ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Stronger Safer Together: Family Support Training - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Families

Event date: 
23 May 2018 to 24 May 2018
Event time: 
ACTCOSS meeting room, 1/6 Gritten Street, Weston ACT 2611

Intensive and Targeted Family Support Training - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Families

Presented by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

The learning objectives of the workshop are for participants to:

  • Strengthen and explore ways of working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families.
  • Build on trusting relationships and partnerships with families.
  • Identify and assess the needs of children and their families.
  • Share effective engagement and case practice strategies.
  • Provide an appropriate mix of practical, therapeutic, educational and advocacy supports.
  • Discuss ways to include families and services more effectively in case planning and decision making.
  • Working effectively with statutory child protection agencies.
  • Explore ways to ensure worker safety, self-care, boundaries and supervision.

Each participant will receive the 'Stronger Safer Together' booklet and workshop materials. The booklet is a reflective practice resource and toolkit for services that provide intensive and targeted support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families while addressing key practice issues and using a place-based approach.

This workshop is designed:

  • For Family Support Workers who are working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families with complex needs.
  • To acknowledge and build on existing strengths that are currently being utilised by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, workers and services.
  • To share learnings from SNAICC research and consultations with other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and services around Australia.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

For this workshop, we would appreciate it if you completed your registration before WEDNESDAY 02 MAY 2018.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Participants must attend both days of the workshop. There will be no admittance to the workshop on the second day if you have not completed the first day. Please register early as places are limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer your place to others on our waiting list. It is ACTCOSS policy to reduce or waive fees for consumer representatives or people experiencing disadvantage; please ask your workshop contact person for assistance. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the workshop will incur a full charge.

This seminar is supported by funding under the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), which is jointly funded by the ACT and Australian Governments, and the Child, Youth and Family Services Program (CYFSP), and ACT Government funded initiative.

Event details
Event cost: 
ACTCOSS Member $760, Non-Member $810, Government/Corporate $860. (Too much for you or your organisation? Please contact us and we will do our best to offer support to participate.)
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Lyn Peacock
02 6202 7200
ACTCOSS meeting room, 1/6 Gritten Street
WestonAustralian Capital Territory 2611