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Ongoing Mental Health Academy - Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training
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Ongoing Online Training in Eating Disorders
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED and Binge Eating Disorder.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Professor Evelyne De Leeuw discusses the nexus between research, policy and practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Dr Jennifer Boddy discusses the impact climate change has and will have on the profession of social work.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community
AASW Online

This is a recording of Karen Martin and Leeanne Rule who presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013.

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings
AASW Online

Professor Karen Healy, Gai Harrison and Michele Foster presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation from the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. This presentation discusses practical ideas to assist organisations, supervisors and supervisees to improve professional behaviour in a safe, supportive environment.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research
AASW Online

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The AASW National Research Committee reflect on research conducted, what the learning or practice issues were, and how research helped to advance their understanding of the issue or their practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Disability Care: The way of the future? National Symposium 2013 - Disability Care: The way of the future?
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the (then new) National Disability Insurance Scheme and provides key information and implications for social workers, their clients and families.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

Recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. This session explains the aims and scope of the Australian Social Work Journal, types of articles that are accepted, peer review process, and tips for preparing a journal article.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel respond to a series of case examples which highlight the ethical obligations when dealing with social media.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discuss the impact the implementation of the ASWEAS and Practice Standards has/will have on field education. As well as how the marketisation of tertiary education and the influence of education is becoming more consumer driven.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the impact of social media on the social work profession.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. Dr Geraldene Mackay discusses the basics about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Online Field Education Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD

This subject covers the theory and practice of student supervision for social workers and other human services workers who take students for field education placements. It covers the theory and practice of student supervision within a framework of adult learning and the developmental stages of supervision. It focuses on developing critical reflection and professional practice, knowledge and skills in student supervision.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work
Online Resource

The webinar on Environmental Social Work, presented by ACSW Foundation Fellow Professor Margaret Alston, is an engaging and comprehensive overview of this new area of social work.

Margaret shares with us her journey into environmental social work and the research being undertaken in this area.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work
Online Resource

This webinar presents an outline of ethical decision with a focus on how social work has contributed to the literature and development of models in this area. Social workers are often in the lead position when issues of ethics emerge in practice, and well placed to identify the competing ethical principles and assist decision making processes by focusing on inclusion and accountability.

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Ongoing Using e-mental health services Using e-mental health services
Endorsed CPD: On-line course

e-mental health services help young people recognise and respond to emerging mental health problems, and connect to peer and professional support at the times they need it most. This online learning package from ReachOut.com Professionals provides practical guidance on using these services in face-to-face work with young people.

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Ongoing Northern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants Northern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of the keynote address at the AASW Northern Territory Branch Social Work Conference in 2014. Dr Christine Fejo-King, Senior Larrakia Elder, speaks about dreaming stories, totems, and overcoming giants.

* Free for AASW members *

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Ongoing NDIS Information Session NDIS Information Session
Video Recording and Notes

Presentation to AASW Victoria Branch by Rhonda Lawson-Street, consultant and former State Manager of National Disability Services Victoria & Tom Ballantyne, Senior Associate for the medical negligence team at Maurice Blackburn.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work
Online Resource

Spirituality and Social Work explores spirituality in social work practice. This webinar presents some personal ideas about the nature of spirituality, on calling, brokenness and giftedness and invite us to reflect on our own spirituality in practice.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Absent Presence: the on-going impact of men's violence on the mother-child relationship ACSW Presents: Absent Presence: the on-going impact of men's violence on the mother-child relationship
Online Resource

The webinar will invite social workers to recognise the distortions created by abuse which need to be identified and addressed in the aftermath of violence.

The ways in which past trauma, low self esteem and the undermining of the mother-child relationship continues to create a shadow across the present relationships are identified. The continued presence of the perpetrator of abuse through child contact arrangements, ongoing harassment, stalking and litigation abuse is also highlighted. The ‘absent presence’ of the abusive partner is positioned a s a concept to assist workers with a framework through which to understand problems in the mother-child relationship which emerge when living with and separating from violence.

The presentation has implications for social workers orientating practice to focus on perpetrator accountability and support strengthening the mother-child relationship.

