Upcoming CCWT Events

June at CCWT is packed with amazing workshops that offer expertise, knowledge and skills on topics relating to a range of areas in the community sector. We’ve got workshops targeted for professionals in child protection, family and early intervention, youth workers, out-of-home care workers, counsellors and therapists, admin workers, managers and more. In a nutshell, we’ve got something for everyone!

Visit our website to find the right workshop for you and your organisation. Alternatively, if you’re looking for training solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of your team, contact our In-House department at inhouse@acwa.asn.au.

Here’s a taste of what’s coming in June:

Men and Family Violence: Engaging Men to Take Responsibility for Using Violence
Date: 6, 7 June 2017
Venue: Moruya
Presenter: Eric Hudson
Target Group: Case workers and counsellors who are working with men who use violence in the home

This safe and informative practice-based workshop explores the issue of working with men who use violence in the home. This course is both theory and skills based, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss issues in relation to their work with men, observe a senior practitioner and practice their own skills.

Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Date: 7, 8 June 2017
Venue: Coffs Harbour
Presenter: Gillian Brannigan
Target Group: Open

In this participative and practical workshop build skills, confidence and frameworks to respond effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to self-care.

Evaluating Projects, Programs and Services
Date: 7 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Lane Blume
Target Group: Open

Learn practical tools and skills to evaluate your services, programs and projects to ensure that what you are doing is making a difference for clients and communities.

Managing Aggressive and Violent Behaviour
Date: 7, 8 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Martin Unger
Target Group: Open

Predict, assess and defuse clients’ aggressive and violent behaviour. You will also gain skills to make your workplace safer.

OOHC Development Centre – Foster Care Case Workers
Date: 8, 9 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Terry Georgeson
Target Group: Foster care case workers at all levels of experience

At the OOHC Development Centre your skills will be recognised and you will receive an Individual Development Plan to guide your future work related learning.

Navigating Professional and Personal Boundaries in Community Services
Date: 9 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Debbie Deasy
Target Group: All workers who are in direct contact with clients including psychologists, social workers, case workers and counsellors

Navigating healthy boundaries with clients can be tricky at times. Join us to explore professional and personal boundaries in more detail. See how this can increase your overall wellbeing.
Islands of Safety – Structured Program Focusing on Violence Prevention and Recovery
Date: 13 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Deidre Ikin
Target Group: Workers in early intervention, child protection, family support, domestic violence services, Brighter Futures and other services addressing family violence, child abuse or neglect

Islands of Safety is a structured program focusing on violence prevention and recovery. The safety of women and children is addressed through collective response-based practice.

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence
Date: 13 June 2017
Venue: Sydney (Salvation Army)
Presenter: Donna Bevan
Target Group: Open

All of us working in the social welfare, children’s, AOD, health and education sectors need to be able to identify and screen for DV, understand the dynamics, the potential impacts, and be able to utilise good practice and safe responses.

Everyday Play Skills and Attachment Rich Experiences for Use in Foster Care
Date: 13 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Brenda New
Target Group: Psychologists, counsellors

Develop practical play and attachment therapy techniques for use with children in OOHC and learn methods of establishing these evidence-based skills independently within foster families.

Managing Challenging Behaviours
Date: 14 June 2017
Venue: Canberra
Presenter: Saul Nightingale
Target Group: Workers who are managing challenging behaviours of clients and co-workers

Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers and clients in this practical, participative and reflective workshop that maximises self-awareness and clearly defined strategies.

Therapeutic Parenting: Developing Safe & Nurturing Carer-Child Relationships
Date: 14 June 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Erin Holloway (The Lighthouse Institute)
Target Group: Carers, adoptive/foster parents, OOHC workers and professionals who work with young people

This session will look at the core theoretical underpinnings of therapeutic parenting approaches, the meaning behind challenging behaviours, and will provide participants with practical parenting strategies.

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