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March 2020

National Early Years Summit 2020

March 11, 2020 @ 8:30 am - March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Albert Park Melbourne, + Google Map

All children in Australia deserve the opportunity to reach their potential and thrive, to live lives that are happy, in which they can fully participate, and positively contribute to our community. For a variety of reasons beyond the control of children and their families, too many miss out on realising their potential. We know that the best time to help a child reach their potential is in their first 1000 days. The need for us to do more in this…

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Mental Health across the Lifespan Conference 2020: Towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system

March 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - March 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Road
Albert Park, Vic 3004
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About this Event Mental Health Victoria is proud to present its annual conference, where leaders and innovators across the mental health and related sectors come to meet, share, inspire and network. The 2020 Conference will explore ways to transform mental healthcare and suicide prevention across the lifespan. Individual streams will explore life stages in detail while keynote presentations and panels will look across the sector to the broader reforms required. A range of voices and perspectives will be embedded across…

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April 2020

PreventX 2020

April 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
RMIT University Storey Hall, 336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000
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PreventX 2020 is DVRCV’s annual conference for the primary prevention of violence against women and family violence, bringing together the best minds to tackle the biggest challenges facing the Victorian prevention sector. Join over 200 prevention practitioners from across Victoria at PreventX 2020 to multiply(X) your impact through the e(X)change of ideas and through making connec(X)tions! Why should you attend? Hear from an outstanding line-up of sector leaders and content experts Learn about the exciting and innovative prevention work happening…

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UN Australia: Sustainable Partnerships 2020

April 15, 2020 @ 8:30 am - April 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunston Ave
Richmond, Vic 3002
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On 15 and 16 April, 2020, the UN Association of Australia will bring together civil society, governments, business and the UN under the theme of building sustainable partnerships. This will be an outcome-oriented gathering guided by Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals but designed to encompass all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum is ideally timed as it aligns with the beginning of the second trimester of the UN’s 15-year agenda to transform the world through…

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June 2020

Webinar on Diversity fatigue: What it is and how D&I practitioners can counter it

June 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This Diversity Leadership Program event explores the phenomenon of diversity fatigue and how D&I practitioners can counter it. For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations. Most D&I practitioners know that creating diverse and inclusive workplaces takes time and effort. But how do you respond to people who are frustrated that change is slow, or who think that D&I has already been ‘fixed’ or is no longer a priority,…

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COVID-19 Community Services Digital Forum

June 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Victorian Council for Social Service and the Department of Health and Human Services are now running monthly digital forums about the ongoing community sector response to COVID-19. These will be held on the first Thursday of each month. The next forum will be 1pm on Thursday June 4th. We are asking you to submit your questions by COB Monday June 1st to ensure all questions are answered, and none are missed. It is important you register so we can…

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How to build organisational resilience while answering the community’s call

June 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this 60-minute online seminar to learn how to effectively engage and support your clients during times of isolation. Like many other sectors, community transport has been impacted by COVID-19 from a client, staff and volunteer perspective. Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) has successfully rolled out a Community Wellbeing Calling program that has been achieving media coverage, community support and outstanding results. With social and group transport services grounded due to social distancing rules, the team at BCCT have developed a…

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MARAM Collaborative Practice Training is now available online

June 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - June 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

This training is open to any professional in the northern metropolitan region who responds to family violence. Explore how to use the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management framework to contribute to risk assessment and collaborate for ongoing risk management through respectful and sensitive engagement with victim survivors, information sharing, referral and secondary consultation. This is not risk assessment training, but forms an integral component of the MARAM suite of training for professionals responding to family violence. Before attending, all participants are required…

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Understanding and working with suicidality

June 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop will cover a range of complex factors workers must consider when engaging with ‘at risk’ clients from refugee backgrounds.Recognising the complex and diverse circumstances facing people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, this workshop will explore a range of considerations and responses the practitioner requires to understand and effectively support people from refugee backgrounds who are at risk of suicide and self-harm. Content includes The global and local context of suicidality across communities from refugee backgrounds; Reflecting on…

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Communicating healthcare for young men through digital technology Conference

June 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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What is HYMTech? HYMTech is Australia’s only conference specialising in using digital technology to get young men to change their health behaviours. Bringing together local and international experts in the latest digital communications and behaviour change, HYMTech is a 3-day conference that will address the key issues surrounding young men and healthcare, and provide effective, actionable and measureable solutions. Held in Melbourne, from 14-16 June 2020, HYMTech invites you to share and learn how to extend the reach and impact…

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