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June 2020

Digital Interventions for Suicide Prevention

June 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hosted by Dr Stephen Carbone, Prevention United Executive Director Digital technologies have a place in suicide prevention, in at least three areas: Lowering suicide ideation at scale using psychological therapies; improving means restriction; and developing better models of prediction. Using research and development projects from the Black Dog Institute and Deakin University, and developed by my colleagues over many years, this webinar identifies what technologies can do, the barriers to innovation, and asks “What is required to fast track technology…

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Will the Road to Recovery Be Paved With Casualties?

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online

A Forum for the whole community to discuss the implications of the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. About this Event Can we kickstart the economy without increasing infection risk? Will those at heightened risk need to double down on isolation? Is it time to roll out personal protection equipment? Now that the government is banking on a strategy of trace, track and treat to control community cluster outbreaks, it is more critical than ever that it engages with those leaders who…

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The case for community-led action and social policy reform in the wake of COVID19

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Hosted by Dr Luke Martin, Prevention United Head of Programs The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant social and economic upheaval. Community strengthening programs have shown benefits in preventing substance misuse and may hold benefits for mental wellbeing. Social & economic policies that soften the impacts from COVID-19 are crucial for prevention. This webinar will explore place-based solutions, and public policies that may help flatten the curve of mental ill-health

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DCA webinar: Domestic and family violence and COVID-19

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

  The number of domestic and family violence victims seeking urgent assistance during the COVID-19 lockdown has increased as many are isolated at home with their perpetrators. While long-term prevention is needed for Australia to combat domestic violence, experts warn that as COVID-19 restrictions ease, there is grave concern that numbers of victims may increase. Now more than ever, governments, workplaces and communities must remain committed to an ongoing and considered approach to prevent violence against women and their children…

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Negotiating Between Health Beliefs

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online

Learn how you can make clients' unspoken cultural beliefs about problems, illesses and service provision visible. About this Event Culture influences how people view problems and illnesses. Culture also impacts how people want to access services and make decisions about problems and illnesses. When cultural beliefs about problems, illesses and service provisionare left hidden, they can create negative outcomes for clients. This webinar highlights Arthur Kleinman's Explanatory Model of Health. Kleinman's framework will help you clarify your clients beliefs about…

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Supporting a whole school approach to respectful relationships education

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Online

The single most important criterion for effective violence prevention and respectful relationships education in schools is taking a whole school approach. Join us for a discussion about the whole school approach to respectful relationships. During this discussion, we will unpack and explore: What a whole school approach is and why it is important. What the successful implementation of a whole of school approach to respectful relationships looks like in practice. The barriers stopping schools from implementing a whole school approach…

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Communities and trauma – with online panel of community members

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online

Description Refugee and asylum seeking experiences tear at the social fabric tying people together. This workshop will explore some of the potential far-reaching impacts of collective trauma for communities in the resettlement context, and potential recovery processes. Practitioners will be introduced to Foundation House’s Trauma Recovery Framework. This workshop will comprise a panel of speakers, including members from refugee backgrounds. Content includes Exploration of concepts such as trans-generational trauma and collective trauma; Foundation House’s Trauma Recovery Framework; Reflections on the collective impact…

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July 2020

Webinar: What does an inclusive recovery look like post COVID-19

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
On line webinar

As restrictions start to ease and the economy responds, it’s timely consider what the workplace of the future will look like and importantly, how we can ensure that the road to recovery is inclusive. This webinar will feature a panel of industry and academic experts and practitioners who will examine these issues . COVID-19 has changed the face of work, perhaps forever. Huge numbers of staff are now working from home and for those that can’t, social distancing has become…

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Language services: collective strength

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online

This workshop looks at an organisational approach to helping clients who have a language barrier. Interpreters, translations and bilingual staff are most effective when complementing each other. Find out about how to build a good organisational language services response. About the Presenter Spase Veljanovski has over 20 years’ experience in access and equity work across mental health, local government and community health. At CEH he is a trainer and project worker in language services, organisational cultural competence and health literacy.

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Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia: Exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous people and work

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

At this webinar we will look at the impact of COVID-19 on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from a health and economic perspective and we will explore the impacts that is having on Indigenous people in their workplaces. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 from a health and economic perspective. Indigenous communities sprang into action to protect themselves from COVID-19 and the federal government set up a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory…

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