Professional Development Calendar
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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
Safe Environments for Children and Young People
Learn how to recognise, report and respond to children or young people who may be at risk of harm, child abuse or neglect in this one-day workshop. This training focuses on child protection in the context of ‘Through Their Eyes’ and has the safety and wellbeing of children at its core. It is designed for professionals or volunteers who are mandatory reporters required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect.
When: Monday, 22 February | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Recognise and Respond to Developmental Delay in Children
This introductory course provides front line workers with knowledge, skills and resources to recognise and respond to child development concerns for families in homelessness services. Co-facilitated by a Together4Kids senior therapeutic worker and Occupational Therapist from The Benevolent Society, this training is for workers who are supporting families in emergency and supported accommodation.
In this interactive half day session you will:
- increase your knowledge of childhood developmental milestones
- learn how to use simple observational checklists
- gain skills to talk to parents about how they can support their child by recommending and providing appropriate play activities and other resources
- provide appropriate referral for children to receive professional assessment and support.
Conversations at the Kitchen Table
Build your skills in the art of talking to parents to support children to heal from trauma by exploring seven reflective parenting conversations over two days. Learn how to have conversations with parents or carers that enable them to focus on the child, build connection and intentionally help them to heal. All participants receive a Conversations at the Kitchen Table handbook for guidance and easy reference.
When: Thursday, 4 & Friday 5 March April | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Beyond Theory: Responding to Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Trauma
This workshop is an opportunity to put theory-into-practice when undertaking trauma-informed work, by using practical examples, case studies and roleplays about responding to children and parents who have experienced trauma. This full-day training is designed for frontline workers in the family and domestic violence and homelessness sectors.
When: Tuesday 16 March | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Working with Interpreters
Learn practical information about how to engage with interpreters effectively when providing services to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and develop ways to increase support and access for your clients.
When: Monday, 12 April | 9.30am –11.30am
Child Focused Supervision on the Run – a Time Efficient Framework for Teams
In a busy child focussed workplace, time reserved for supervision can be unintentionally eroded. Finding time for supervision is important for team wellbeing, information sharing and professional development. In this course, learn to implement a time-efficient supervision framework for teams. It is highly relevant for team leaders and managers seeking more group and interactive supervision.
When: Tuesday, 4 May | 9.30am – 1.00pm
Working Better with Nunga Kids
Working better with Nunga kids instils a deeper understanding of how to adapt your thinking and better support Aboriginal (Nunga) children. It will help build your confidence and understanding of how to support Aboriginal children and make a positive difference to families. This full day course was developed by Aboriginal workers. Facilitators share their knowledge and skills to help you develop a culturally appropriate approach to working with Aboriginal children.
When: Tuesday, 18 May | 9.30am – 4.30pm
The Garden: Train the Facilitator Therapeutic Program
Join ‘The Garden Group Program’ as a facilitator by learning to successfully run these intentional therapeutic child-led programs. The program uses themes and activities to explore the natural environment through art, shared sensory activities, movement, play, relaxation and reflective opportunities. This facilitator training is suitable for professionals working therapeutically with children and caregivers.
When: Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 June | 9.30am – 4.30pm
Safe Environments for Children and Young People Refresher
Refresh your knowledge about how to recognise, report and respond to children or young people who may be at risk of harm, child abuse or neglect in this half day workshop. This training focuses on child protection in the context of ‘Through Their Eyes’ and has the safety and wellbeing of children at its core. It is designed as a refresher for professionals or volunteers who are mandatory reporters required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect.
When: Tuesday, 29 June | 9.30am – 12.30pm
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!
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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.