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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination in child protection
This webinar explored promising initiatives that support the self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and agencies in child protection matters. These included emerging models of Aboriginal guardianship for Aboriginal children in Victoria, family participation in Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled family wellbeing services, and new models of Aboriginal-led governance for service system oversight at state and regional levels.   Follow Link
Safe Work NSW's safety month Workshops
FREE workshops in the Hunter, Central Coast and Port Stephens regions for Service Providers working in Health and Community services.
Programs include:
Say “No” to Bullying and Harassment
Train the Trainer - WHS Incident Investigation
Say "No" to Bullying and Harassment
Manual Handling
Resilience and Well-Being
WHS Committee Training
Emotional Intelligence
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Applications for 2018 Community Grants are now OPEN
Council's Community Grants program provides financial support to local non-profit community based organisations for activities that benefit the community and resident needs.
Community Grants are designed to assist in the establishment of projects, services and facilities in Maitland that foster community partnerships, promote access to community resources, and are deemed to benefit the community.
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Diagnosing children with mental health difficulties: Benefits, risks and complexities
This webinar critically examined the diagnostic categories and practices used in Australian health and welfare settings. It argued that it is vital that diagnoses be contextual to the child’s past and present environment and recognise the various biological, psychological and social factors that may be involved. The webinar aimed to encourage service providers and policy makers to reflect on the role that psychiatric diagnoses play and encouraged them to place such diagnoses in broader contexts relevant to the children and families they work with.

This webinar is relevant to practitioners, service providers and policy makers whose work involves children at risk of mental health conditions.
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Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect Webinar
This webinar summarised recent research on how professionals working with children and young people can create environments that support, and respond well to, children’s and young people’s disclosures of abuse or neglect. It also discussed the various barriers to reporting child abuse and neglect and outlined potential strategies to address them   Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect.pdf Download Flyer
Seriously Optimistic Online News - August/September 2018
SOON: Seriously Optimistic Online News
SOON has been redesigned and now incorporates all Innovative Resources latest articles (Blogs), as well as other news and events.

Through innovation, collaboration and research, Innovative Resources creates materials and delivers training to help empower people to make choices and take action.

Innovative Resources is committed to advancing best practices across all areas of human services work, and developing tools and resources to enhance service delivery.
Two Day Workshop: Acquiring & Building Effective Corporate Partnerships
This program has been designed to give you the skills, knowledge, tools and frameworks so that you can confidently position your partnership with the corporate sector.

No matter how strong the intent, for charities to maximise the mutual value from their corporate partners requires specific skills and knowledge. And for those NFPs seeking new support from the business sector, knowing who to approach, and how, can make the difference between success and failure.

To quickly empower employees in the charitable sector, Benojo have created a unique two day workshop in collaboration with TAFE NSW that focuses on building these strategic partnerships.
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‘Introduction to Autism’ module
Positive Partnerships have launched a 2018 update to their ‘Introduction to Autism’ module, with new videos of families and children on the spectrum talking about autism as well as other new resources.

It is a NESA accredited course for teachers who would like to complete it and receive a certificate for hours of attendance.
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Parenting 101 Episode
SafeCare is an evidence-based, behavioural skills training program (20 weeks in home) for parents of children ages 0-5 who are at-risk.
Parenting 101: All you need is love (and a bit of help) on the ABC iView. We all encourage all the family support workers who are making a difference in children’s and their families lives.

"Having a child is supposed to be the most natural thing in the world, but knowing how to raise children can be daunting. Follow the story of three mothers determined to learn how to become better parents."
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Sexual Assault Factsheets (Your body, your choice)
This resource has been developed by the City of Sydney, Redfern Legal Centre and Study NSW in consultation with Rape Crisis NSW, NSW Health Sexual Assault Service and NSW Police and it has been translated into 11 different languages.

The factsheet is designed to be given to students in a supportive environment when they are seeking information and help for themselves or a friend who may have experienced sexual assault e.g. from a crisis centre, counselling or support service.
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