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November 2018

Advancing Not Retiring: Active Players, A Fair Future 2018 AAG Conference

November 21 @ 9:00 am - November 23 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne CBD

JOIN AUSTRALIA'S LEADING CONFERENCE CONNECTING RESEARCH, POLICY & PRACTICE TO IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE OF AGEING The 2018 AAG Conference " Advancing Not Retiring: Active Players, A Fair Future " to be held in Melbourne from 21st to 23rd November 2018 is the place to hear from leading experts in the field of ageing. This year’s program will include presentations and discussions led by respected researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners.

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Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Based on Victorian research, this training explores how technology is being used to perpetrate family violence and the ways adult survivors and advocates can respond to increase safety and perpetrator accountability. This course covers: Understanding the unique and changing ways technology is being used to exert power and control over women and their children (ie. through Facebook, Twitter, ‘Revenge Porn’ etc) Different types of technology used and the impacts on women and their children Risk Assessment and intake processes Safety…

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FREE TRAINING: Better Care Better ACFI

November 27 @ 9:00 am - November 28 @ 5:00 pm
Cliftons Freshwater, Level 18/2 Southbank Blvd,
Southbank, Vic 3006
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The VHA and the PSRAC Leadership Committee is running five free Better Care Better ACFI training workshops for the public sector residential aged care workforce. Training is designed for nurse managers, educators and other nursing staff, accountable for resident assessment, care planning and ACFI coordination. These workshops will show how new evidence based clinical assessment toolkit can help provide great care for residents and ensure ACFI claims are appropriate, accurate and matched to resident care needs. The training will be…

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Dealing with difficult calls

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
WIRE Women’s Information, 372 Spencer Street
West Melbourne,
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WIRE's final Professional Development Workshop for 2018 is now open for registration. Places are limited, so secure your place by booking today.  Drawing on more than 34 years of service delivery via our Telephone Support Line, WIRE has developed an absolute must-complete workshop for phone-based workers in Not-For Profit organisations in the community and health sectors. The 3.5 hour workshop is ideal for phone intake and response workers, reception and call centre staff who are the first point of contact…

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Attracting Funding and Support for Program Evaluation

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reggio Calabria Club, 476 Brunswick Road
Parkville, Vic 3052
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As governments and other funders increasingly demand to see a return on their investment, the importance of evaluation of projects and programs to improve the wellbeing of children has never been greater. Speakers at this event will outline how to form evaluation partnerships to navigate the changing environment in which all funders (governments, philanthropic and corporate) are demanding more accountability, and more proof that their money is having a real and positive impact on the lives of young Australians. In…

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December 2018

Guardianship & Administration in Victoria

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Werribee Mercy Hospital Learning Precinct Seminar Room, 300-310 Princes Highway
Werribee, Vic 3030
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Guardianship and administration involves the protection of adults whose decision making is impaired as a result of their disability by means of appointing a trusted person to act and make decisions on their behalf. This seminar is aimed at industry professionals in the areas of aged care, hospitals, mental health, allied health and social work fields. The purpose is to provide organisations with an understanding of the role VCAT, OPA and STL hold in providing guardianship and administration services to…

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PVAW Communications Masterclass

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills in crafting and sharing stories that communicate the drivers of violence against women. This workshop take participants through story crafting techniques and principles, key considerations when tailoring PVAW stories to various audiences and ethical storytelling. Participants workshop key messages and craft their own story through individual and group activities. This workshop aims to increase the confidence of participants to develop and tell stories that illuminate the causes of violence…

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Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists – Two Day Intensive

December 12 @ 9:30 am - December 13 @ 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

This training has been specifically designed for Family Violence Workers who work in direct service delivery, (or supervise workers who do). Participants will build on their existing knowledge of family violence practice by identifying how a trauma informed framework can be adapted to enhance responses to victim/survivors in a non-therapeutic setting. Please Note:  Assumed knowledge – it is assumed that participants will have knowledge and/or experience of family violence practice, including the dynamics of power and control, risk assessment, safety…

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Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Advised at registration

This training is open to workers across the northern metropolitan region who are not directly involved in specialist family violence service provision, but who may work with women who are experiencing family violence.  Through this half-day training, participants will increase their understanding and recognition of family violence. They will gain strategies to respond to disclosures and learn about appropriate referrals for women. This training is useful not just for practitioners, but also for managers, HR and reception staff.

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Gender Equity in Action

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Learn the practical skills you need to design, deliver and evaluate gender sensitive programs and services. This activity-based workshop will be your introductory step-by-step guide to performing a gender analysis in practice. The workshop covers: Identifying gendered norms, practices and structures and their impact Approaches to gender inclusive program design Tools and frameworks for conducting a gender analysis How to use real world data to support your work including an introduction to the Women’s Health Atlas Real life scenarios and…

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