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April 2018

VCOSS Disability Network Forum

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Uniting Church – St Michael’s Hall, 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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How can the Victorian Government improve the lives of Victorians with disability? Following consultations and an earlier forum, VCOSS is now preparing a draft Platform document that sets out ways the Victorian Government can improve the lives of Victorians with disability.  Organisations are invited to participate in a Disability Network Forum on Wednesday 11 April. This is an opportunity for organisations across the state to provide feedback on the draft Platform and help us shape key priorities and actions to…

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April 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Health Issues Centre, Level 1, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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There are hundreds of terms, concepts and guidelines relating to clinical governance that can be overwhelming for consumer representatives aiming to improve the health and safety of Victorians. Health Issues Centre offers a three-hour workshop that will teach consumers, and community and board members the fundamentals of clinical governance from the perspective of consumers engaged in clinical governance committees. The workshop will provide participants with the terminology used in clinical governance and a description of the elements of a clinical…

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Legal education seminar for social workers: Minimising your legal risk

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AASW office, L7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne, Vic 3051
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The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice to assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

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Diversity in Disaster

April 17 @ 8:30 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
MCG, Brunton Avenue
Richmond, Vic 3002
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The Program includes keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from people who have experienced disasters, as well as over 50 international and national emergency management leaders and practitioners, community members and researchers.   Keynote speaker Professor Maureen Fordham from the University College of London and Northumbria University will speak on the importance of building gender awareness to strengthen community resilience. If you're working or volunteering in these areas, this conference is for you. Registration to attend Diversity in Disaster Conference is…

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NWM PHN Region Domestic Family Violence Forum

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Polytechnic, 77 St Georges Road
Preston, 3072
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By Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) VAADA has been commissioned to run an AOD Workforce Development and Stakeholder Engagement Project for the North Western Melbourne PHN region. The domestic family violence forum is a key event of this project, focusing on providing agencies and senior workers with practical and highly relevant skills and knowledge to improve engagement with and responsivity to, domestic family violence. The forum is targeted at service and senior managers, along with experienced and senior practitioners…

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Workshop: Using systems thinking to design your collaboration

April 17 @ 9:30 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne CBD

This workshop will answer questions like: What does it mean to change a system? How are system interventions different from service delivery programmatic ones? And how does your collaboration use systems thinking to develop an effective strategy?

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Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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This two day intensive introduction includes common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences; refugee health and settlement services; and other important services and resources. Content includes: Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeker arrival patterns, within a broader policy context; Exploring issues in working cross culturally; Exploring the Foundation House Framework for Recovery regarding the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions; Overview of relevant services for people from…

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Refugee Health – Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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This two day intensive introduction includes common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences; refugee health and settlement services; and other important services and resources. Content includes: Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeker arrival patterns, within a broader policy context; Exploring issues in working cross culturally; Exploring the Foundation House Framework for Recovery regarding the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions; Overview of relevant services for people…

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Gender Equity in Action Workshop

April 19 @ 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 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 the…

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Course in Consumer Leadership

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Health Issues Centre, Level 1, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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The Course in Consumer Leadership (10163NAT) is a three-day course for consumer representatives, consumer leaders and staff of health services. This foundational course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively and in a range of settings to facilitate and promote consumer engagement with consumers and health service staff. For more information see the course outline or see the detailed course brochure. When will the next course be offered The 2018 course will run on Tuesday 8, 15 and 22…

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