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Ongoing Theory and Skill into Practice Theory and Skill into Practice
Online

Theory and Skill into Practice. 80 Social Work Skills for Practice: Translating 'knowing what' into 'knowing how', presented by Dr Pamela Trevithick

​* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Family Focus - elearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Family Focus intervention is an evidence-based program designed for mental health professionals treating parents with depression and or anxiety to foster resilience in their children and the family unit.

* FPS relevant *

* Free training *

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Ongoing Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with mental illness - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Supporting Infants and Toddlers course helps professionals working with parents experiencing mental illness who also have infants and young children. The course is an extension of the 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' eLearning course

* Free training *

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Ongoing Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It
Online

The Victorian Branch has created an information series aimed at new social work graduates. The Branch presents an annual session for new social work graduates - 'Finding your first job and thriving in it'. This session discusses how to search for your first social work position, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS THE SAME AS THE FACE TO FACE EVENT WHICH WAS HELD ON 11 NOVEMBER 2014.

Online
Ongoing Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse
Online

In this course, Bryan Jeffrey examines key topics in mental health, neuro-chemistry, depression, suicide and substance abuse. Highly rated by our test participants, this course provides both a solid introduction to the topics and advanced knowledge.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Working with men who have been sexually abused Working with men who have been sexually abused
AASW SWOT: Online training

The Living Well Introductory Practitioner Interview Series has been developed to support those meeting and working with men who have been sexually abused in childhood and their partners, families and friends. This video series draw on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to support practitioners.

* Free course *

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Ongoing Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-Learning Series
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-learning Series is a comprehensive course of ten modules that are freely available online for self-directed learning. The course covers the core principles, knowledge and skills required to provide culturally competent, patient centred care to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

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Ongoing Induction Modules
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This series of six modules is designed to service health staff interested in addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues with their clientele. The modules are based on best practice, and contain the most recent information available.

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Ongoing Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting
Online

Traditions in Transition focuses on Female Genital Cutting.

This course comprises:

an introduction lecture to the topic that explains what FGC is, why it is done, where it happens and the consequences for women and girls
The documentary Traditions in Transition where women of African origin speak openly and directly about the topic
A recording of a discussion forum that took place at RMIT
Recommended further reading

This course can count for 2 hours of CPD for AASW members. Please remember to add it to your CPD Record after you have completed the course.

*Free *

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ongoing Achieving Work Outcomes
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Every staff member needs to meet their targets and achieve their work goals in order for great services to be delivered to clients. No matter what role you occupy you need to work effectively with others, either internal or external to your organisation. Strategies to assist with this are explored in this course.

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ongoing Being an Advocate
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community and health sector workers are often required to represent the interests of their clients or the communities in which they work. This distance package examines how to approach this role in forums and other participative processes.

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ongoing Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Casework is at the core of many community service roles. Aimed at new or inexperienced case workers, this distance package covers the basic theories and practices of good case management.

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ongoing Client Services Delivery
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The development of an appropriate service delivery plan is central to providing quality services to clients. This plan then needs to be implemented and monitored, all with the participation of the client.

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ongoing Communication and groupwork basics
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic theories and skills in communication, groupwork and conflict management and provides exercises to enable these skills to be used in the workplace.

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ongoing Community development: introduction
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community development work aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. This work includes delivery of a broad range of programs which contribute to capacity development, through public social change processes. The focus of this package is on how to work with communities in order for their voices to be heard.

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ongoing Community work principles and theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The basic theories and principles that underpin community work and guide practice in the sector are outlined in this distance package. The overview will be particularly useful to those new to the sector, but also valuable in gaining a wider perspective.

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ongoing Continuous improvement
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A continuous improvement or quality management system is essential to ensure that our teams and organisations stay on track with quality service delivery, even when workloads are demanding. Identify tools and techniques that you can use to monitor and review your team or organisation’s performance, identify areas of improvement, and initiate new strategies to improve quality.

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ongoing Counselling frameworks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Not all community workers are counsellors but all community workers can benefit from an understanding of how to establish an appropriate relationship with a client and to guide clients through telling their story as a basis for assessing needs and identifying services.

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ongoing Cultural diversity: promoting communication and inclusion
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Sensitivity to the qualities and needs of people from diverse cultures is an expected part of work practice in the community sector. This package provides the opportunity to learn about cultures, reflect on your attitudes and beliefs, and make changes to practice in order to improve communication with, and inclusion of, diverse cultures in the workplace.


