Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours in Ballina

Professional training in Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours is coming to Ballina on 29 June, with future workshops scheduled for Robina on 24 August and Coffs Harbour on 19 November.

The training is aimed at a range of professions including but not limited to: 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 Friday August 24th, 2018

Grant Seeking Webinar Bootcamp

Need funding for your organisation but don’t know where to start with trusts and foundations or government grants? Connecting Up’s webinar bootcamp with Strategic Grants, starting 22 August, takes a deep dive into the best-practice processes and principles of a successful grant-seeking program.

Successful grants programs have a few things in common: a planned and strategic approach with documented processes and strategies, great project plans and excellent funder engagement and stewardship – not to mention the application writing!

The course covers: getting your organisation grant-ready with key documents and processes in place, planning and packaging projects, prospect identification and matching, funder relationships and reporting, writing essentials, and how to build your case for funding.

The course consists of 4 webinars of 1 hour each, to be held weekly at 11:00am-12:00pm AEST from Wednesday 22 August 2018. Each webinar will include a comprehensive presentation, group discussion and exercises. The slides, video recordings and templates will be available after each session.



Post expires at 10:02am on Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

Webinars: Facebook Masterclass

Do you feel confused and overwhelmed by Facebook? Are you frustrated by the constant changes and declining results for your non-profit? Connecting Up’s Facebook Masterclass starting 25 July will bring you up to date and give you cutting edge strategies, hints, tips and hacks to make it more successful in your organisation.

The Facebook Masterclass is run by Kate vanderVoort, founder of Social Mediology and Take10 Social. Kate has worked with over 3000 businesses and non-profits on their Facebook strategy and you can be guaranteed to walk away with the right skills and knowledge you need to take your Facebook efforts to the next level.

The course consists of 4 webinars of 1.5 hours each, to be held weekly at 11am-12.30pm AEST from Wednesday 25 July, 2018. The slides and video recordings will be available after each session.


Post expires at 9:55am on Wednesday July 25th, 2018

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy

Psychologist and Play Therapist Joan Caelli along with behaviour and emotion coach Sue Suchocki are combining experience, knowledge and resources to share Filial Therapy based Child-Parent Relationship Therapy to parents and carers of children 3 to 10 years, commencing Monday 23 July in the Brisbane suburb of Mt Gravatt.

Child Parent Relationship Therapy is about the relationship between the parent or primary caregiver and the child. This therapy (based on Play Therapy) involves training caregivers to deliver a specific, special 20 minute play session each week, one-on-one with the child, with the parent using a range of toys that allows the individual child to express themselves in a safe situation while strengthening their bond with that parent. 

Course details:

CPRT – 10 sessions over a five weeks. Monday evenings from 6.00pm
Commencing Monday 23rd July to Monday 20 August 2018
Mt Gravatt Suites – 658 Kessels Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt
$100 per session per person – Registration deposit of $100 + 3 x $300 invoiced installments. Discount applies to second parent/partner. Payment plan available.
NDIS registered. Health rebates may be applicable.

Post expires at 11:29am on Monday July 23rd, 2018

Housing: How It Works in NSW

Shelter NSW is rolling out their revised housing training course across the state. This is an introductory training course for workers who work in housing service delivery, policy or planning, or who come into contact with any section of the NSW housing system.

Jon Eastgate of 99 Consulting will present the training, along with Shelter NSW staff.

It explores the various tenures of housing including, social and affordable housing, private rental and home ownership, and explores how all elements of the housing system piece together. It also discusses the impacts and causes of homelessness and how services in NSW respond to this. 

The course will enable participants to understand key concepts used in housing policy debates and identify key policy challenges related to housing here in NSW. It explores the issue of housing affordability and introduces participants to the debates around approaches to government service delivery, sustainability and financing of social housing and assistance to home owners and private renters. 

Find out more about Housing: How It Works in NSW – Jun-Aug 2018, Various Locations

Post expires at 11:19am on Sunday August 12th, 2018

Assessing Family Dynamics

This workshop presented by Lighthouse Resources on 6 August will provide a theoretical framework for understanding family functioning, how behaviour problems develop in children, and how children’s emotional development can be facilitated.

Structural family therapy, developed in the 1970s, has become one of the most widely used models in the field.  The theory is popular because it is simple, inclusive and practical. The basic structural concepts – hierarchy, boundaries and subsystems – are easily understood and applied.  They take into account the individual, family and social context, and provide a clear organising framework for understanding and treating families.

Suitable for people who:

  • Provide counselling or work with children and families.
  • Assist parents (or others) to understand and manage children’s behaviour.
  • Assess family functioning, for example: court reporting, foster placement.
  • Provide education – for parents and health/welfare/education professionals

Registration / More information 

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