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Tuesday 30th August. FACSIAR Lunch and Learn webinar: Foster and relative/kinship carers: insights and best practice to improve well-being and meet service and support needs

August 3, 2022

FACSIAR would like to invite you to join their Lunch and Learn webinar: Foster and relative/kinship carers: insights and best practice to improve well-being and meet service and support needs on Tuesday 30 August 2022 12-1:00pm AEST, online via Ms Teams.

The psychological well-being and resilience of carers has implications for the well-being and outcomes of children and young people in their care. This FACSIAR Lunch and Learn webinar will provide insights into carers of children in OOHC, how to best support them and how to create positive caring experiences.

Find out more information about the webinar and register here.

OOHC Health Pathway – eLearning

July 15, 2022

This free online course has been developed for Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and NGO practitioners, including caseworkers to help them implement the OOHC Health Pathway. The course has been developed by DCJ in consultation with NSW Health. 

At the end of course, you will be able to:

– Understand why improving health outcomes for children in care is important.

– Identify and describe the key steps in the OOHC Health Pathway, who is responsible for undertaking them and by when.

– Identify your local district OOHC Health Coordinator and describe how to work with them.

– Identify what needs to be included when completing an OOHC Health Referral Form.

– Identify the steps that should be undertaken to implement a Health Management Plan in conjunction with key stakeholders.

– Identify the steps that need to be undertaken to ensure that the child or young person’s Health Management Plan is reviewed in accordance with the required schedule.

Click here to enrol

OOHC Education Pathway – eLearning

July 15, 2022

This free online course has been developed for Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and NGO practitioners, including caseworkers to help them implement the OOHC Education Pathway Program. The course has been developed by the DCJ in consultation with NSW Education.  

Click here to enrol

At the end of course, you will be able to:

– Understand why improving health outcomes for children in care is important.

– Identify and describe the key steps in the OOHC Health Pathway, who is responsible for undertaking them and by when.

– Identify your local district OOHC Health Coordinator and describe how to work with them.

– Identify what needs to be included when completing an OOHC Health Referral Form.

– Identify the steps that should be undertaken to implement a Health Management Plan in conjunction with key stakeholders.

– Identify the steps that need to be undertaken to ensure that the child or young person’s Health Management Plan is reviewed in accordance with the required schedule.

 

Australian Childhood Foundation

October 7, 2020

The Australian Childhood Foundation translates the evolving body of knowledge about the neuroscience of trauma, attachment, and development into training and practical ways to support vulnerable children, young people and families.

Centre for Community Welfare Training (ACWA/CCWT)

October 7, 2020

The Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) provides training for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW, in particular those working with vulnerable children, young people and families. CCWT is the training arm of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA).

Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care

October 7, 2020

The Centre provides specific training to support the implementation of the Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) System in NSW. The training is for ITC practitioners and covers themes relevant to how to care and support young people living in the ITC system and other therapeutic care environments.

DCJ LINKS Training and Support

October 7, 2020

Department of Community and Justice (DCJ) LINKS supports children, carers and out-of-home-care professionals with training, resources and multidisciplinary services

How to Build Enduring Connections for Children in Care

November 9, 2020

This webinar on family time for children in out-of-home care is  hosted by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), Family and Community Services Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR) and the Office of the Senior Practitioner (OSP).

The webinar will draw on exciting new research, practice expertise and the voices of young people, family and carers to explore how to make the time children spend with family meaningful and foster connections with kin, family and community to create life-long enduring relationships.