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November 2018

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

Webinar: Financial Reporting for NFPs

December 4 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
On line webinar

Overview: The end of the year is approaching so it’s the perfect time to make sure you understand your organisation’s obligations around keeping records and reporting on financial performance. You'll gain an overview of your obligations and useful tools and tips to help you manage your organisation’s financial reporting requirements. Andrew Archer, Partner - Audit & Assurance at Grant Thornton will be joining our Not-for-profit Law lawyer Geraldine Menere for the session to share his valuable insights on this topic.…

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Measuring Health Outcomes

December 5 @ 9:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm
Bayview Eden Melbourne, 6 Queens Road
Melbourne, 3004
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Overview Improving health outcome measurement through innovation and engagement. When implementing health programs, there has been a shift in focus from measuring the output to measuring the outcomes. This presents a particularly complicated challenge for program providers who must identify and measure outcomes across a variety of programs. To make this process as effective as possible we need to ensure that we can develop measurement systems that are efficient and uncomplicated so that programs can be managed sustainably. The Measuring…

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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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Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

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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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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Engaging children as partners in practice to support their mental health and wellbeing

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On line webinar

This webinar will discuss practices that can contribute to practitioners creating genuine partnerships with children and their families. Enabling children to have a genuine voice in decisions affecting their lives is a challenge faced by practitioners across a broad range of sectors. Yet it is a practice that significantly contributes to child safety and to useful early intervention and prevention approaches to support the mental health and wellbeing of children. For practitioners, issues in adopting this practice can include: confidence…

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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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