course is aimed at caseworkers who work in Family Support, Brighter Futures, Child Protection and OOHC, and with children and young people with disability
Learn to assist carers of children and young people with disability navigate the NDIS by understanding the interface of the NDIS and Child Protection and Family Support Systems.


Date & Time: 20 March 2017 at 2pm (90 minutes)
Presenter: Dominic Cudmore
Target Group: Chairs, board members, CEOs and senior managers
In this webinar we will look at best practice governance for NFP board/management committee members plus an overview of their various duties and responsibilities under Australian law.


Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website or check out our training handbook to find courses that are just right for you or your organisation.