Cultural Competence Program – helping organisations benefit from cultural diversity and inclusion

Cultural Competence Program – helping organisations benefit from cultural diversity and inclusion

CPPE-learning: three hour course
Participation cost to access the e-learning through Social Futures is $35

In this course participants will learn that cultural diversity and inclusion is good for workplace well-being as well as making business sense. The course includes a great selection of multimedia learning content including 75 short films, animations and interactive activities, including real people telling real stories. Participants will gain practical skills (including verbal and non-verbal communication) and cultural specific knowledge for use at work and in everyday life. Course topics include:

  • Diversity Works – the business case for investing in diversity
  • Cultural Differences and Similarities
  • Practical Cultural Competence
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Cultural Adaptation
  • Australia by the Numbers

Social Futures has licensed a number of copies of the Cultural Competence e-learning Program. To sign up, email [email protected] or telephone 0439 137 207

Upon confirmation of your registration and payment, you will be provided a link to the e-.earning program together with password, which you can change once you log-in to the course. There is no obligation to complete the course in one sitting. Do it when you have the time and pick up where you last left. Although not mandatory, it is recommended that you do the modules chronologically. 

The course has been developed by SBS, Multicultural NSW, and International Education Services to address the needs of multicultural Australia. For additional reading / learning the course also points you towards The Cultural Atlas, a great online resource about a range of cultures in Australia including: Business Culture; Etiquette, Do’s and Do Not’s; Greetings and Communication; Religion; Core Concepts; and Demographic Statistics.

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Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Banora Point

This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Participants will learn about the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.

As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
  • A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
  • Information and contact details of local support services available to you

This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

Presenter: Chris Vannucci of Dementia Australia

Chris Vannucci is a Registered Nurse who has spent the last 17 years working in residential aged care facilities, Aged Care Assessments Teams psychogeriatric support, respite care coordination and management of community care packages. Since 2011 Chris has worked for Dementia Australia as a Project Officer focussing on raising awareness of dementia and dementia risk reduction, sector development to improve service and support for people living with dementia, their family and carers and more recently the Tweed Dementia Friendly Community initiative.

To attend this event:

Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Yamba

This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Participants will learn about the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.

As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
  • A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
  • Information and contact details of local support services available to you

This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

Presenter: Judy Bartholomew of Dementia Australia

Judy Bartholomew of Dementia Australia, is an aged care and dementia specialist with 26 years’ experience covering residential aged care settings; community based services; Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs); and government services. Judy is an experienced trainer with a Master’s in Public Health and a BA in Social Welfare.

To attend this event:

Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

Vicarious Trauma Workshop – 18 October

Vicarious Trauma Workshop – 18 October

This workshop is for anyone working / supporting in the human services sector whose clients have experiences of traumatic life events, including physical, emotional, psychological abuse.

Participation Price: $200

Learning detailed accounts of these experiences and / or supporting clients through them can be stressful and distressing for the support worker as a natural part of connecting and empathising.  An accumulation of this stress can be damaging and result in burnout among other consequences, if not addressed. 

The workshop will cover a range of topics including:

  • Defining vicarious trauma and identifying signs and symptoms
  • Psychoeducation about stress and burnout and the warning signs
  • Treatment and self-management of vicarious trauma and how to support colleagues

This will be a highly interactive workshop of about 15 participants and will include practical exercises including individual wellness and self-check exercises.

Facilitator: Michaela Killips of Mullumbimby Psychology, is a registered psychologist (AHPRA) and training consultant with a Master of Health Science, Behavioural Science from the University of Sydney and a Cert. IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Michaela is passionate about facilitating adaptive change at both individual and organisational levels. She also provides individual professional coaching, mentoring, debriefing and counselling, utilising a wide range of evidence based therapeutic techniques.

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Registration is required to secure your place in this workshop. You can pay by credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. Participants wishing to pay by credit card need to telephone 0439 137 207 with their credit card details. Upon confirmation of the purchase you will receive a tax invoice / receipt and confirmation of your place in the workshop. If you prefer to pay by PayPal, follow the check-out procedure below.

Social Futures is a not-for-profit organisation and our training is costed accordingly. Once the course and your participation in it has been confirmed, refunds will not be provided but if you are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible as you can arrange to transfer your place to another person. Workshops occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.

Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Murwillumbah

Free Information Session for carers of a person living with dementia – Murwillumbah

This free workshop is for family carers to help them understand dementia, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Participants will learn about the causes of dementia, the importance of diagnosis and early planning. The session will also explore changes in communication that occur for a person with dementia, problems that may arise from communication breakdown and helpful suggestions for easing communication challenges for the person with dementia.

As a carer, attending this information session will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to meet and talk with other carers & families involved in dementia care
  • A deeper understanding of the impacts of dementia including why changes are occurring
  • Information and contact details of local support services available to you

This event is being delivered in collaboration with: Dementia Australia – the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW – https://www.dementia.org.au; and The Dementia Outreach Service of the Northern NSW Local Health District – https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/ballina-community-health.