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ongoing Develop and implement community programs
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic strategies involved in identifying and responding to a community issue, by developing and implementing a community development plan

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ongoing Effective networking
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations in the community sector rely on networks to be able to provide the best service for clients. Are your networks getting the right outcomes? If not, why not? This distance package explores the strategies and skills needed not only to liaise with established links but also to develop new networks.

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ongoing Effective program development
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A strong understanding of community and client needs will guide the development of effective programs.

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ongoing Ethical and Effective Practice in Human Services
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Learn to work effectively in the human services sector by understanding the legislation that impacts on your work role, thinking through ethical situations and considering strategies in response.

Online
Ongoing Becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Online

In this course you will learn about the steps involved in becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria
Online Resource

In the middle of the last century, when discussing direct Social Work practise with individuals and families, Florence Hollis (1972) wrote “neglect has tended to downgrade environmental treatment in the workers mind, as though is were something one learned to do with one’s left hand, something unworthy of serious analysis”, Hollis goes on to advocate the knowing use of the environment (what I call physical space) in direct practice.

This webinar looks at how Social Workers have changed the physical space of the social world. Since Jane Addams and others opened Hull House, Octavia Hill and other social reformers practised in the UK and the works of our own Caroline Chisholm in Central Victoria, the area that I call home, through to the current practices of Social Workers, changes in the welfare of individuals and families whom we serve are reflected in the physical space of the social world.

You may be surprised at the breath of change of the physical space in the social world that has been underpinned by the professional activity of Social Work; all these effects, depending on the stance of the viewer, can be seen as both positive and negative. This change process still continues.

Using these insights I will then focus my lens on direct practice in rural Central Victoria.

This webinar will primarily draw on my PhD dissertation submitted some years ago and on practise wisdom I have gained during over seven years in mental health direct Social Work practise in Central Victoria.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland
Online Resource

This seminar outlines the development of a Statewide service supporting women living and dying of secondary breast cancer in Queensland. Over a period of 15 years the service has grown in response to identified needs, to become a unique and innovative service offering a range of services that support women, partners and families from diagnosis through to death. The presentation will focus on the rationale, process and effectiveness of the intervention. Given the recent decision of the State Government to cut funding to this community based organisation, the seminar will also report on challenges of developing a new funding and operational model.

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ongoing Human development theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance package focuses on the human lifespan and development stages and on a variety of theories around this topic such as attachment theory, behaviour change models and socialisation theory

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ongoing Indicators and impacts
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic indicators of significant issues that may affect clients and examines the impact of these issues on clients and your work with clients.

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ongoing Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Providing a basic introduction to the values, services and approaches applied to work in the alcohol and other drugs sector, this is an introductory level distance kit which is useful for anyone who is new to working with clients with alcohol and other drug issues.

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ongoing Introduction to Mental Health field
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basics of the mental health sector, including an understanding of the services that are available.

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ongoing Making referrals
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Making referrals is a part of many jobs in the community sector. This kit contains suggested methods to improve referral practices.

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ongoing Manage Budgets and Finances
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

If the words 'budget', 'debt recovery' and 'cash flow' bring fear into your heart this package is for you. It covers the whole of the financial management process, including setting financial goals, planning a budget, working with staff to effectively implement and monitor the budget and reporting financial information. The theory is well supported by practical activities.

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Ongoing NDIS Information Session 2 - Roles for social workers NDIS Information Session 2 - Roles for social workers
Video Recording and Notes

The NDIS - what's old, what's new, for social workers

We are pleased to present this session entitled 'The NDIS and social work roles of the future'.

This session will draw on the knowledge and experience of Alexandra Gunning, Director of Engagement and Funding, NDIABarwon trial site, Carmel Laragy, social worker and researcher, and Rhonda Lawson Street, Streets Ahead Consulting. The session will investigate a number of questions including : how does the NDIA operate and what are its priorities?; what is the role, and what could be the roles, for social workers?; what core social work values and skills predispose social workers to the NDIS environment?; what are the new and emerging skills and forms of practice social workers need for this world?; what are the concerns for social workers in this space? At the end of the session, it is expected that participants will have a clearer understanding of the opportunities and pre-requisites for employment in the NDIS as well as the professional challenges it raises.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice
Online Resource

In this talk Peter Munn examines the organisational framework and culture necessary to support advanced social work practice and helps to provide a beginning framework that will help it happen.

