Training for: Staff Professional Development & Families and Carers
Staff Professional Development
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For early childhood education centres, this can assist with accreditation.
Training sessions are usually presented with a PowerPoint. Participants receive relevant handouts and resources to enhance their learning. Training can be customized to your workplace.
Recognising and responding to child abuse and neglect training – Look, Listen, Act
Our 2.5 hour Look, Listen, Act training provides participants with information to assist them to recognise child abuse and neglect and to understand their responsibilities as a mandated or voluntary reporter under the Children and Young People Act 2008. This includes how to make a child protection report. We also provide a more comprehensive course in a full day or over 3 nights (2.5 hour per session). This enables more in-depth discussion and exploration of how to respond to a disclosure of abuse, and what else an organisation can do to support children, families and staff when child abuse and neglect is identified.
This informative session is about understanding and managing children’s behaviours in an educational setting. As Circle of Security Facilitators, we approach guiding behaviours from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and adults being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.
Domestic Violence in the Workplace
This session assists staff to recognise and respond to peers in the workplace who require emotional and practical assistance in relation to domestic violence. Participants will learn how to identify the signs of domestic violence, support staff and refer to appropriate services for assistance.
Children’s problematic sexualised behaviours
In this session, we provide information about healthy sexual development and introduce learners to the traffic light tool (identifying green, orange and red light sexualised behaviours in children). This training will assist staff to understand how to recognise and address problematic sexualised behaviours in educational settings or the out of home care sector.
Working from a Trauma-informed Perspective
This training focuses on the impact of trauma on brain development and how to support children with a trauma background. Professionals who work from a Trauma-informed perspective consider the impact of childhood trauma on the behaviour and development of a person. This includes consideration of such things as living in domestic violence, experiencing abuse and neglect and experiencing disrupted attachments.
This training will assist staff to recognise and understand vicarious trauma and provide them with tools to manage the impact of this in their professional and personal life. Staff who work in the community sector are vulnerable to experiencing vicarious trauma due to their indirect exposure to traumatic material.