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Upcoming Workshops

For The record – effective case notes for child and youth work

Recording – particularly making case notes – is essential to effective child and youth work but can be difficult to do well. This highly interactive workshop examines the science and the art of recording in various contexts, with a focus on case notes. Learn how to write well-structured documents which achieve their purpose as tools to help protect and support children and young people. Participants will learn to apply the ‘rules’ for succinct but effective recording, including efficient and useful case notes, assessment notes and action plans, and well-supported practice decisions.

Who should attend?

Government and community agency workers, family support workers, youth workers, foster and kinship care support workers, intervention service workers, Assessment and Service Connect practitioners.

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Workshop Registration $330.00 (AUD)*  

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  • August 20, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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NEW! Eyes Wide Open – assessing risk in family-based care

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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Standard Price $363.00 (AUD)*  

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  • September 17, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tuning In to Acting Out – responding to the behaviours and needs of young people

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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Workshop Registration $330.00 (AUD)*  

* price includes taxes


  • October 22, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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