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November 2018

The Australian Loneliness Dialogue

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marriott Hotel, Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Friends for Good presents the first national conference on loneliness in Australia. With Breaking Down the Stigma of a Hidden Suffering as its theme, this event aims to understand loneliness in our communities, raise the profile of this issue and to develop recommendations for actions required by government, policy makers and practitioners. Four workshops will focus on modern friendships, technology, seniors and international students, and guest speakers include: Susan Alberti AC, Ryan Hubbard, Robin Parkin, Dr Michael Cowling, Laura Rouhan - with many more…

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Should I Say Something

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eating Disorders Victoria, Level 2, Cnr Lulie and Abbot Streets
Abbotsford, Vic 3067
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Should I Say Something? is an interactive educational program designed to increase mental health literacy and helping behaviours in community members in contact with those developing or experiencing an eating disorder. It is an introductory level workshop for people who do not have professional expertise in eating disorders but who work with those at risk. Cost: $75- Morning tea and workshop materials provided

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Leading others through change

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
VICSERV, Level 2/22 Horne Street
Elsternwick, 3185
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This one day program helps team leaders, supervisors and managers lead their staff through times of change, with practical insights into what staff will experience and the support and skills they will need to effectively navigate the change process. Aims At completion of this workshop, learners will be able to: Recognise and provide the skills needed to enable their staff to deal with change. Have a range of tools to help staff in times of transition. Understand the nature of…

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Melbourne Disability Expo

November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 3:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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The Melbourne Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Event on the 2018 Calendar. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now rolled out or being rolled out progressively across most of Victoria metro and regional areas. This means thousands of residents with disabilities from the greater Melbourne region have gained greater control over their lives and will be on the lookout for the most suitable services in their local area to meet their individual needs. The Expo will…

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2018 Not-For-Profit People Conference

November 19 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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The Not-For-Profit People Conference is Australia’s biggest event focused on how to attract, manage, train and retain the best people for the NFP sector. Over two days, 500 NFP professionals – including HR professionals, senior leaders, managers, board members, volunteer managers and CEOs – will explore the NFP sector’s most pressing people issues.

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International Domestic Violence and Health Conference: Sustainable Change in the Health Sector

November 20 @ 8:30 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, vic 3000 Australia
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This event is hosted by the Centre of Research Excellence to promote Safer Families. The conference will focus on early intervention for domestic violence in health settings. It will include the following themes: early intervention in the health sector for the whole family dynamics and complexity of abuse and resilience culture, kinship and connection pathways for listening and responding to children, young people and their families. Whether you are a practitioner, survivor, carer, researcher, student, policy maker, community leader, manager or advocate:…

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Unpacking Resistance

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

If you’re doing gender equality or primary prevention work, it’s likely that you’ve come across backlash and resistance. This one-day workshop for practitioners will give you effective, evidence-based tools and strategies to respond to resistance. Topics covered include: Background and evidence about backlash and resistance in the prevention sector. Understanding different forms of resistance. Resistance responses and how to minimise their impact and address their underlying causes. Framing effective strategies to manage resistance for programs and organisations. Managing how resistance…

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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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