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November 2019

Connecting with Tomorrow. Enhancing Health Literacy, Eliminating Inequity: Using health literacy for health service improvement and community development

November 25 @ 9:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
Swinburne University of Technology, John Street
Hawthorn, Vic 3122
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A three-day intensive masterclass for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services. Using the latest health literacy research and practices, this masterclass will demonstrate how to develop fit-for-purpose interventions to reduce inequities in health service access and engagement. The masterclass will introduce the Ophelia process (OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy and Access), a structured process for identifying and responding to health literacy needs by co-designing locally relevant interventions. Measurement of health…

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Young Women and Family Violence Community of Practice: Body, Self and Intimate Partner Violence

November 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Advised at registration

Do you work with young women who have experienced intimate partner violence? Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) and Youth Support Advocacy Services (YSAS) have partnered to provide an opportunity for workers to meet, share, learn and reflect on their practice with young women who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence. Session Overview: There are many pressures that young women navigate. These pressures can impact how young women view their bodies and form their sense of self. Social…

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Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence

November 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This three and a half hour workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs. This workshop is designed for managers, human resources/people and culture staff, or individuals in family violence contact/support roles and will assist them to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure their employees are safe and supported in the workplace.…

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The Alfred Pain Symposium

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
monash university, 99 Commercial Road
Melbourne, Vic 3004 Australia
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All health professionals are invited to this event – Perioperative pain…when the usual medications aren’t working. Topics covered include: opioid resistance alternatives to full agonist opioids anti neuropathic agents and clonidine ketamine and lignocaine addiction related behaviours addiction medicine regional anaesthesia in acute pain For more information about this event download the flyer or contact Catherine Pound on 03 9903 0321. Registrations close 22nd November

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December 2019

Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum

December 4 @ 9:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm
State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Pre-forum workshop 4th December | Forum 5th - 6th December   In 2019, there’s been an increase in efforts to reduce Indigenous suicide prevention through programs, initiatives, government prioritisation, and resourcing. Yet today, Indigenous Australians still have some of the highest rates of self-harm and suicide in the world, especially among those aged between 5-17. There are continued challenges and sometimes confusion about who and what is being responded to in the suicide prevention sector. Robust conversation and dialogue must be…

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Parent–child play: A mental health promotion strategy for all children

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar Presenters: Sarah Seekamp and Ben Rogers This webinar will discuss how practitioners can use child-led play to assist families to improve parent–child relationships and child mental health.  This webinar is co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds, in a series focusing on children’s mental health.

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