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Communities of Practice: Challenges Working with Interstate Agencies (case submission)

May 23, 2024

Communities of Practice aims to improve the lives and outcomes of children and families by creating a space for practitioners to come together and explore difficult practice issues within the Permanency Support Program.

In this Communities of Practice, participants will discuss the challenges that arise from working with out-of-state government agencies, and the complexities of managing professional relationships between carers and agencies in different states.

Coaching: S149-BK and S163

May 21, 2024

This Coaching session aims to improve the lives and outcomes of children and families by creating a space for practitioners to come together and explore difficult practice issues within the Permanency Support Program.

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Participants will discuss how to apply s149-bk of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, how to gather relevant evidence when assessing risk, and how to approach difficult conversations when information levels change.

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Participants will discuss how to make the information shared under section 163 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 meaningful for the important people in a child’s life.

 

Communities of Practice: Challenges in Restoration (case submission)

April 26, 2024

Communities of Practice aims to improve the lives and outcomes of children and families by creating a space for practitioners to come together and explore difficult practice issues within the Permanency Support Program.

In this Communities of Practice, participants will discuss the challenges that come from supporting parents and children through the restoration process, and how to navigate conversations about restoration with children, carers, and parents.

Communities of Practice: Working with Men who use Violence

December 7, 2023

Communities of Practice aims to improve the lives and outcomes of children and families by creating a space for practitioners to come together and explore difficult practice issues within the Permanency Support Program.

In this Communities of Practice, participants will discuss the challenges when working with men who use violence, including identifying family violence, keeping yourself and the family you’re working with safe and the impact of language.

Online Training: Family Action Plan for Change (FAP-C)

July 6, 2023

Family Action Plan for Change (FAP-C)

A quality FAP-C is critical in preservation & restoration casework.  In this session, Practitioners are given the opportunity to practice what they have learned by having a crack at writing some content for a FAP-C based on a case study.  This session covers:

  • the purpose of a FAP-C
  • building adult capabilities
  • participation
  • the road map of change (storytelling)
  • simplifying complexity
  • the role of hope
  • working with Aboriginal families.

F2F Training: Leaving Care

June 15, 2023

In this interactive session, we explore the casework practice in the leaving care space.  A great session that covers the basics and provides more advanced content all in one.  The session includes;

  • Why leaving care planning and support is so important
  • Insights from experienced practitioners
  • The importance of relationships
  • Tips, tricks and resources
  • Financials, victims of crime, driving, pets and much more

F2F Training: Family Finding

May 31, 2023

This F2F session is for all PSP Casework Staff and Leaders.

The session will provide a more detailed, intimate reflective practice space about the challenges you experience around family finding. The PSP Learning Hub coaching is based on the GROW model.

Coaching is a trained and practiced skill that assists you to reflect on your practice with set goals to reach changes in your day-to-day work that is in line with organizational objectives to increase your knowledge, understanding, and skills in working with children, young people, and families.

Coaching: Affidavit Writing in PSP

May 25, 2023

Training Overview

PSP Service Providers play a very important role in helping ensure that the Children’s Court has the best evidence to make the decisions about children and young people subject of care proceedings. The training, run by an Accredited Specialist in Children’s Law aims to:

  • provide knowledge and skills to prepare affidavits in Children’s Court care proceedings
  • explores the purpose and content of affidavits, and their role in care proceedings
  • provides participants with the opportunity to draft an affidavit based on a case study and receive feedback.

Online Training: Affidavit Writing in PSP

May 25, 2023

Training Overview

PSP Service Providers play a very important role in helping ensure that the Children’s Court has the best evidence to make the decisions about children and young people subject of care proceedings. The training, run by an Accredited Specialist in Children’s Law aims to:

  • provide knowledge and skills to prepare affidavits in Children’s Court care proceedings
  • explores the purpose and content of affidavits, and their role in care proceedings
  • provides participants with the opportunity to draft an affidavit based on a case study and receive feedback.

Coaching: PSP Time Strategies: Building Permanency Pathways

January 3, 2023

Time Management in PSP:

This training provides PSP casework staff and leaders with tips, tricks, and hacks to get the most out of their time. The training explores:

  • how technology can work to make you as efficient as possible
  • how to work smarter, not harder
  • how modifying techniques, systems, and approaches can carve out more time to spend with children and families