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

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.

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.

Diploma of Community Services RPL Workshop CHC52015
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.

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.

Accidental Counsellor
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.

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.

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.

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.

Working with Children and Young People Affected by Family and Domestic Violence
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.

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

Joining the Restoration Dots: Connecting Casework to SDM® SARA outcomes to Family Time to Family Action Case Planning
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
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.

Joining the Restoration Dots: Connecting Casework to SDM® SARA outcomes to Family Time to Family Action Case Planning
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.

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.