CCWT Online Courses 2020

COVID-19 may have placed face to face learning on hold, but CCWT has an abundance of online training options on offer to make sure the knowledge and skills of our sector workforce continues to grow during this period. Explore below the array of workshops we have in the mix throughout the rest of 2020:

Key Learning Areas

Trauma and Addictions
October 9
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.

Double Whammy: Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
October 19 & 20
Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients experiencing these disorders face? This interactive workshop will help you gain knowledge and skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services for this client group.

Complex Trauma and Mental Health
October 20 & 21
Complex developmental trauma is the trauma of childhood neglect, physical and sexual assault, and exposure to family and community violence. This training explores mindful, strengths-based and creative counselling for transformation and recovery.

Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding and Squalor
November 12 & 13
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
December 8 & 9
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.

Safe Home Visiting
September 17
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.

Helping Clients to Manage Dysregulation
October 1
This one day workshop equips diverse helping professionals with the skills to teach clients how to manage their energy and motivation, and tap into a calm, contained and centred state.

Diploma of Community Services RPL Workshop CHC52015
October 8 & 9
November 16 & 17
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment as you work towards the Diploma of Community Services. This workshop is part of a longer process in achieving the whole qualification through recognition of prior learning.

Accidental Counsellor
October 14 & 21
December 1 & 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 when supporting adults who have experienced Domestic Violence
October 21 & 22
Examine and apply specific strategies and approaches that are trauma informed when working with and advocating for adults who have experienced domestic violence. Who should attend? Case workers, support workers, advocacy services and anyone else who assists adults who have experienced or currently experiencing domestic violence.

Acts of Resistance, Acts of Reclaiming: Using Narrative Therapy when Working with People who have been Subjected to Sexual Assault
October 29
This workshop offers practical ideas in responding to people who have been subjected to sexual assault, supporting clients to tell their stories in strengthening rather than re-traumatising ways. Clients and workers will move towards hope in reclaiming lives from the ongoing effects of sexual assault.

Trauma Informed Recovery Practice Toolkit
November 3 & 4
An experiential workshop from a 'lived experience' perspective that engages participants in nitty gritty, day-to-day skills and the knowledge required to most effectively meet and support survivors of significant childhood trauma.

Effective Casework and Case Management
November 11 & 18
Learn the fundamentals of quality case management, and develop essential skills and strategies in key aspects of strengths-based and person-centred case management.

Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room
November 23
Maximise your ability to have uncomfortable conversations that are honest, respectful and productive. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in difficult conversations.

Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
November 24 & 25
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.

Complex Case Management
November 30 & December 7
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.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A
September 10 & 18
Working with suicidal and self harm behaviour can trigger anxiety, hopelessness, uncertainty and feeling ineffective. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy offers a sense of structure, understanding and effective strategies for managing 'problem' behaviours.

Trauma, Identity and Hope: A Narrative Therapy Approach
October 16
Trauma and abuse frequently attack a person’s sense of identity. Explore a Narrative Therapy approach to working with trauma and abuse, with a particular focus on the strength and resilience of clients, and on developing alternative and more hopeful stories of identity.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Introduction
October 19 & 20
CBT can be an effective therapy for many mental health issues including depression and anxiety. In this introductory course, you will discuss CBT theory, understand when CBT approaches are most appropriate, and be assisted in applying basic practical CBT strategies personally and professionally.

Psychological First Aid – a Crisis Intervention Model
November 6
Psychological First Aid is a crisis intervention model that follows best practice guidelines for promoting care to clients/consumers who are experiencing the vulnerability and the opportunity that emerges from crisis.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
November 12 & 19
This introductory workshop will provide participants with an overview of the six core processes of ACT and the skills to develop and strengthen psychological flexibility in their own lives and those of their clients.

Clinical Supervision: Models and Methods
November 27
This workshop harnesses the existing knowledge, experience and skills of workers, and provides them with practice frameworks and skills for offering support and direction to others.

Loss and Grief Work with Adults
December 1
'Grief has no rules, mourn your own way' is one of the new understandings of loss and grief which have changed much over the last 30 years. Renew your grief support skills and learn specialised strategies for suicide bereavement.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
December 2 & 3
Practise the strategies used both within a DBT session and coaching. Explore agenda setting, chain analysis and contingency management and an overview of the Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness modules.