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ongoing Manage workplace information
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations need effective information so that they can plan and respond to needs in their community. This information might come from clients, potential clients, community members, funding bodies or from within your own organisation. How do you collate and analyse this information, so that appropriate aspects can be incorporated into your practice?

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ongoing Managing an ethical and effective workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Managers of community sector organisations need to have a clear understanding of legislation, ethical practice, regulatory frameworks and accreditation requirements so that they can respond appropriately and effectively to ethical and legal issues that arise in their workplaces. This ensures that service delivery to clients is of a high quality and upholds their rights and interests

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Ongoing Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

Working within collaborative partnerships is fundamental to providing responsive social work practice for service users across a range of sectors. Yet working collaboratively can be extremely challenging. This course will support social workers operating in private practice and organisational settings to develop and sustain their skills in cross-discipline partnerships and collaborative approaches.

* Discount for AASW Members *

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ongoing Managing WHS and other workplace risks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Risk is a part of everything we do. This distance package provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of managers in risk management in general, with a focus on Work Health and Safety in particular, by looking at relevant legislation, common practices, record keeping and the importance of consultation and teamwork.

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ongoing Monitoring and reviewing client work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Effective monitoring of client work enables changes to be made as needed. Reviewing client work provides information on what is working well both at the individual and organisation level.

Online
ongoing Recruit, select and induct staff
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Successful recruitment and induction of staff is essential for the organisation’s short term needs and long term development. We need to find people who are the most suitable for the job as the results of ineffective recruitment can be additional financial expense, disrupted workplaces and stressed staff.

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ongoing Reflect on your practice
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Ever taken the time out to reflect on your own work? Ever wondered if you aim too high or aim too low with your own expectations of yourself? What can you do to improve your work practices? Are you ready to meet the future needs of our sector? So many questions but only you have the answers!

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Storytelling and leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Stories are a powerful tool for creating change in people's lives. They open people up to new ideas, stir emotions and bring new possibilities and motivation. In this webinar we will consider what makes a story effective, hear some examples of powerful stories, and begin to develop our own stories.


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Ongoing Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 1 Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 1
AASW Online

This four hour online workshop covers in depth the process of setting up and running a private social work practice so that you can be successful in all the ways that you might define this. It is a very practical course. A business plan template is included in the course for you to download and work on as you progress through the material (the fee of $15 for this is included in the price of the course).

* Discount for AASW Members *

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ongoing WHS in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This course is an introduction into how to work safely and within the bounds of policy, procedure and legislation. WHS is an area of work in which myths abound so it is essential to have a sound understanding of the purposes and application of WHS legislation.

Online
ongoing Work planning and monitoring
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Develop the skills that supervisors need such as providing induction, support, monitoring of work and problem solving.

Online
ongoing Writing a case plan
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Covering the basics of assessing client developmental status and developing an appropriate case plan, this distance package is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced case workers.

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ongoing You as manager
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This unit applies to managers and focuses on the need for managers to be organised, focused and skilled, in order to effectively manage the work of others. As such it is an important unit for most managers, particularly as managers serve as role models and have a significant influence on the work culture and patterns of behaviour.

Online
Ongoing Collaborative Partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting Collaborative Partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting
Online

With increasing emphasis on the needs of “vulnerable children”, and the requirement to support their educational outcomes, many social workers find themselves collaborating more closely with school personnel and an institutional setting that can be at times baffling. This CPD activity will describe the goals of school social work as a particular mode of practice; demonstrate the potential but also address some of the shared frustrations of collaboration.

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Ongoing Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

This first course in a series is aimed to address the natural concerns that social workers may have when they find themselves needing to engage with children and adolescents. The course addresses these concerns by identifying them, exploring why it is important to engage with children, provides an understanding of children's development and builds skills and strategies for talking effectively with children.

Online
Ongoing Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women- with Marianne Ibrahim Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women- with Marianne Ibrahim
Online

This is an introductory course to working with family violence and violence against women (this topic is also known as domestic violence).

Online
Ongoing Hoarding and Squalor In The Community Hoarding and Squalor In The Community
Online

Hoarding and Squalor In The Community presented by Dr Shannon McDermott, this online training is designed to help professionals work through challenging ethical dilemmas regarding squalor and hoarding. This area is still poorly understood within the Australian context, and can cause particularly troubling ethical dilemmas. This presentation is applicable to the practice knowledge of the full range of Social Work professionals who work in community, private practice and agency settings.

