New CCWT Workshops Arriving in May

This year CCWT is introducing a number of new exciting workshops for professionals in the community sector. Some of the titles that cannot be missed are coming up on the calendar shortly. These include: Successful Restorations, Understanding the Transgender Person in a Welfare Setting, National Disability Insurance Scheme for Non-Disability Workers, Working in Partnership with Aboriginal Agencies and many more.

We’ve got something for everyone, so make sure to check out our website. Alternatively, if you would like a training tailored to the needs of your team, contact our In-House department at

Upcoming CCWT workshops in May

Trauma Informed Behaviour Support for Kids
Date: 15, 16 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Damon Williams
Target Group: Anyone working in the field of supporting children with high needs

Learn how to use positive behaviour support strategies with children and young people with challenging behaviours and high support needs.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Non-Disability Workers
Date: 17 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Libby Ellis
Target Group: Workers who do not work in the disability sector but who may be meeting and working with people who could be eligible for NDIS funding

Could the NDIS benefit those you work with, including people with mental illness? This workshop gives you a complete break down of the Scheme, who can access it and how.

Advanced Applications in Narrative Therapy #1: Externalising Problems and Developing Preferred Identities
Date: 17 May 2017
Venue: Sydney (Salvation Army)
Presenter: Adrian Van Den Bok
Target Group: Workers providing counselling services who have some familiarity with Narrative Therapy. It is recommended but not a prerequisite to have attended Narrative Therapy Advanced Applications Part 1 before registering in Part 2.

This workshop will explore the social construction of identity, help participants gain skills in the nuances of externalising practice and relational language, and work with multiple identities, positioning theory and power relations.

Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field
Date: 18, 19 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Tracey Greenberg
Target Group: Workers who are new to the AOD field, also people working in all services who have clients with alcohol and/or other drug problems

Acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work with clients who use and misuse alcohol and/or other drugs. Learn practical strategies to support you working in this often challenging field.

Trauma Informed Practice in Out-of-Home Care
Date: 18, 19 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Laura Luchi
Target Group: Case workers, counsellors and case managers who are working directly with children and their carers

Enhance your understanding and practical skills when working with children who have experienced trauma and are in out-of-home care. The holistic model of service delivery that you will learn about is based on trauma informed practice principles.

Engaging with Families: Using Questions as an Intervention – Appreciative Inquiry and Solution-Focused Questions
Date: 22, 23 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Eleonora De Michele & Catherine Santoro
Target Group: Case workers, case managers and support workers working in government and non-government organisations with child protection service delivery responsibilities

Both the solution-focused questioning approach and appreciative inquiry assume that individuals, families and organisations can bring about and maintain the changes they desire. Questions are an intervention and with our questions we make the world!

The Power to Change
Date: 22 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Philip Hilder
Target Group: Open to all managers, counsellors and casework staff

The power to change explores both the worker’s and client’s impact on the counselling and change process. Working with mindfulness of the power dynamics helps workers to harness their role, personal and communicative power for efficient and positive change.

Webinar: Co-case Management
Date & Time: 22 May 2017 at 2pm (90 minutes)
Presenter: Grace Leotta
Target Group: Case managers with at least two years experience in case management

Explore what is involved and what to negotiate in co/joint case management with a worker/s from other agencies to confidently provide coordinated support.

Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children
Date: 23 May 2017
Venue: Canberra
Presenter: Mirna Tarabay
Target Group: Professionals that work with families, children or young people who are seeking a comprehensive introduction to understanding the impacts of family and domestic violence on children

Learn about the implications of living in domestic violence for children’s development and their physical and mental wellbeing, and explore strategies to support children who have experienced domestic violence.

Working in Partnership with Aboriginal Agencies
Date: 23 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Paul Callaghan
Target Group: Non-Aboriginal organisations delivering services to Aboriginal clients – frontline workers and managers

This workshop provides participants with cultural, business and practical insights on identifying and executing effective partnerships with Aboriginal agencies that will improve business sustainability, service delivery and the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

Understanding the Transgender Person in a Welfare Setting
Date: 24 May 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Elizabeth Ceismann (The Gender Centre)
Target Group: Open to all workers in the community sector

An introduction to transgender people as an emergent diversity. The course looks at understanding transgender diversity, dispelling myths, explaining interventions and providing up-to-date better practice frameworks for inclusivity.

Difficult Conversations with Resistant Parents
Date: 25, 26 May & 4 July 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mary Jo McVeigh
Target Group: Professionals working in the child protection, early intervention or family relationship fields

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.

Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website to find courses that are just right for you or your organisation.