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Narrative Approaches to Responding to Families and Young People Affected by Trauma – Practice Based Refresher and Q&A

This refresher course is an opportunity to come and reflect with your peers on your understanding of practicing the narrative concepts which were introduced to you during the introductory training session.

This refresher offers more practice for the techniques learnt, concept overviews and a Q & A session.

You must have already completed the full day ‘Introduction to Narrative Approaches to Responding to Families and Young People Affected by Trauma’ course to register.

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Responding to Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse

In this half day workshop we will aim to develop a foundational understanding of the needs of people when they disclose child sexual abuse (CSA). We will look at the facts and figures associated with CSA in Australia and begin to explore the behaviours and responses that may be present for victims of CSA. We will explore ways in which people might make disclosures, as well as responses that help to lower feelings of shame and guilt. We will aim to equip attendees with tools and approaches to improve confidence and skills in this area.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia.

 

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Child Focused Communities of Practice

Held monthly via Teams, this course is for frontline practitioners who work directly with children and families impacted by homelessness or family domestic violence.

A Community of Practice is defined as: “A group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”.

We acknowledge the hard work frontline staff undertake every day to meet the needs of children and their families. Child Focused Communities of Practice is an opportunity to network, share practice knowledge, ideas, and upskill one another.

Monthly topics vary depending on relevant issues for families and frontline workers, significant events and themes within the sector, and topics requested by frontline workers.

We encourage an environment of kindness, shared learning and growth, and we greatly appreciate the time staff set aside to share in this space with us.

We welcome feedback at t4k@rasa.org.au or 8245 8190.

More information:
Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm

To join: Email t4k@rasa.org.au to request a link

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Building Expertise Together: Workplace Trainer Community of Practice

Designed to cultivate a vibrant Community of Practice for Regional Workplace Trainers, this group will tackle common challenges collaboratively, engage in continuous professional development discussions, and participate in the creation of innovative training practices. Embrace a network of supportive peers, implement peer observation and feedback mechanisms, and reflect on experiences for ongoing improvement. This Community of Practice will provide a platform for trainers to share insights, overcome obstacles, and collectively celebrate successes, fostering a collaborative learning environment that enhances individual and collective training expertise.

Consists of Four (4) monthly 2 hour sessions

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. 

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Introduction to Working with People with Lived Experience

This course provides an introduction to working with individuals with lived experience. It covers understanding lived experience, empathy, effective communication, and the importance of respect and dignity. It aims to provide participants with the necessary skills and understanding to effectively work with and support these individuals.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. 

 

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Digital Literacy

This course equips participants with essential digital skills for learning and working in the community services sector. It covers the definition and significance of digital literacy, basic computer skills, internet basics, communication tools, and software etiquette, and includes a hands-on experience with common tools like emails and teams. Participants will also learn to access and use online resources relevant to community services and navigate an eLearning environment using AISR’s free online training programs.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. 

 

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Introduction to Working with Diverse Clients

This is a full day interactive workshop.

Training Outcomes:

  • To build on existing understanding and knowledge of culture and its impact on practice and clients ’outcomes
  • To enhance understanding of the skills required to creating and sustaining effective and productive work practices

The session is a thought provoking and provides participants with opportunities to:

  • Share experiences and concepts learnt throughout personal and work journey.
  • Learn how competency of working with diversity is not just about good intentions.
  • Absorb some food for thoughts to guide future action.
  • Inspire you to be the change agent no matter what your role is.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia.

 

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Baby Massage for Bonding

Please note: When enrolling, please choose your preferred Term to complete the course. You will be required to complete 100% of the online training to be able to attend the face to face practical day.  The face to face days are schedule for the end of terms 1,2, 3 and 4.


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 a face to face practical day for demonstrations and sharing. If you cannot attend the final face to face day, we can negotiate a flexible solution for an alternative day.

Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia.

Take advantage of our Skills Centres courses while they are fee free: As of July 2024, we will be charging a fee for our courses, so get in quick while they are available at no charge.  

 

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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.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. 

 

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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.

Please note: Skills Centre Training (Port Augusta and Berri) is supported by the Department for Education, Government of South Australia. 

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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