Online
Ongoing Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings
Online

This course covers what a social worker needs to know to get the most out of a child protection case planning meeting or a conference. The course covers how to setup a case planning meeting, who should attend, interagency issues, differing perspectives and parental attendance.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Online

For those who struggle to manage their emotional worlds, or to alter old familiar ways of thinking and behaving, there is often an underlying trauma impact to explore. People develop “survivor behaviours” as a way of coping which doesn’t always serve them well lifelong. These behaviours may involve various forms of self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts.

This course provides deep understanding of the issues and strategies for working with such clients

This course counts for 4 hours of CPD

Online
Ongoing Responding to disclosures of sexual assault Responding to disclosures of sexual assault
Online

Sarah McGregor, an expert social worker in the field, presents an informative session on how to respond when a client discloses that they have been sexually assaulted.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work ACSW Presents: An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work
Webcast

This is a pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work', presented by Mr Alex Zannoni, in conversation with Dr Geraldene Mackay.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Youth mental health, building a 21st century model of care ACSW Presents: Youth mental health, building a 21st century model of care
Webcast

This is a pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'Youth Mental Health: Building a 21st Century Model of Care', presented by Professor Pat McGorry in conversation Heather Stavely.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Social Work and big ideas rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme ACSW Presents: Social Work and big ideas rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Webinar

This is a recorded webinar for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webinar is 'Social work and big ideas - rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme', presented by Professor Christine Bigby and Professor Lesley Chenoweth.

Online
Ongoing Eating Disorder Inpatient Management (EDIM)
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

Eating disorders in their severe forms often require a period of hospitalisation for medical stabilisation and to initiate re-feeding. This elearning program addresses this component of the treatment journey. It includes screening, assessment, medical and psychological management, admission and discharge planning processes. Broader concepts such as engagement, patient centred care, working with families carers and communication strategies are also addresses

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Ongoing Supervisor e-Learning Level 1
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This innovative and flexible e-learning course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams. Using emerging education technologies and custom made video scenarios it adapts our successful face-to-face supervision training into interactive e-learning that engages participants with authentic situations they will recognise from their workplace, and solutions they can apply immediately.

* Discount to AASW members *

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Ongoing Walk in their shoes - understanding families and other carers affected by mental illness Walk in their shoes - understanding families and other carers affected by mental illness
AASW Online: Recording of a presentation

"Walk in their shoes" - Understanding families and other carers affected by mental illness is a recording of a presentation provided by Susan Hunt and Lauri Andriske.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Managing tricky workers ACSW Presents: Managing tricky workers
Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

This presentation has been developed for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'Managing tricky workers' and is presented by Dr Sharon McCallum.

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Ongoing Leadership in social work - transitioning from practitioner to manager Leadership in social work - transitioning from practitioner to manager
Course

This course aims to assist social workers who are considering taking on a leadership or management role, but may feel unsure about taking that first step. Social workers who are new to a leadership/management position will also benefit from this course.

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Welcome to Country National Symposium 2015 - Welcome to Country
AASW Online

This is a recording of a Welcome to Country presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2015.

* Free recording *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 1 National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 1
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Keynote address for the AASW National Symposium in November 2015, presented by Dr Jackie Huggins. Dr Jackie Huggins provides a brief history of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, explains her own personal journey and involvement with this Council and the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. Jackie describes what has been achieved thus far in the journey of reconciliation and considerations moving forward.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Organisational leadership in the Sanctuary Model in an Australian context National Symposium 2015 - Organisational leadership in the Sanctuary Model in an Australian context
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Annaley Clarke and Kate Martin on the topic "Organisational Leadership and the Sanctuary Model in an Australian context". Annaley and Kate speak and provide relevant examples of their experiences about how the Sanctuary Model assisted their organisation.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Creating collectively consenting communities National Symposium 2015 - Creating collectively consenting communities
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Joanne Petrovic on the topic "Creating collectively consenting communities". Joanne speaks about how to best engage communities, how to create socially just communities and how to lead by consent.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Opening Plenary: Preventing Violence, Promoting Healing, Creating Hope National Symposium 2015 - Opening Plenary: Preventing Violence, Promoting Healing, Creating Hope
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Opening plenary from Day 2 of the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The plenary discusses "Preventing Violence, Promoting Healing and Creating Hope".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Norma Parker Address National Symposium 2015 - Norma Parker Address
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Norma Parker Address at the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. Norma Parker was one of the pioneers of social work in Australia, Norma was the first president of the AASW. From the 1960's it became tradition for the AASW National President to present the Norma Parker address at National meetings/conferences. Current President, Professor Karen Healy continues this tradition speaking on the issue of national registration for the social work profession, and considerations moving forward as a self-regulating profession.

