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Key Learning Areas
Trauma and Addictions
The link between complex childhood trauma and adult addictions is well known (ACE study). This workshop will explore the theme of addiction as a coping mechanism. Participants will gain the ‘know how to’ provide a balance of trauma and addiction interventions for positive and efficient client growth and recovery.
Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding and Squalor
February 21 & 22
Hoarding Disorder and Severe Domestic Squalor is on the increase with an estimated 600,000 Australians affected. But how do you work with and support someone living in clutter? Like the proverbial iceberg, it’s not what you can see on top of the water but rather, what’s underneath.
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
March 15 & 16
This workshop focuses on a framework for engaging with people in the context of change. It will assist participants to develop skills and knowledge in motivational interviewing and apply the principles and skills to their workplace.
Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders (formerly Double Whammy)
March 29 & 30
Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients experiencing these disorders face? Through presentation of information, discussion and experiential activities you will gain knowledge and skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services for this client group.
Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE
This distance education course is the prerequisite to enrol in the 4-day Step by Step course for carer assessors, which runs every 8 weeks.
The next available course is March 23, 24, 30 & 31 and May 18, 19, 25 & 26.
Child Protection — Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
February 16 & 17
April 4 & 5
Essential training for mandatory reporters, covering updated child protection legislation and its application when delivering services to children and/or their families.
Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children
Learn about the implications of living with domestic violence for children’s development and their physical and mental wellbeing and explore strategies to support children who have experienced domestic violence.
Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Learn structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent, and will hold up to scrutiny.
Complex Case Management
February 22 & 23
April 26 & 27
Case management can be complex, exhausting, challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Extend your skills, knowledge and confidence to provide quality case management to clients who are experiencing complex issues and challenges including: mental distress, AOD misuse/dependence, trauma and homelessness.
Tenancy Law for Non-Lawyers
This workshop provides community sector workers with an understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act and strategies to work with their clients when they are impacted by this Act. It is delivered by the NSW Tenants Union—the experts in this type of work.
Effective Casework and Case Management
February 28 & March 1
Learn the fundamentals of quality case management, and develop essential skills and strategies in key aspects of strengths-based and person-centred case management.
Safe Home Visiting
Whether you are just starting your home visits or are experienced and want to review/refresh your practice, this workshop will help you to make your home visits safer and more productive. Use case scenarios and participant experiences to explore good practice policy, procedures and strategies.
Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
An interactive and practical course that answers all questions about ‘challenging behaviours’, how to manage them, what works and what doesn’t. Learn the strategies, know what to do and be ready for the NDIS.
March 7 & 8
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.
Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.
Clinical Supervision: Models and Methods
Clinical Supervision: Models and Methods harnesses the existing knowledge, experience and skills of workers, and provides them with practice frameworks and skills for offering support and direction to others.
Art and Play Therapy with Children
Learn about child-led play therapy. Play therapy optimises children’s self-expression and safety in counselling. Maximise your success in engaging with and supporting change for children 2-10 years old.
New Managers and Coordinators
February 21 & 22
Gain new skills and tools that will assist you to be effective in your role as a manager or coordinator. This workshop includes topics such as supervision, managing team conflict, planning and prioritising and problem solving.
Professional Supervision: How and Why?
March 21 & 28
Supervision can be more than a ‘quick fix’. We will explore the framework of four functions of supervision (accountability, support, development and mediation) and how to establish and lead effective supervision.
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
EQ is fundamental to great leadership and productive, positive teams. Learn about EQ and how to identify and manage your own and the team's emotions, to achieve a positive workplace culture and improved outcomes, in this practical, fast-paced workshop.
Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees
February 14, 15 & 16
Interviewing children about reportable conduct can be daunting. This interactive practice-based workshop explores essential knowledge about child development, good questioning skills and legal implications involved in competently interviewing children.
Family Group Conferencing Facilitator Training
February 15 & 16
April 5 & 6
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a Family Group Conferencing Facilitator. It includes mediation and negotiation skills, and a range of practical strategies to assists families to make child-centred decisions. It meets the requirement for a mediation qualification to be part of the FACS tender of accredited FGC Facilitators.
Vicarious Trauma training provides you with the knowledge, skills and tools to maintain healthy boundaries that protect your own mental health and wellbeing – the cost of caring can be significant. We will teach you the concept of VT and techniques for long term resilience.
If you are booking to attend ACWA training, and/or visiting our premises, the following COVID-19 protocols must be adhered and agreed to. We have put these in place in order to make the face to face training environment as safe as possible for our students and facilitators.
If you have flu-like symptoms OR symptoms of acute respiratory infections (e.g. shortness of breath, cough or sore throat) on the day that your training is scheduled, you must not attend. A full refund or credit will be given.
You are also asked not to attend face to face training if any of the following apply:
- You have returned a positive COVID-19 test with the last 7 days.
- You have been asked to self-isolate in the last 7 days.
- You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.
- You have been in close contact, within the last 7 days, with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (community/work/household) or in a household with someone awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing.
- Masks are not compulsory for workshops.
- Hand sanitiser will be available at all workshops.