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Carers are required to attend four mandatory core training sessions bi-annually. Youth Care Services are running a series of free training sessions to meet our carers’ needs. Our aim is to ensure our carers receive expert training to enhance their knowledge and skills in providing quality support to our young people in care

What you can expect: Youth Care Services training facilitators are highly experienced, skilled and knowledgeable in delivering quality training to equip our carers with the knowledge and skills required to provide quality care for children. You'll start learning immediately, gaining ability and knowledge that assists you to meet the individual needs of the young person/people in your care. We'll prepare you for your role as a Carer, ensuring you're supported throughout the journey of caring for children. You will benefit personally and professionally developing the skills to tackle challenging situations. Training sessions are scheduled to support your availability to attend.

Youth Care Services UPA - Training Sessions Timetable – July 2018 to December 2018
All training sessions are held in comfortable surroundings in our new facility located at Shop 9/75 Colonial Arcade, Main Street Alstonville NSW 2477

 

July 2018 Training Session Time About this training
Monday 23 July 2018 to Wednesday 28 November 2018 (First training session held on Monday 23 July 2018 – following sessions held every second Wednesday for 9 sessions) Reparative Parenting Program (RPP)
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually)
(Training is by application, participants are required to attend all sessions for the duration of this program)
10:00am – 12:30pm This training will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build a firm relationship foundation between carer and young person/s. It offers an understanding of trauma and attachment difficulties and provides skills in behaviour support as well as self-care for carers.
Monday 23 July 2018 Foster Carer Information Session
Questions and Answers
6:00pm – 7:00pm Foster care is providing care to children and young people when they are unable to remain with their own families, often due to abuse or neglect. A carer becomes an integral part of the child's life providing a safe, secure and stable environment for vulnerable children and young people.
August 2018 Training Session Time About this training
Saturday 4 August 2018
Saturday 11 August 2018
Shared Lives Foster Carer Training
(2 x consecutive Saturdays)
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually)
9:30am – 4:00pm These training sessions are designed to provide information on becoming a carer, what is involved in taking on a young person and preparing prospective carers for their role.
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Thursday 16 August 2018
Friday 17 August 2018
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually)

9:30am – 3:00pm Therapeutic Crisis Intervention acknowledges crisis as an opportunity to learn constructive ways to manage stressful situations. Through understanding of the Stress Model of Crisis and skills for building coregulation crisis can be managed, de-escalated or prevented.
September 2018 Training Session Time About this training
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Coming soon: Check your email for your invitation to attend our annual Carers Dinner
Annual Carers’ Dinner
Summerland Farm – House with No Steps
6:00pm -10:00pm A celebration held in honour and gratitude for our valued Carers. Those who help them be all they can be. Child care and activities are provided to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable evening for our carers. Location: Summerland House, Alstonville.
September 2018 Training Session Time About this event
Sunday 16 September 2018
Location: Alstonville Entertainment and Leisure Centre
Foster Carers Week – Family Fun Day Inter-agency fun day 9:30am – 4:00pm The week is an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge the selfless work carried out by foster and kinship carers, who find room in their hearts and homes for children and young people. This is our opportunity to thank you for providing a safe, loving and stable home to our young people in out of home care.
September 2018 Training Session Time About this event
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Thursday 20 September 2018
Response Ability Pathways (RAP)
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually
9:30am – 3:00pm The circle of courage integrates Native American philosophies of child-rearing, the heritage of early pioneers in education and youth work, and contemporary resilience research. The Circle of Courage is based on four universal growth needs of all children: belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. They reflect universal truths about valuing people and are validated by an emerging science of positive development and brain research. It is a strength-based approach to support our youth. Our shared goal is to CONNECT-CLARIFY-RESTORE.
October 2018 Training Session Time About this training
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Thursday 18 October 2018
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually
9:30am – 3:00pm See TCI above
Monday 22 October 2018 Foster Carer Information Session
Questions and Answers
6:00pm – 7:00pm Foster care is providing care to children and young people when they are unable to remain with their own families, often due to abuse or neglect. A carer becomes an integral part of the child's life providing a safe, secure and stable environment for vulnerable children and young people. Click here to register.
November 2018 Training Session Time About this training
Thursday 1 November 2018 Attachment Trauma Informed Care (ATIC) 10:00am -2:00pm Attachment trauma and neuroplasticity. Early experience shapes the structure and function of the brain... Attachment is the inherent capability of the human child to form close, reciprocal relationships with members of our family or others in our immediate environment. Trauma experiences can disrupt this. ATIC training offers skills and knowledge to support our young people.
Saturday 3 November 2018
Saturday 10 November 2018
Shared Lives Foster Carer Training
(2 x consecutive Saturdays)
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually)
9:30am – 4:00pm See Shared Lives Foster Carer Training above
Wednesday 7 November 2018 Successful Stress 5:30pm – 7:30pm Prioritise Your Wellbeing & Learn How to Deal with Stress in a Healthy Way. This relaxed information session will balance learning delivery with content and experiences.
Thursday 15 November 2018 First Aid + CPR 8:30am – 4:30pm This training session enables participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty and update CPR skills.
December 2018 Training Session Time About this event
Sunday 2 December 2018
Coming soon: Check your email for your invitation to attend our Annual Christmas Party
Youth Care Services UPA Annual Christmas Party
Location: Alstonville Entertainment Centre
10:00am – 3:00pm Annual Christmas Party celebration for our young people in out of home care and carers. A time to come together for the festive season and celebrate together.

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