* Free for AASW Members *

Online
Autism Awareness and Practice
Endorsed CPD - online training

This online training is designed to give you some real-world tips and strategies to better engage and interact with people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as their supports. Learn better ways to apply SASI's tips to support and enhance your current practice and get better outcomes.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 2 National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 2
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Keynote address for the AASW National Symposium in November 2015, presented by Reverend Graham Long AM. Reverend Long is an engaging speaker, he discusses the lessons he has learnt around leadership.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Strengthening teams in times of change National Symposium 2015 - Strengthening teams in times of change
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by May Doncon on the topic "Strengthening teams in times of change" May speaks of her experience in managing staff through a time of great uncertainty, the change between Medicare Local to Primary Health Network. May explores what uncertainty can often do to staff performance and morale and how to build on this and offers suggestions as to how to promote positivity and increase performance again.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - How you can make boring things interesting: thinking outside the box when creating learning experiences National Symposium 2015 - How you can make boring things interesting: thinking outside the box when creating learning experiences
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Heidi Crawford on the topic "How to make boring things interesting: thinking outside the box when creating learning experiences". The face to face workshop was interactive and Heidi asked participants to learn by doing several activities. The recording has been amended to explain what the activities are and how to implement them in a class setting.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - But-ton Kidn Doon-ga: Black Women Know - Re-presenting the lived experiences of Australian Indigenous women with mental health and wellbeing issues and or cognitive disabilities in criminal justice systems National Symposium 2015 - But-ton Kidn Doon-ga: Black Women Know - Re-presenting the lived experiences of Australian Indigenous women with mental health and wellbeing issues and or cognitive disabilities in criminal justice systems
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Elizabeth McEntyre and Professor Eileen Baldry on the topic "But-ton Kidn Doon-ga: Black Women Know - Re-presenting the lived experiences of Australian Indigenous women with mental health and wellbeing issues and or cognitive disabilities in criminal justice systems". Elizabeth and Eileen speak about their research into Australian Indigenous women in the criminal justice system, sharing stories and making comment on how this research and future research in this are needs to be transformational.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Leadership theory and social work: how to use your skills for workplace and service development National Symposium 2015 - Leadership theory and social work: how to use your skills for workplace and service development
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Bobbi Henao Urrego on "Leadership theory and social work: how to use your skills for workplace and service development".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Uncovering your personal practice model and assisting others to discover theirs National Symposium 2015 - Uncovering your personal practice model and assisting others to discover theirs
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Carolyn Cousins on "Unconvering your personal practice model and assisting others to discover theirs".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - The journey from the talk to the walk: the teaching of self care and emerging social worker experiences National Symposium 2015 - The journey from the talk to the walk: the teaching of self care and emerging social worker experiences
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Rosemary Qummouh and Sera Harris on "The journey from the talk to the walk: the teaching of self care and emerging social worker experiences".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
ongoing Child Aware practice - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD - online training

'Child Aware' practice is an emerging concept in Australia. It involves building a workplace culture that embraces a range of practices and attitudes that aim to keep the 'child in mind'. This course aims to enhance understanding about the impact that adult problems may have on children and to support practitioners to think about children early in any contact with a parent.

* Free activity *

Online
Ongoing Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 2
AASW Online

This two hour online training continues the discussion about creating and managing a successful private practice. This training is complimentary to Part 1.

Online
From Core Sensitivities to Adult Attachment Disorders: a treatment continuum
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The pioneering work of the late James Masterson MD and Ralph Klein MD has been acknowledged as the blueprint for the development of the “separation sensitive, esteem sensitive and safety sensitive’ framework used by the Circle of Security (Hoffman, Powell, Cooper et al 2014). These sensitivities often become the blueprint for the Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid disorders of self. This sixteen week workshop focusses on helping social workers identify these underlying structures in clients order to better target their interventions with this population.

