Understanding and Responding to Trauma and Attachment in Young People

CASPA will host a workshop in Lismore on 24 October conducted by Trent Saville of Complex Care, providing a range of practical tools and strategies for understand and responding to traumatised children and young people.

The Trauma and Attachment training aims to provide carers and staff with an in depth understanding of:

  • How a child’s exposure to complex trauma and poor attachment relationships impacts on different areas of their functioning.
  • How to respond to challenging behaviours in a therapeutic way that assists children to heal from previous trauma & neglect and form positive relationships with their carers and supports.

Workshop details:

  • 24 October 2018 
  • 9am – 4pm at Gordon Pavilion Oakes Oval, Lismore
  • $100 + booking fee via Eventbrite

The workshop is free for accredited foster carers from any organisation. Other professionals have a heavily discounted price of $100 + booking fee. Please try to ride share as there are limited car spaces available at the training venue.

Booking can be made through Eventbrite or by following the Training link on the CASPA website at www.caspa.asn.au


Post expires at 11:42am on Wednesday October 24th, 2018

Strengths-Based Approaches to Difficult Conversations

Have you ever found yourself lost for words? Not knowing how to begin a potentially difficult conversation in which emotions could escalate? Lighthouse Resources is running a two-day course on Strengths-Based Approaches to Difficult Conversations, 8-9 November in Runcorn, Qld.

In human services work there is a diversity of moments in which we need to engage in difficult conversations. These conversations may be with clients, colleagues, staff, supervisors, supervisees or other stakeholders.

This workshop offers the opportunity to gain insight into a range of strengths-based approaches that could open the door to working partnerships despite challenging circumstances. Strengths-based principles will be unpacked to act as a guide to respectful and collaborative processes. Key strengths-based informed skills will be offered to scaffold participant’s conversational pathways. The workshop will offer a playful environment to experiment and have-a-go at the skills demonstrated throughout the day.

Workshop Venue: Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room, Kyabra Street, Runcorn, QLD.

Registration / More information 


Post expires at 10:57am on Thursday November 8th, 2018

Introductory: Mental Health in Children

YWCA’s Communities for Children is running a two-day workshop on Introductory: Mental Health in Children on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October 2018 in Murwillumbah.

The course provides participants with an introduction to mental health conditions that impact on children and important considerations when planning for their support and wellbeing.

Topics include:

  • What promotes positive mental health?
  • Where do mental health conditions come from?
  • Overview of major mental health conditions.
  • Support requirements for children and young people who have a mental health diagnosis.
  • Medication.
  • Practice considerations and application.
Course details:

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October 2018
9.30am – 4.30pm
Canvas & Kettle Room: Murwillumbah Civic & Cultural Centre
10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

Presented by Liz Sanders of SAL Consulting. Free – lunch included. 

Bookings by Friday 12 October: [email protected] or call YWCA NSW: 66 255 800



Post expires at 2:42pm on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

Parent Trail 2: Train the Trainer

Lighthouse Resources is running  Parent Trail 2 Trainer training on 15-16 November 2018 in Runcorn, Qld, providing participants with experiential art-therapy and gestalt group work techniques and cover all technical aspects of how to deliver Parent Trail 2.

Using art therapy, gestalt techniques based on an empowerment frame work, participants will create two masks and dialogue with the masks, with group support individuals to identify how each mask presents to the world. Using movement and drama techniques the emerging characters are woven into a fairy story. The self-authored fairy tales are subsequently illustrated by the group.

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Post expires at 11:30am on Thursday November 15th, 2018

Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours

Professional training in Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours is scheduled for Coffs Harbour on 19 November.

The training is aimed at a range of professions including: housing and homelessness support workers, mental health workers, home care services, social workers, disability support workers, real estate managers, cleaning services, council health and safety officers, fire safety services, child protection workers, and at times concerned family and friends have attended.

The course explores topics including trauma informed approaches and considerations, statistics and characteristics, different types of hoarding, OH&S issues, at-risk tenancies, children safety concerns, strategies and examples for case coordination and practical strategies for service users and therapeutic tools.

See the flyer for full details.

Booking for this training is via Eventbrite

Further information: Maire Joy Barron – BSocSc Counselling – ACA membership level 2
Email: [email protected] Ph: 0429891936 Web: https://korutherapies.wordpress.com/




Post expires at 12:56pm on Monday November 19th, 2018

Running a charity: Being efficient and effective

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) final webinar of 2018 will examine issues like collaboration and mergers, as well as other actions charities can take to operate efficiently. It’s on 20 November 2018, 12.00pm-1.00pm AEDT.

Charity efficiency and effectiveness can go hand-in-hand. This free online webinar will explore the issues around efficient charity operation.

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Post expires at 2:10pm on Tuesday November 20th, 2018

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