Professional Development Calendar
Award winning children’s focused service at Relationships Australia SA, Together4Kids coordinates and delivers professional development courses. Training is subsidised for Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) workers. Non-SHS workers are welcome, space permitting. Cost of training for non-SHS workers is $185 per person, per day.
For further information please contact Together4Kids on (08) 8245 8190.
All training held at:
The Institute of Social Relations
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh
Training coming up
Download a flyer here for all training free for SHS staff, or see and book below.
Supervision: Developing Your Reflective Practice | BOOK HERE
13 August 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm
This workshop will help you explore what it means to be a reflective practitioner and develop your skills to make supervision sessions useful, productive and effective. These skills can assist you in your role of supervisee but can also add to your skills as a supervisor. Prevent stress build up and possible burnout and provide the best possible service to your clients through engaging effectively in supervision.
The Garden: Train the Facilitator | BOOK HERE
2 days | 20 and 21 August 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Learn how to facilitate The Garden Group Program as well as how to apply The Garden Dyad Program. This program was developed especially for FDV and homeless service workers who will be provided with tips and advice on how to run these intentional therapeutic child-led programs successfully. The training includes time to practice the exercises and to familiarise yourself with the sessions.
Safe Environments for Children and Young People | BOOK HERE
27 August 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Safe Environments for Children and Young People Refresher | BOOK HERE
10 September 2020 | 9.30am – 1.00pm
These workshops are for all workers who are required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. The full course (August) is suitable for those who have not completed the full course or refresher in the last three years. September is a refresher course.
Narrative Approaches to Responding to Families and Young People in Crisis | BOOK HERE
8 September 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Narrative approaches supports young people, children and their families to become aware of the preferred stories in their lives in the face of vulnerability, and to take steps toward their hopes and values. This approach embodies the restorative position of ‘being with’ people we consult with, rather than ‘doing to’ people. This interactive workshop will explore the concepts behind narrative therapy, give you time to practice with other students, as well as explore and discuss narrative skills and techniques to apply in your work with young people and children in the sector.
Working Better with Nunga Kids | BOOK HERE
22 October 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Developed by RASA Aboriginal workers, facilitators will share their knowledge and skills to help you develop a culturally appropriate approach to working with Aboriginal children. Working through a trauma lens, participants will develop their understanding that children’s behaviour is communication, and responses to Nunga children and their parents must be therapeutic. Additionally, worker responses must take into account the effects of intergenerational trauma, and support connection and pride in culture.
For all child-focused professional development training, and our other short courses, click here.
Nationally Recognised Qualifications
Gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Cue-Based Infant Massage and Parent-Infant Relationship Education (10282NAT).
Help support sensitive and responsive parent-baby interactions. This nationally accredited training qualifies you to provide parent-infant relationship education to caregivers, utilising cue-based infant massage instruction.
With a focus on infants as leaders and where parent knowledge is valued, this training will support your ability to work alongside families in a variety of settings. Learn strokes and techniques to support healthy reciprocal interactions that help relationships to grow and flourish.
Upon completion of this training you will gain skills to deliver a cue-based infant massage program to groups of parents/caregivers and their infants. You will also gain skills to adapt the program to 1:1 work with a caregiver and their infant.
Course commences 8 September 2020 | Class size strictly limited – click here to read more and book!
New to the sector?
The Child Focused Support Service (Together4Kids) is provided by Relationships Australia South Australia Ltd and funded by the Government of South Australia, Department of Human Services.