Transformational Leadership: Strategies to Lead Significant Change
September 23 & 24
As we establish new models of practice and expectations, staff members may face significant changes and need to move into a different mindset. Therefore leaders need skills of transformational leadership.

Team Leadership
November 2 & 10
We will discuss strategies and use resources to bring together different capabilities in the team, facilitate communication with all stakeholders, lead planning, and promote problem solving.

Debriefing Skills
November 16 & 17
Promote staff wellbeing and retention by implementing comprehensive debriefing processes and stress management strategies. This workshop considers debriefing and organisational processes, including those required for critical incidents and legal considerations.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
November 17 & 24
Increase your skills and confidence in planning for, recognising, and responding to highly charged, emotional and volatile training/group facilitation settings.

Facilitating Group Supervision
December 4
Group supervision can develop a cohesive, team approach IF it is not habitual or minimal. You will have the opportunity to practise various approaches to facilitation and trial some resources.

New Managers and Coordinators
December 8 & 9
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.

Family Group Conferencing Facilitator Training
September 17 & 25
October 13 & 14
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.

Assessing Children: Autism, ADHD or Trauma?
September 18
Acquire the knowledge to assess whether a child's presentation relates to trauma, ADHD or to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hear from a psychologist and child and adolescent psychiatrist about approaches that optimise the outcomes for children.

Everybody Hurts Sometimes: Anger Management Tools and Strategies for Young People
September 18
Learn about anger and explore approaches to anger management in adolescents. Understand anger and adolescent development, the physiology of anger, mental health issues, disorders, disabilities and risk taking.

Working with Children and Young People Affected by Family and Domestic Violence
September 30
December 1 & 2
This is an advanced level workshop that assumes that participants have a foundational knowledge of the dynamics of Family and Domestic Violence, neurobiology of traumatic stress, and the implications of Family and Domestic Violence on the development of attachment security.

Leading and Supervising Restoration Process — implementation and embedding practice
October 12 & 29
This course lays out the implementation foundations underpinning good restoration service delivery and practice within teams/units. It is a highly interactive workshop that explores leading structural and cultural changes required as well as supervising restoration casework through leadership, supervision and case consultations. The course has two stages.

Positive Behaviour Support for High Needs Kids
October 20 & 27
Learn how to use positive behaviour support strategies with children and young people with challenging behaviours and high support needs.

Shared Lives Training Skills
October 20, 21 & 22
December 1, 2 & 3
Develop your skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training.

Working with Young People who Self Restore
October 26 & November 11
This workshop takes a whole of family approach to promoting safety, stability and permanency for young people self-restoring to unprepared families. This highly interactive workshop invites participants to assess the needs and strengths and safety plan with a young person, their family and network, using own case examples.

Joining the Restoration Dots: Connecting Casework to SDM® SARA outcomes to Family Time to Family Action Case Planning
November 2 & 23
December 7 & 22
This is the foundation course that lays out the connections between SARA assessments, the Family Action Plan, Family (Contact) Time and documenting evidence of change for S90 applications. This is a highly interactive workshop, calling on participants’ own casework for exploration and delivered in one half day workshop followed by a 2 hour group coaching session.

Working with Complexity and the Implications for Restoration Assessment and Safety Planning Practice
November 9, 10, 30 & December 21
This is the foundation course that lays out the theory and evidence underpinning the dynamics of common and complex risk factors that influence assessment and case planning work activities undertaken by restoration practitioners in their work with families. This highly interactive workshop is delivered as:
2 x 1 day workshops (can be face to face or online)
2 x 2 hour group coaching sessions delivered online

Transition from Care: Planning to Leave Care
November 10
Explore the impact of transition from care on young people, incorporate essential aspects and services in their Transition from Care Plan and identify ways of involving young people and important supports in their future plan.

Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children
November 17
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.

Child Protection – Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
November 18 & 25
Essential training for mandatory reporters, covering updated child protection legislation and its application when delivering services to children and/or their families.

Difficult Conversations with Resistant Parents
November 19 & 20
Explore an effective conversation style that utilises both a psychobiological and curiosity approach to engaging parents who are classified as involuntary clients and often labelled as resistant to engagement.

