Free Training March

Illawarra ForumIllawarra Forum have some great *FREE  training opportunities in March.

Availability in some sessions are now limited, bookings asap are advised.

Please note: In order to secure your booking, please print your confirmation ticket and bring it on the day, those that do not bring confirmation maybe asked to attend an alternative session if available.

Attendance Guarantee: A $50 cancellation fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been notified

Thursday 10th March at The Illawarra Forum

1x day -WH&S and Addressing Behaviours of Concern

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Facilitator: Adam Holstein MDS

Course Content:

  1. WH&S Requirements:
    • Identifying hazards
    • Hierarchy of control
    • Emergency Situations
    • Infection control
    • Use of personal protective equipment
    • Importance of near misses
    • Incident reporting
  2. Behaviours of concern:
    • Identifying behaviours of concern and how understanding the client can help our responses to the behaviour
    • How our attitude and self-control mechanisms function
    • Identify stressors and the emotions of clients and its impact on behaviours
    • Ensuring a person centered approach.

Tuesday 15th March at The Illawarra Forum

1x day-Workplace Change, ‘What’s so good about change anyway?’

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Facilitator: Michelle Lindau MDS

Course Content:

  • The basics of Change Management Theory
  • Exploring why change is so hard-Exploring the barriers
  • Getting past the fear, negativity and resistance-do people really ‘hate’ change?
  • Thinking about authorship-empowering others through change
  • How do we ‘invite’ others to the party?
  • How do we communicate change and build cohesion?
  • What has change got to do with continuous improvement?
  • How do we ‘imbed’ change into workplace culture?
  • Making it personal-how does this impact me and what is my response?

Tuesday 22nd March at The Illawarra Forum

1x day-Mentoring (in the Workplace)

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Facilitator Michelle Lindau MDS

Course Content:

  • What is mentoring?
  • The role of the mentor
  • What is needed to be an effective mentor?
  • Benefits of mentoring
  • Types of mentoring
  • How to implement a mentoring program in the workplace.

Tuesday 29th March at Anglicare Nowra 1-4pm | Limited places available!

3 hour information session- Improving Skills in Recognising and responding to the Abuse of Older People

For Frontline Workers

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Facilitator: Mary Ciantar NSW Elder Abuse Hotline and Resource Unit.

Info Session Content:

  • Explore the societal context of elder abuse and the rights of older people
  • Identify elder abuse types and signs
  • Examine the complexity of elder abuse, and barriers to recognising and reporting
  • Understand duty of care and appropriate action to take when elder abuse is disclosed, witnessed or suspected
  • Learn how to respond to reports of alleged abuse
  • Find out where to go for advice and assistance
  • Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance and a comprehensive Resource Pack to take away.

Interagency Alert – 14 Jan 2014

FREE Family Day Out – to Sydney Park

Child Freindly by DesignPlease can you give our day trip a little thought and maybe pass the information on to families that may benefit from this activity. Please only refer families from the 2528 postcode.

Information for the holiday program can be found here; Summer flyer Final

Details of Day Trip are as follows:

FREE Family Day Out – to Sydney Park, sponsored by the Shellharbour Club. Thursday 24th January – Coach Departs from Crew Park at 9.15am.

This family day out will provide children with the opportunity to try out the bike education track as part of the Safe to Roam Project, the park offers lakes and wetlands to walk and ride through, open space to play games, relax and picnic, an inclusive playground with sensory walks and sand play.

This day is a FREE activity and a healthy picnic lunch will be provided. Parents are required to bring morning and afternoon tea, water, hats and sunscreen as well as a picnic blanket. Children bringing their scooter will require a helmet (sorry we do not have the capacity to transport bikes) you may wish to bring sand toys to use in the sand pit.

Sydney park has a kiosk that sells a wide range of refreshments and toilet facilities.

For more information and to book your seat please contact Nikke 0450 896 081

Community Workers Workshop – trauma informed care training

Surviving Child AbuseFriday 22 February 2013 | 9am – 5pm | Wollongong | Click for PDF flyer

This whole day training for community workers provides information and tools to better equip workers in their daily interactions with clients who have experienced trauma, particularly complex trauma as a result of childhood abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences.

Studies show that a large percentage of individuals and families accessing community services are impacted by unresolved trauma. This training alerts workers to the possibility of trauma, informs about its prevalence and impacts, and educates about how to reduce the possibility of re-traumatisation in services.

The training provides the principles of trauma informed care for daily practice. Trauma informed practice has been shown to provide benefits for both workers and clients.

Medina Executive Wollongong | 19 Market Street, Wollongong NSW 2500  | Register Now!

Cost:   $25.00 (discounted from $250 due to government funding)

To find out more about this workshop go to or                  phone 02 8920 3611.

ACSA Community Care Forum

Please see below for a flyer on a ACSA Community Care Forum in Sydney, this is occurring the day before the ADHC Enabling Conference and at the same venue so for anyone who might be interested in some interesting sessions about future directions have a look. NSW Community Care 2013 Rego