Learn more about dementia rates on the rise in Australia

Presenter: Chris Vannucci of Dementia Australia

Chris Vannucci is a Registered Nurse who has spent the last 17 years working in residential aged care facilities, Aged Care Assessments Teams psychogeriatric support, respite care coordination and management of community care packages. Since 2011 Chris has worked for Dementia Australia as a Project Officer focussing on raising awareness of dementia and dementia risk reduction, sector development to improve service and support for people living with dementia, their family and carers and more recently the Tweed Dementia Friendly Community initiative.

To attend this event:

Please select the number of places you wish to reserve in the RSVP section below and complete the registration form. You will need to provide your name, post code, email address and contact number. Social Futures will be in touch to confirm your participation. To discuss your participation, you can call Social Futures Training Program Coordinator on 0439 137 207.

One Vision Productions: Byron Bay Creative Hub empowering youth

One Vision Productions (OVP) is excited to announce a new project “Creating our Space” that has been funded by the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund. The project is aimed at providing youth from local social housing areas the opportunity to be active agents in the creation of the Byron Creative Hub, so they can take ownership and have a safe, local creative place to rely on.

On 29 September, over 15 youths from local social housing communities in the Northern Rivers area have been invited to participate in working with a local indigenous artist to create a wall mural within the Creative Hub. This mural aims to signify ownership and connection of this local space, and develop insights cultural awareness, and cultural connection to our indigenous cultural heritage. OVP are still accepting interest from local youth to be part of this opportunity.

One Vision Productions (OVP) is fuelled by social change, and the Creative Hub is one part of the pie that the OVP team have launched to invite participation and social connections in our youth – by using self-expression through art, music, film and dance.

The OVP Creative Hub initiative in Byron Bay was launched in 2017, the first space in Australia to be launched that offers youth a creative, inclusive environment where they can socialise, learn and be nurtured to ensure they are armed with tools to help make positive life choices and realise their personal potential.

The weekly ‘Friday Night Live’ events offer free workshops in digital music and live production for youth aged 12 – 24 years. The next sessions will be held on Friday 14, 21 and 28 September between 5-8pm.

Please direct all enquiries to:

Kay Kutt
Business Manager
4/10 Wollongbar Street,
Byron Bay Arts & Industrial Estate, NSW 2481 E: [email protected]
P: (02) 6685 5024

 

Post expires at 2:58pm on Saturday September 29th, 2018

Older Person Mental Health First Aid workshops

Australian Red Cross will be delivering workshops on Older Person Mental health First Aid over the coming months in Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

 Tailored to carers and older people, the 2-day workshops are free for community members and clients.

 The objective of this funded training, is to build community literacy and capacity to recognize mental health issues in older people and provide initial assistance and support. Community members aged 65+ are especially encouraged to attend.

The course will:

  • Equip people in the community with the skills needed to support older people experiencing mental health issues;
  • build confidence and capacity to provide early assistance;
  • provide a supportive response in referring people to the most appropriate service, and
  • build  community-based support for older people experiencing mental health issues.

Customised workshops to meet staff needs can also be arranged. Please contact 1300 367 428.

Full details and bookings

 

Post expires at 2:21pm on Monday December 17th, 2018

Working with young people who self injure

Youth expert Garry King will be offering two workshops in Nerang on November 30: ‘Working with Young People who Self Harm’ and ‘Building Resilience in Young People’.

The complexity of issues facing young people today continues to grow. Adolescence is in itself a time of conflict. The required responses of workers with young people continue to grow. These workshops utilise the latest research to better equip workers with young people, and will provide answers applicable to your day-to-day work.

What participants will gain from this workshop? – Self Injury

  • Understand differences and links between non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) and suicidal behaviour.
  • Identifying those most at risk of non-suicidal self injury.
  • Risk factors for non-suicidal self injury.
  • Protective factors for non-suicidal self injury.
  • Strategies to address self injury behaviour – short / long term.

The workshop venue is St Brigid’s Catholic Parish (Church & Primary School), Nerang.

More info and registration.

Post expires at 2:16pm on Friday November 30th, 2018

Free Circle of Security parenting program

Under Communities for Children funding, Interrelate in Lismore will be offering a free Parenting Program for Term 4 2018, for paretns of children aged 0-7.

The Circle of Security Parenting Program will run on Wednesdays from October 17 to November 21.  

Circle of Security is an attachment based parent reflection program, aimed at assisting parents meet and recognize their child’s needs.  It is a balanced parenting approach based on being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.  An internationally recognised parenting program designed to strengthen and build secure parent child attachment.

Pre-registration is essential for this program.

See the flyer for full details.

 

Post expires at 1:59pm on Wednesday October 17th, 2018

Council seeks Aboriginal Advisory Group members

Lismore Council is seeking passionate Aboriginal people to join its Aboriginal Advisory Group.

The Aboriginal Advisory Group provides advice and guidance to Council on a variety of issues, including projects or services that affect Aboriginal communities.

 The group meets quarterly and members discuss reports coming to Council that may affect Aboriginal people.

 If you are a proud and passionate Aboriginal person who resides in the Lismore LGA and who would like to make a difference locally, nominate today.

Download the EOI form.

For further information, phone Sandra Campbell on 1300 87 83 87. People can nominate at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au until 5pm, Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Post expires at 1:55pm on Wednesday November 14th, 2018

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