Enhancing Parental Capacity for Change in Restoration Work
November 19, 20, 30 & December 21
This is the foundation course that lays out the principles and practices of positive psychology, strength-based, solution focused, motivational interviewing to promote parental willingness, ability and confidence to change. It is a highly interactive practice-based workshop. The workshop is delivered as:
2 x 1 day workshops (can be face to face or online)
2 x 2 hour group coaching sessions delivered online

Parenting Advice: 50 Solutions for 50 Parenting Problems
November 23 & 24
A course jam-packed with solutions (including emotion coaching, time in and much more) to tricky parenting questions for parents of children aged 0-10 years. All solutions are based on top-quality research about the best way to support children’s development.

Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step)
November 24, 25 & 26
Quality provision of OOHC starts with quality foster care placements for children, and these start with quality carer assessments. Making good, evidenced based decisions about carer applicants' suitability means fewer placement breakdowns for children who have already experienced enough trauma in their lives. Successful completion of this course leads to registration to use Step by Step (evidence informed competency based) assessment tools for foster care, relative/kinship care, carer review and Guardianship. This is a two part course.

Child Development and Attachment: Impact from Early Years to Adulthood
November 26 & December 3
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.

Working with Children Under 12 with Sexual Behaviour Problems
November 26 & 27
This workshop will explore the sexual development of children and when that development becomes problematic. You will also examine the trauma contexts of children’s lives that may lead to problematic sexual behaviour and the interventions that bring children back to normative sexual behaviour.

Managing Challenging Behaviours
September 17 & 24
Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers and clients in this practical, participative and reflective workshop that maximises self-awareness and clearly defined strategies.

Conflict Management
September 24
Develop knowledge, skills, and techniques to manage conflict with confidence. Increase your self-awareness and apply your learning to either professional or personal contexts.

Finding Hope and Purpose Again: Compassion Fatigue
November 2
Examine the impact that working with trauma, abuse and violence has on professionals, and explore the benefit of being compassionate to oneself. You will learn about self care that is necessary to being an effective practitioner.

Transformational Leadership: Strategies to Lead Significant Change
September 23 & 24
As we establish new models of practice and expectations, staff members may face significant changes and need to move into a different mindset. Therefore leaders need skills of transformational leadership.

Leading With Impact Series
September 23, October 7 & 28, November 11, December 2
Without doubt, it’s been a tough time. Unknown. Uncertainty has been the order of the day. Confusion is what many feel. A changing world brings with it difficulties, but also huge opportunities if we choose to see it like that. We’re working with Leaders and teams to help get them through all types of challenges, including recovering from COVID-19. To facilitate this we have been running real-time webinars to help leaders grab tips and strategies to help their teams move forward, addressing stress and building resilience along the way. You choose how many you want to run for your leaders, although we build a common theme of resilience, endurance and strategy setting as we move through the 5.
Our Vision is to help you and your Team deal with the most pressing problems you may have in the most effective way.

Keep your cool! Never miss a beat as an exemplary leader coming out of a crisis
September 23
During this period of upheaval, it has never been more critical for leaders to approach their roles with agility, while remaining positive, calm and resolute in their decision-making and daily practice. This session will explore essential skills and strategies for effectively steering your troops in a solid and determined way. You will also learn about the different personality styles of leaders, to help determine if there is one that leads better than others, and reflect on what you can do better and differently in your leadership roles moving forward.

Communicating With Confidence Series
September 28, October 15, November 12, December 3
This Series has been designed to help those who would like to improve their key communication skills in short 1.5-hour online training sessions. Each comes with pre-work, a workbook to use as we travel through the session and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with their teams if they choose.

Does anybody ever listen to me – or to each other?
September 28
In this thought-provoking online session, we will take cover a range of aspects around listening – the 5 different types, the importance of interpreting body language well, the challenges of active listening such as differing cultural interpretations, the role that status and power have in active listening, and listening with empathy when dealing with people going through one of many life issues.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

Virtual reality: How to build and manage successful virtual teams
October 7
This session will shed light for leaders on the optimal way of building and successfully guiding their remote teams. The critical aspects that are needed to lead a remote team will be discussed, together with the characteristics of ‘best remote employees’. The challenges of managing a remote team will also be considered, as well as the firm rules and ‘must‑haves’ that leaders need to implement to make your remote or home‑based teams thrive.

