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September 2018

Adopting Child Led Practice

September 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - September 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

A child-led approach considers children as the entry point for supporting growth within families who have experienced intergenerational violence.This is through capitalising on the hope children carry for parents in creating a different future. This approach considers that children bring their own voice, their own experience and their own perspective to the challenges of working to address family violence. They have much to teach us about how to effectively work with their families if we are prepared to listen. This…

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Family Violence is a Workplace Issue

September 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This full day training provides guidance and support for workplaces in developing organisational responses to family violence experienced by staff. Participants will be equipped to understand the impact of family violence on individuals and workplaces, recognise and respond to staff who are experiencing family violence, understand the limitations of your role, and develop organisational workplace policies to support staff. Target Audience: This training is for HR professionals, managers, workplace equal opportunity contact officers, and any other staff who have a…

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Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

September 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
DVRCV, 292 Wellington Street
Collingwood, Vic 3066
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This program explains the importance of case notes in day-to-day family violence practice and legal processes. The course includes models for taking case notes, writing style, and content, legal issues, privacy and confidentiality, responding to subpoena, being a witness and writing reports for court. Women's Legal Service is a state-wide community organisation providing free confidential legal advice, assistance and referral for women. Their services include legal advice telephone line, face to face advice & assistance, casework, court support, interpreter assisted…

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Refugee Health: Working with Men

September 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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This one-day workshop addresses the health needs and experiences of men from refugee backgrounds. The workshop will cover: Identifying and instigating appropriate interventions for common refugee health issues in men; Exploration of wellbeing including mental and sexual health issues; Overview of relevant services for men and referral processes; The impact of trauma and the impact of detention and uncertainty for men of asylum seeker background; and Awareness of gender and cross-cultural communication when working with men from refugee backgrounds. Suitable…

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Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS

September 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
MHV, Level 2/22 Horne Street
Elsternwick, VIC 3185
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Psychosocial disability, its impacts and what this means for participants of the NDIS. This one day interactive workshop is designed for NDIA planners and Local Area Coordinators to explore the skills, knowledge and components needed to develop an NDIS plan for participants with a psychosocial disability

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Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists

September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne CBD

Understand how to respond effectively to the trauma experienced by victim survivors, from trainers experienced in family violence and trauma. Essential for workers and supervisors. Gain insight into the impacts and dynamics of trauma for family violence survivors, and learn the practical skills and knowledge that will help you respond more effectively while preserving your own wellbeing. This training has been specifically designed for Family Violence Workers who work in direct service delivery, (or supervise workers who do). Participants will…

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Understanding Guardianship and Administration Orders

September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street
Carlton, Vic 3053
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This education session is aimed at professionals working in health, mental health, community and aged care settings. It will cover information on the protective measures of guardianship and administration and the VCAT process for appointing a guardian or administrator. The role of guardians from the Office of the Public Advocate and consideration of less restrictive options will also be explored. Resources will be provided and there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions Entry is free. Bookings are…

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Give children a bigger voice more of the time: Children’s and young people’s experiences of the family law system

September 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss recent research on young people’s experiences of the family law system and its implications for child-inclusive practice. A recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has highlighted the importance of listening to and supporting children and young people throughout the process of parental separation and their involvement in the family law system. Many children and young people who participated in the study reported a lack of communication from parents and family law services about…

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October 2018

“Intersectionality: What it is and why it matters

October 9, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus, 22 St Georges Road
Preston, VIC 3072
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VAADA has been commissioned to run an AOD Workforce Development and Stakeholder Engagement Project for the North Western Melbourne PHN region, coordinating forums, training, communities of practice and managers networks. Intersectionality explains how an individual may experience multiple types of overlapping discrimination, depending on their age, gender, ethnicity, physical or cognitive ability, class or other characteristics that may place them in a minority group. The link between experiences of discrimination and poor mental and physical health outcomes has been well…

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42nd World Hospital Conference

October 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Bank, Qld 4101
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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health welcomes hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane for the 42nd World Hospital Congress, 10-12 October 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Australia. The World Hospital Congress, under the umbrella of the International Hospital Federation, is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare and hospitals leadership. Through this forum multidisciplinary…

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