Dementia Essentials Courses on Gold Coast

Dementia Essentials courses are being offered on the Gold Coast, with the three-day ‘Provide support to people living with dementia’ course being held over consecutive Tuesdays starting 20 February and Thursdays starting 17 May 2018.

The nationally-accredited course is designed to assist workers supporting people living with dementia. Strategies are explored to assist with good communication, planning and developing appropriate activities and understanding behaviours in people living with dementia.

See the flyers for full details:

Dementia Support FEB

Dementia Support MAY

Dementia Essentials Enrolment Form

Training Alert: Pro-Social Modelling & Collaborative Family Work

Pro-social modelling is an approach to the supervision/case management of involuntary clients which has been shown in numerous research studies to be related to improved outcomes for clients. Social Futures is running 3-day training on 31 July-2 August in Grafton.

Reductions in re-offending by as much as 50 percent have been seen among offenders supervised using pro-social modelling principles. Pro-social modelling represents an interpersonal approach to the supervision/case management of involuntary clients, rather than a specific program.

Check out this exciting new Social Futures training – registrations closing very soon!

Pro-Social Modelling and Collaborative Family Work – Effective Practice Skills (3 days)
July 31 @ 9:00 am – August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Gurehlgam, Cnr Victoria St and Villiers St, Grafton

For more information or to register go to: http://socialfutures.org.au/events/category/nrsdc-training/

 

Upcoming Training: Prosocial Modelling & Collaborative Family Work

Social Futures is planning a professional development workshop on Prosocial Modelling and Collaborative Family Problem Solving: Effective practice with involuntary clients, 31 July-2 August in Grafton.

Pro-social modelling is an approach to the supervision/case management of involuntary clients, which has been shown in numerous research studies to be related to improved outcomes for  clients. In particular, reductions in re-offending by as much as 50 percent have been seen among  offenders supervised using pro-social modeling principles.

Details coming soon!

Standard Mental Health First Aid – 4th Edition (2 days)

June 20 @ 9:00am – June 21 @ 3:30pm, Lismore. The 2-day, 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Target Audience: This course is considered as mandatory training for anyone working in the community services sector, though any interested adult (18 years and over) can attend the 4th Edition Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course.

Course Outline: Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

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Building your Evidence Base (1 day) – Measuring and reporting client outcomes; evaluating your services and projects

May 31 @ 9:15 am – 3:00 pm, Ballina. This workshop will build participants’ understanding around the essential components and stakeholder benefits of evidence based practice and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to measure and report on client outcomes and to design and conduct evaluations of their services, programs and projects.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand and explain the value of evidence based practice in community support provision
  • link evidence based pactice to the person centred, reablement and wellness approach with clients
  • identify and apply four practical techniques to build an evidence base in their obligations
  • identify gaps in evidence based practice within their programs
  • implement strategies to address gaps in evidence based practice.

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Frontline Training – Improving Skills in Recognising and Responding to the Abuse of Older People (3 hours)

May 30 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm. During this training session, participants will explore issues around elder abuse and the rights of older people.

Who is this for? This training session is for anyone working or studying to work in the community services sector including: community and personal care workers, allied health workers, nurses, social housing workers, emergency services workers, family violence workers, case managers, assessment officers, volunteers, and managers.

What will this workshop do? During this training session, participants will:

  • 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

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