Leading and Supervising Restoration Process – implementation and embedding practice
October 12 & 29
This course lays out the implementation foundations underpinning good restoration service delivery and practice within teams/units. It is a highly interactive workshop that explores leading structural and cultural changes required as well as supervising restoration casework through leadership, supervision and case consultations. The course has two stages:
Stage 1 is a one day workshop that can be delivered online or face to face.
Stage 2 is a 2-hour group coaching session delivered online.
Presented in partnership with Eleonora De Michele, a specialist in child and family welfare and leading expert on restoration and preservation practices.

Why can’t we just get along? Getting people to understand personalities and work better with each other
October 15
Let’s face it, we’re all different! When it comes to the workplace, sometimes our differences work for us, and other times … not so much. It’s time to understand our differences and make them work for us so we can collaborate on all types of projects and workplace issues well – either individually, in pairs or in teams.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

From crisis to growth: Leading your troops forward in challenging times
October 27
During this period of upheaval, it has never been more critical for leaders to approach their roles with agility, while remaining positive, calm and resolute in their decision-making and daily practice. This session will explore essential skills and strategies for effectively steering your troops in a solid and determined way. You will also learn about the different personality styles of leaders, to help determine if there is one that leads better than others, and reflect on what you can do better and differently in your leadership roles moving forward.

Joining the Restoration Dots: Connecting Casework to SDM® SARA outcomes to Family Time to Family Action Case Planning
November 2 & 23
December 7 & 22

This is the foundation course that lays out the connections between SARA assessments, the Family Action Plan, Family (Contact) Time and documenting evidence of change for S90 applications. This is a highly interactive workshop, calling on participants’ own casework for exploration and delivered in one half day workshop followed by a 2 hour group coaching session.
Presented in partnership with Eleonora De Michele, a specialist in child and family welfare and leading expert on restoration and preservation practices.

Working with Complexity and the Implications for Restoration Assessment and Safety Planning Practice
November 9, 10, 30 & December 21
This is the foundation course that lays out the theory and evidence underpinning the dynamics of common and complex risk factors that influence assessment and case planning work activities undertaken by restoration practitioners in their work with families. This highly interactive workshop is delivered as:
2 x 1 day workshops (can be face to face or online)
2 x 2 hour group coaching sessions delivered online
Presented in partnership with Eleonora De Michele, a specialist in child and family welfare and leading expert on restoration and preservation practices.

10 essential communication skills that world class leaders possess. Do you?
November 11
While many leaders are technical experts, they can sometimes lack the effective communication skills they need to create a ‘dream team’ that purrs along like a robust machine. In this insightful session, you will learn about the 10 essential skills and techniques leaders at all levels need to master in order to inspire, motivate and help their troops become energised and highly performing in everything they do.

Why don’t people understand me? Say what you mean and mean what you say
November 12
Communication breakdown happens all the time. And when it does, we often think that it’s the other person’s fault. There are key rules around having your say that will ensure the people around you understand the points you are making and the intention behind your message. Assertiveness will be a key focus of this interactive session, together with clarity and clear thinking. By the end, you will have the strategies and tips you need to help you mean what you say and say what you mean.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

Enhancing Parental Capacity for Change in Restoration Work
November 19, 20, 30 & December 21
This is the foundation course that lays out the principles and practices of positive psychology, strength-based, solution focused, motivational interviewing to promote parental willingness, ability and confidence to change. It is a highly interactive practice-based workshop. The workshop is delivered as:
2 x 1 day workshops (can be face to face or online)
2 x 2 hour group coaching sessions delivered online

Dealing with difficult people in the best way – once and for all
December 3
You know the type! The difficult boss, or the colleague, who never stops talking, or asking questions. Or tries to get you to do their job. And then there’s Bill, The Bulldozer, who never listens and whirrs his way into a room, creates havoc and whirrs out. Join us for this practical and informative online session that will teach you how to deal the challenging people who cross your path.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

CCWT is here to help you with your professional learning and development needs. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our team on 02 9281 8822 or email us: ccwt@ccwt.edu.au.