Art and Somatic Therapy

Discover how creative expression and body-centred techniques can help you explore, process, and transform emotions, leading to greater well-being and self-discovery.

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Baby Massage for Bonding

This short professional development course aims to develop your skills and knowledge so that you can support parents to notice and respond to their baby’s cues to enhance their nurturing relationship by providing a structured program of infant massage instruction in a group or with individual baby and parent.

Baby Massage for Bonding is based on theories of attachment and attunement, supporting infant mental health, and best-practice. It will add to your professional skills and build on what you are already doing with parents and families with an infant aged in the first thousand days.

This training is suitable for professionals working therapeutically with infants in the first thousand days and their caregivers, including frontline and specialist workers in homelessness and family and domestic violence services, therapeutic children’s workers, reunification, and intensive family support practitioners and those in community early childhood settings.

The course consists of four online topics, support from a course coordinator and an in-person day for demonstrations and sharing.

Please note: When enrolling, please choose your preferred face to face day (option A or B). You will be required to complete 100% of the online training to be able to attend the face to face demonstration and sharing day. 


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Mental Health First Aid

Learn about how you can support others with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) over two full days of training:

  • explore mental health issues and problems that people face in everyday life
  • identify signs and symptoms that suggest a person is developing a mental illness
  • learn how to provide initial support for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid is practical and hands-on, like a first aid course, and is delivered by Accredited MHFA Instructors. Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

Mental health issues affect 1 in 5 Australians, making this Mental Health First Aid course relevant to everyone from individuals to entire workplaces.

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Family Group Conferencing Coordinator Training

Learn how to facilitate Family Group Conferencing for families where concerns have been raised for the wellbeing and safety of a child or young person. This training teaches Coordinators a strengths-based and inclusive approach, assisting families to develop an agreement on how to provide safe, permanent, and stable care arrangements for their child or young person.

The Ngartuitya Family Group Conference (NFGC) Service allocates a Coordinator for all families referred from the Department of Child Protection. NFGC Coordinators focus on empowering families and community members to identify strategies to keep their own children and young people safe within family and kin. Ngartuitya (Nar-choo-wit-cha) is from the Kaurna language and means ‘for the Children’. Kaurna people are the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains region.

Completion of this professional development course is required, to be considered for casual work opportunities as a Coordinator through this state-wide service. There are no other essential criteria for applying to become a Coordinator, besides your commitment to provide a family led decision-making process, which supports families to come together to ensure their child’s safety and promote wellbeing.

This training is a combination of 3 hours self-paced online learning (pre-requisite) and 3 days of face-to-face classroom learning facilitated by Sarah Decrea, Manager Family Led Decision Making at Relationships Australia SA.

For more information about Family Group Conferencing please visit the service page.

This course is aligned to the following two units of competency from the Certificate IV in Community Services:

  • CHCFAM006: Assist families to self-manage contact
  • CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people

At the conclusion of the face-to-face training, students can choose to be formally assessed and awarded with two units of competency upon successful completion. An additional charge of $300 will apply for registration and assessment.

Satisfactory completion of formal assessments will be issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment.

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Responding to Suicide Risk

Build your knowledge, over a full day, on how to effectively and confidently reach out to intervene in a suicidal crisis.

Learn about the ‘why’ of suicide by understanding contemporary evidence-based models of suicidality. Based on established core competencies that mental health professionals use to assess and manage suicide risk, this training includes:

  • current approaches to suicide prevention
  • warning signs
  • risk assessment
  • management of clients who present with suicidality.

You will find out about effective engagement, how to access useful resources, building resilience, and helping to facilitate protective factors for our communities.

Responding to suicide risk training is suitable for workers in any profession.

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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 workshop will:

  • build your skills in talking to parents about the effects of trauma and how trauma is reflected in children’s behaviours
  • provide you with practical and simple strategies that support parents to remain connected to their children, despite traumatic events
  • improve your ability to notice when parents and children are taking small actions to modify the effects of trauma and encourage those actions
  • 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 improve your support of families.

This training is open to all but free for frontline workers in the family and domestic violence and homelessness sectors.

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Child Focused Supervision

Supervision is a reflective space to support your team’s wellbeing and guide practice. This training provides time to focus on the significance of supervision and how it can happen within your team.

Child Focused Supervision is relevant for Team Leaders and Managers providing or wanting to provide more group and dyadic (1 to 1) supervision for your team.

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