Online
Child Aware supervision - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: online training

Child Aware supervision describes an approach that supervisors of frontline workers use to promote child and family-sensitive practices in their work with clients who have families. This approach incorporates attitudes, strategies and techniques that enable workers (and organisations) to identify and respond to the needs of the parenting role and the needs of a client's children.

* Free activity *

Online
ongoing Understanding and supporting people affected by forced adoption - training for health professionals
Endorsed CPD: online training

'Working with people affected by forced adoption: training for mental health professionals' is an 8-hour online training package aimed to increase awareness and up-skill health professionals in the area of past forced adoption policies and practices in Australia and the impacts on individuals. It forms one component of a national online training program developed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) designed to support health professionals working in mainstream services to deliver services in an appropriate and sensitive manner to people who have been affected by forced adoption.

* Free for AASW members for a limited time *

Online
Ongoing Postnatal depression and anxiety: new ways of understanding and responding effectively to risks - free webcast for professionals working with new parents
Endorsed CPD: Webcast

Postnatal depression and anxiety: new ways of understanding and responding effectively to risks. A webcast for professionals working with new parents

* Free event *

Online
Ongoing Recording of Jim Ife's November 2016 speech: social work in the era of Donald Trump Recording of Jim Ife's November 2016 speech: social work in the era of Donald Trump
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Jim Ife's speech at the AASW Tasmanian Branch Annual Dinner in 2016. Jim speaks for just over 30 minutes about how the recent changes to political agendas will impact social work moving forward.

*Free for AASW members*

Online
Ongoing Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Keynote address Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Keynote address Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Queensland Branches Social Work Conference Keynote address from Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis.

*Free for AASW members*

Online
ongoing Introduction to Logotherapy
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This course provides an introduction to Logotherapy, an evidence based approach to therapy developed by Viktor Frankl author of Man’s Search for Meaning, a book that has sold over 5 million copies in English alone. Participants will explore the theoretical framework for Franklian psychology as a philosophy, a personality theory, and a theory of psychotherapy to provide a new foundation for both your future life and professional work.

Online
Ongoing Eating Disorder Inpatient Management (EDIM)
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

Eating disorders in their severe forms often require a period of hospitalisation for medical stabilisation and to initiate re-feeding. This elearning program addresses this component of the treatment journey. It includes screening, assessment, medical and psychological management, admission and discharge planning processes. Broader concepts such as engagement, patient centred care, working with families carers and communication strategies are also addresses

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Ongoing The Essentials: Training Clinicians In Eating Disorder
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Essentials Program addresses the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED, and Binge Eating Disorder.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
- ongoing South Australian Branch Joint Agency Symposium - Social Work Futures
SWOT

Recordings of keynote presentations from the South Australian Joint Agency Social Work Symposium 2017 "Social Work Futures". This event sought to bring leaders and challengers from across the practitioner spectrum together to discuss four key elements of shaping change for the future of social work including:

  • the future of human rights in social care,
  • supervision models,
  • reclaiming professional judgement and
  • ethical deliberation
Online
Ongoing Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Invited speaker Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Invited speaker Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Queensland Branches Social Work Conference Invited speaker Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP's address

*Free for AASW members*

Online
Ongoing PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors
AASW SWOT: Online training

The PACTS project has developed an open access online teaching and learning resource, concerning family violence, for use with primary healthcare students.

* Free course *

Online
Ongoing Pathways into Research Pathways into Research
AASW Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

Research is a key activity in social work practice. Not only can research be used for evaluation or assessing resources, it can inform the creation of new programs, practice frameworks and policies. Contemplating where or how to start carrying out research can be overwhelming. Pathways into Research is an online module that has been developed by the National Research Committee of the Australian Association of Social Workers. It was developed in response to AASW members contacting the Association and asking how they could get more involved with research.

* Free for AASW members *

Online
28 November 2017 2017 NQLD November Network Meeting
Meeting

Please join us for our last Network Meeting for 2017. Robyn Cousens, Social Work Services Manager from the Department of Human Services will be speaking to the group on what services they provide and the ethical dilemmas they face on a daily basis.

The NQLD Branch Office is also located in a new space, so come and enjoy the presentation and join in the group discussion, meet and greet with other social workers in the area and check out our new office space!

We look forward to seeing you there :)

Townsville
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers