Time to Boost Your Skills and Knowledge

Whether you are new to the sector or you have years of experience, CCWT offers a wide range of training topics designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of welfare professionals. Here’s what we’ve got on the menu this September.

Connecting Kin
Date: 11 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Paula Hayden
Target Group: OOHC case workers and managers

Learn the differences between kinship and foster care, and explore new practice frameworks which embed strengths-based, culturally appropriate ways of working with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kinship carers.

Webinar: Employment Issues for Small to Medium NGOs
Date & Time: 11 September at 2pm (90 minutes)
Presenter: Dominic Cudmore
Target Group: CEOs, HR managers and other senior managers of small to medium NGOs

This webinar will assist small to medium NGOs to understand Australia’s employment laws, child protection system, role of the Fair Work Commission and other work-related issues.

New Managers and Coordinators
Date: 12, 13 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: New managers, supervisors, team leaders and coordinators

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.

Protective Behaviours
Date: 12 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Cath Laws
Target Group: Workers in child protection, early intervention, family work and OOHC sectors

In this course you will develop skills to adapt Protective Behaviours to support children and young people to develop communication, networking and safety skills to enhance their personal safety.

Working with Challenging Behaviours through Marte Meo Developmental Method
Date: 13, 14 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Naomi Iliffe
Target Group: OOHC sector employees working with children and young people in care and their birth families

Marte Meo offers a framework for supporting challenging behaviours from a developmental approach. It utilises video footage of client/carer interactions to analyse support needs and looks at ‘problem behaviours’ as an opportunity for development.

Growing Carer Capacity and Building on Strengths
Date: 13 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Keara Byrne & Yola Szybiak
Target Group: Experienced workers conducting assessment and training for new and existing carers as well as workers that have direct contact with carers in a support capacity

Develop strategies to empower carers to be the type of carer they want to be, to support their expertise, build on their strengths to develop their learning, development and capacity.

Personality Disorders
Date: 15 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Philip Hilder
Target Group: New to experienced counsellors/psychologists and mental health workers

Historically the treatment for personality disorders was accepted as arduous and likely to fail. Now, working with personality dynamics is easily understood and readily achievable. This training explores the modern creative and mindful approaches to personality change that makes this achievable.

Life Story Work
Date: 18 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Terry Georgeson
Target Group: OOHC caseworkers, residential care workers and managers

Explore frameworks, develop skills and discover a variety of methods for effective life story work to help children and young people in OOHC develop a positive identity and cohesive narrative about their life.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Introduction
Date: 18 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Roger Dunphy
Target Group: Workers providing counselling and casework services

CBT is an effective psychotherapy for many mental health issues including depression and anxiety. You will be introduced to CBT theory and assisted in applying practical strategies personally and professionally.

Safety Centred Practice in Child Protection – An Introduction
Date: 18, 19 September
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Eleonora De Michele & Catherine Santoro
Target Group: Caseworkers, case managers and support workers working in government and non-government organisations with child protection service delivery responsibilities

Safety Centred Practice is a collaborative, solution-focused approach to enhancing child safety within the context of family. This practical workshop focuses on safety centred engagement, assessment and planning skills.

Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website to find courses that are just right for you or your organisation. For training that is tailored to the needs of your team, contact our In-House department at inhouse@acwa.asn.au. CCWT also offers coaching, mentoring, supervision and other organisational development services.