Second Semester is Here: Time to Flip Over Your CCWT Training Wallchart!

Now July is underway, don’t forget to turn your CCWT Wallchart overleaf to discover information on the range of workshops we have in store for the sector for the second half of the year.

If you don’t have a copy of our 2017 Wallchart then please contact us at or 02 9281 8822 and we will get one out to you. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what CCWT has coming your way in August:

Regional Workshops:

Case Management Masterclass 
Date: 4 August
Venue: Merimbula
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.

Double Whammy – Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
Date: 14, 15 August
Venue: Dubbo
Presenter: Mandy Marsters
Target Group: Workers in the community services sector, including managers and team leaders

Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients who experience 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.

Culturally Reflective Practice
Date: 15 August
Venue: Albury
Presenter: Betty Stampoulis-Lyttle
Target Group: Community Sector workers, managers and/or practitioners who work closely with culturally diverse individuals and families

A joint initiative of NSW Community Services and CCWT, this course will examine culturally reflective practice for working with people from CALD backgrounds, using the Culturally Reflective Practice model.

Legal Issues for NGO Providers in OOHC
Date: 15, 16 August
Venue: Newcastle
Presenter: Eleonora De Michele
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.

Accidental Counsellor – Further Along the Road
Date: 17 August
Venue: Canberra
Presenter: Saul Nightingale
Target Group: People who have completed the Accidental Counsellor

Deepen the skills and knowledge you gained in Accidental Counsellor with this practical one-day extension focused primarily on skills application.

Project Management
Date: 18 August
Venue: Campbelltown
Presenter: Grace Leotta
Target Group: Workers who participate in or manage projects

Learn about project planning and management processes, core skills for managing, working on and evaluating projects, and take away useful tools to use in your projects.

Sydney-based Workshops:

Best Practice in Home Visiting
Date: 14, 15 August
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: Workers who regularly home visit eg. family support workers, Brighter Futures workers, youth workers, housing support workers, mental health support roles, DV workers, child protection workers

If you spend a lot of your work time in other people’s homes, this course is for you. We will be working from real life scenarios to identify tools and skills to keep you safe before, during, and after home visiting, in what can be tricky and complex environments.

Children, Family and Domestic Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach
Date: 14, 15 August
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mirna Tarabay
Target Group: Anyone who is working directly with children/young people who have experienced domestic violence and have some prior knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and its impacts on children and young people

If you want to feel more confident working with children who have lived through family and domestic violence and ensure that you are working in a way that does not further traumatise the child, then this is the course for you. Explore the window of tolerance, approaches to supporting nervous system arousal, creative and narrative approaches in this experiential workshop.

Grant and Tender Writing
Date: 16 August
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Lane Blume
Target Group: Anyone who wants to write more effective grants, proposals and tenders

Write applications that are focused, easy to read and persuasive; and that meet the needs of the funders. Bring examples that you want to work on.

Beyond Developmental Trauma – What We Know about Changing Brains and Changing Outcomes for Children and Young Adults
Date: 17, 18 August
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Lisa Gardiner
Target Group: Experienced caseworkers and managers working in OOHC or with children and young people with complex needs who have prior knowledge in neurodevelopmental impact of trauma

Explore intervention strategies that target or are linked to different neurological systems, and learn how to embed these strategies through individual case planning into a reparative care environment. Your learning will be based on informed neurodevelopmental theory including a range of models.

Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of the neuro-developmental impact of trauma.

Therapeutics of Trauma Informed Care and Management
Date: 18 August
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Philip Hilder
Target Group: Managers and workers from mental health, counselling, alcohol and other drugs, problem gambling, homelessness and respective welfare sectors

Like cultural competence, the integration of trauma informed care practices are a central requirement for all psychosocial care services. This training aims to address the negative impact and lasting legacy that trauma has on consumers, and covers the principles and practices of trauma informed care for positive recovery.

Staying Current in Child Protection
Date: 18 August
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Terry Georgeson
Target Group: Staff who have previously completed Identify and Respond training, those who are new to NSW and need to learn about NSW legislation, and supervisors of Mandatory Reporters

A refresher for staff who have previously completed the two-day Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk. Also customised for workplaces so staff can reflect and build on their current child protection policies and practice.

Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website to access full details of the training courses we have available for you and your organisation.