Child Focused Training – Together4Kids Professional Development

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.

Training coming up

All training held at:
The Institute of Social Relations
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh


Safe Environments for Children and Young People

This workshop is for workers who are required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. It is suitable for anyone that has completed the full course within the last three years. We also offer the refresher training for those who have already completed the training within the last three years HERE.

This workshop focuses on child protection in the context of ‘Through Their Eyes’ and has been developed to assist professionals providing services to children and young people. This training aims to educate staff on how to recognise, report and respond to children or young people who may be at risk of harm.

Monday, 24 February 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm

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Beyond Theory: Responding to children and parents who have experienced trauma

This one-day training was developed specifically for frontline workers in the FDV and Homelessness Sector and will provide an opportunity to practice your trauma informed work with practical examples, using case studies and role-plays.

Participation in this workshop will:
• Build on your skills in talking to parents about the effects of trauma and how trauma is reflected in their children’s behaviour
• Enhance how you notice when parents and children are already taking small actions to modify the effects of trauma and encourage families to strengthen those actions
• Provide you with practical and simple strategies that support parents to remain connected to their children despite the traumatic events
• Support you to respectfully respond to a parent or child who is experiencing distress
• Introduce you to a range of children’s resources that will enhance your support of families.

There is no fee for this workshop developed specifically for Family and Domestic Violence and Homelessness workers.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm (Free for SHS workers)
For details click here to download the flyer or for enquiries, please contact Carolyn Markey on 8245 8190

SHS Workers click here to enrol

Non-SHS Workers click here to enrol


Working with Interpreters

Do you provide services to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds? This course will equip you with practical information about how to engage with interpreters effectively and develop ways to increase support and access for your clients.

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of interpreters and the challenges that interpreters face when working cross culturally. You will be exposed to the sophisticated approach to interpreting while keeping in view both content and context for best client outcomes.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 | 9am – 1pm | Free

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Working Better with Nunga Kids

Working Better with Nunga Kids was developed to instil a deeper understanding of how workers can adapt their thinking and better support Aboriginal (Nunga) children. This training aims to build confidence and understanding for supporting Aboriginal children, to help make a positive difference to families.

Developed by Aboriginal workers, facilitators will share their knowledge and skills to help you develop a culturally appropriate approach to working with Aboriginal children.

Thursday, 14 May 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm

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Conversations at the Kitchen Table

Over two days explore seven reflective parenting conversations that are child focused, intentional, trauma-informed and psycho-educational. To support children to heal from trauma, we need to work with their parents; increasing their knowledge, skill and confidence in their parenting. Learn the art of talking to parents about parenting to assist them to meet their child’s needs.

All participants will receive a Conversations at the Kitchen Table Handbook for guidance and easy reference.

Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday, 17 June 2020 | 9.30am – 4.30pm both days

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Download the latest Professional Development Calendar (PDF) – click HERE








New to the sector?

Other Child Focused training delivered by the Institute

Supervision: Developing Your Reflective Practice
Thursday 28 May | 9.30am – 4.30pm | $210
Click here for more information or to enrol

Attachment Disorder in Adults – Practitioner Skill Development
Friday 19 June | 9.15am – 5.00pm | $220
Click here for more information or to enrol

Funding Acknowledgement

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.


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