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November 2017

Family Violence + Men’s Alcohol Abuse: The Real Story for Women

November 27, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
WIRE Women’s Information, 372 Spencer Street
West Melbourne,
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WIRE free Seminar for Women series Alcohol may not cause family violence, but it definitely makes things worse. Alcohol misuse is a known risk factor for family violence, resulting in more serious injuries for women survivors Presenter Ingrid Wilson, Research Fellow at Latrobe University and Chair of WIRE will present the lived experience of family violence + alcohol through the voices of of the women interviewed for her PhD. Book now via email support@wire.org.au or call 9348 9416 ext 2.

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APO Forum 2017: Evidence, impact and access to knowledge for policy and practice

November 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Engineers Australia – Victoria Division, Lvl 31, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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A one day forum and networking event, presented by APO, to bring together the network of policy makers, researchers, think tanks, NGOs and industry. The inaugural APO Forum will celebrate 15 years of APO providing free open access to evidence-based policy and practice resources to the Australian community. Topics covered include evidence vs influence in public policy, data, tools and platforms for access and analysis of policy issues, the challenges of policy making and how to improve the system, and new…

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Refugee & Asylum Seeker Experiences

November 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, Vic 3056
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This one day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to working with people from a refugee background, including asylum seekers. Participants will gain knowledge of refugee and asylum seeker experiences and ways of working with this highly vulnerable group. Establishing positive working relationships and maintaining worker resilience in a challenging environment are covered. CONTENT INCLUDES: An overview of some experiences of people who have fl ed wars and oppressive regimes An outline of Australia’s humanitarian program within a global context The Foundation House framework for recovery and how…

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Understanding and responding to AOD issues

November 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Turning Point, 142 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy, Vic 3065 Australia
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Turning Point Eastern Health is offering a one day seminar for health professionals including those in private practice on understanding and responding to alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues in their clinical work. This workshop will provide an introduction to: Effects and harms of alcohol and other commonly abused drugs Prevalence and patterns of AOD use AOD frameworks and models AOD screening and assessment tools Harm reduction strategies AOD treatment options Referral pathways to alcohol and other drug services Turning…

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December 2017

Standard Mental Health First Aid

December 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Mind Australia Limited Central Office, 86-92 Mount Street
Heidelberg, Vic 3084
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Mental Health First Aid can be given to a person who may be developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves itself. This course teaches members of the general public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Participants will receive a 140 page course manual and a certificate upon completion. Course dates and times 9:30…

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Webinar: More than ‘Revenge Pornography’: The Prevalence, Impacts and Available Responses to Image-Based Abuse in Australia

December 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Webinar description Presented by Dr Asher Flynn, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, and Dr Nicola Henry, Associate Professor & Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University. This webinar will provide an overview of the prevalence and impacts of image-based abuse, as well as the current legal and non-legal responses available to those who have experienced image-based abuse in Australia, including advice on having the image removed with or without legal intervention. While…

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Making Space for Women forum

December 5, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Our Making Space for Women forum held during the 16 Days of Activism will continue to deepen the conversation around the representation of women and girls in our community, this time with a focus on addressing sexist advertising. Featuring a panel of expert speakers who will speak on the need to address sexist advertising and how to improve the representation of women and girls: Bec Brideson, Gender Intelligence Expert & Executive Creative Director, Venus  Comms Dr Lauren Gurrieri, RMIT Dr…

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From symbols to systems launch

December 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Koorie Heritage Trust, The Yarra Building, Federation Square
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural security in mainstream organisations Inner North West PCP and The Long Walk are launching a framework prepared to help mainstream health, community and justice service organisations become more accessible, culturally safe and appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Launch Save the Date flyer_Final

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Webinar: Recruitment and selection

December 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Employing the right person is one of the most important things you can do for the success of your business. Recruitment and selection are part of the process for successfully bringing someone into your organisation and maximising the benefits that these people can bring with them. This course addresses how you attract the right applicants and then select the most suitable whilst adhering to relevant legislation requirements. We will give you tips and hints about the process to follow.  

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February 2018

Front of House health staff: Working with people from refugee backgrounds

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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The workshop will focus on the journey and settlement issues for people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds. It will also focus on identification, eligibility and access to health services in Victoria and will include information on language services and health literacy. Content includes: Aspects of refugee journeys and settlement issues for people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds; Eligibility and access to health services in Victoria for people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds; and Communication skills, language services…

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