Holding the Space – Effective supervision for supervisors (Online workshop)

Supervisors in the area of child, youth and family welfare commonly learn how to supervise solely through ‘on the job’ experience. Their main source of knowledge may be their own experiences of being supervised. This interactive one-day workshop helps supervisors in child and family welfare and youth services to understand supervision as a specific area of practice and to develop their practice skills in this area.  Participants consider contemporary thinking and knowledge around supervision frameworks and models and are supported to use this in developing their supervision practice approach.

Who should attend?

Government and community agency workers currently supervising staff, new supervisors and workers interested in taking on a supervisory role.

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Workshop Registration $330.00 (AUD)*  

* price includes taxes


  • Session 1
    3 hour online Zoom session
    August 24, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm
  • Session 2
    3 hour online Zoom session
    August 25, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm

Making the Invisible…Visible: Shining a light on child sexual abuse in family-based care (Online workshop)

If you work in out-of-home care or statutory child protection, this is a workshop that you cannot afford to miss! The Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was a significant process that led to the unearthing of key learnings about how to protect children from sexual abuse in institutions. The Commission established that the out-of-home care system is a high-risk Institution for child sexual abuse. To protect children in care from sexual abuse practitioners need to be knowledgeable about the dynamics of sexual offending as well as being able to assess the risks of sexual abuse across 4 key dimensions; and then implement safety strategies across the 4 domains of safety. The safety of children in out-of-home care is the responsibility of all professionals involved in a child’s life. Practitioners need to know what they are looking for and must have an openness to seeing it.

In this workshop you will learn about the dynamics of child sexual offending, the 3 typologies of offenders, the process of child grooming and the 4 dimensions of risk and safety in child sexual abuse in Institutions. Practitioners will walk away from this workshop feeling empowered about how to strengthen the safety of children in the out-of-home care context.

Who should attend: Foster and Kinship Care Support Workers, Out-of-home Care workers, Specialist OOHC workers, Residential Youth Workers, Statutory Child Protection Workers, Team Leaders and any professional connected to the Out-of-Home context.

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  • Session One
    May 10, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm
  • Session Two
    May 11, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm

Tuning In to Acting Out – responding to the behaviours and needs of young people (Online workshop)

This advanced workshop assumes that participants have a working knowledge of the impacts of disrupted attachment, trauma and loss upon young people in care or disengaged from family. We know that these issues underpin the often challenging behaviour of these young people. But how best to respond? This workshop takes a very practical approach to applying this theoretical knowledge in everyday work with troubled young people. It considers effective behaviour guidance, staying safe when behaviour is extreme, and responding to behavioural crises in ways which apply the evidence about ‘what works’ in addressing the underlying causes of the behaviour.

Who should attend?

Experienced workers in both government and community services working with young people, including youth workers, direct care workers in residential services for young people, statutory child protection and juvenile justice workers.

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  • Session 1
    June 8, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm
  • Session 2
    June 9, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm

Eyes Wide Open – assessing risk in family-based care (Online workshop)

There are no risk-free decisions in child protection placement work. Foster and kinship care offers a protective strategy to keep children safe, but it comes with inherent risks (and benefits). This workshop offers Foster and Kinship Care Support Workers the opportunity to clarify and develop their risk-assessment framework to ensure that they are tuned in to both the structural and inherent risks in foster care, as well as the individual risk profiles of the child and carer themselves. Identifying risks and strengths allows FKC Workers to work purposefully in supporting foster and kinship carers. This in turn will support placement stability and continuity and better outcomes for children in placement.

Who should attend?

Foster and Kinship Care Support Workers in government and community agencies.

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  • Session One
    March 22, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm
  • Session Two
    March 23, 2022
    9:20 am - 12:45 pm

First-Up – client response training for administration staff

Administration workers are often the first persons with whom a client or potential client of your agency will have contact. When that initial contact is by an upset, highly anxious or angry client, it is not easy to find the right response. This workshop equips and supports administration workers in their role of providing ‘first-up’ responses to clients and members of the public who present in person at reception or over the phone. We consider how to interact calmly and safely with people who are presenting in a state of crisis or affected by alcohol or drugs, including how to convey empathy while encouraging the client to contain their anger or upset or behaviour. A workshop for all admin workers who may be ‘first-up’ in responding helpfully in difficult situations or helping to de-escalate potential crises.

Who should attend?

Administration workers in human service agencies who have direct ‘front counter’ or telephone contact with clients and members of the public.

Details Price Qty
Workshop Registration $350.00 (AUD)*  

* price includes taxes


  • First Up
    October 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm