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Training & Events Calendar

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 – January 2022 forward
 You can download a copy of the UPA Youth Care Services Training and Events Calendar here.
All training sessions are held in comfortable surroundings in our new facility located at Youth Care UPA, Shop 9/75 Main St, Alstonville NSW 2477
Online Training Available
Online - ongoing
Contact Louise Lama
02 6620 4400 for enrolment details
Shared Lives Foster Care Training
My Forever Family
ZOOM Access These training sessions are designed to provide information on becoming a foster carer, what is involved in taking on a foster child and preparing prospective carers for the role of fostering.
Online - ZOOM Access Required
Facilitator: Megan Spencer
Date: TBA
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This link contains extensive information around children/adolescents identified with ASD. There is also a video tab with a range of videos.
https://raisingchildren.net.au/autism
Anytime According to Autism Spectrum Australia (2018), the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Australia is 1 in 70 people. Individuals identified as having ASD have a distinctive and beautiful way of perceiving and interacting with the world. Given the right environment and skill building opportunities, children, and young people with ASD can capitalise on their unique attributes, to build mastery and independence. This training provides an overview of the key features of ASD and key support considerations.
Online recorded session
Anytime
Successful Stress 9.30am - 12.30pm “We can’t pour from an empty cup”. Prioritise your wellbeing and learn how to deal with stress in a healthy way. This relaxed information session will balance learning delivery with content and experiences.

 

June 2022 Training Session Time About this training
Monday 6th June 2022
Facilitator: Megan Spencer
Components of Behaviour 9:30am – 1:00am
(3.5hrs)
Components of behaviour – training in person
Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th June 2022 (TBC)
Facilitator: TBA
Response Ability Pathways (RAP)
(Core Unit)
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.
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Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th June 2022
Facilitators: Cait Fletcher-Jones & Melina Purcell
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
(Core Unit)
9:00am – 3:30pm 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 co-regulation crisis can be managed, de-escalated, or prevented.
July 2022 Training Session Time About this training
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th
July 2022

Facilitator: Trent Chapman, Prevent Consultants
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 9:00am – 4:00pm This course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs, and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people. Where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective and how to provide first aid in a crisis.
September 2022 Training Session Time About this training
Monday 5th September 2022
Facilitator: Megan Spencer
Proactive Strategies (visuals)
Workshop in Person
9:30am – 12:00pm Proactive strategies (visuals)
Friday 9th September 2022
(TBC)
Annual Carers’ Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm A celebration held in honour and gratitude for our valued Foster Carers. Those who help them be all they can be. Childcare and activities are provided to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable evening for our carers.
October 2022 Training Session Time About this training
Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th &
Thursday 27th October 2022

Facilitators: Tracey Anderssen, Melina Purcell & Cait Fletcher-Jones
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
(Core Unit)
9:30am – 3:30pm 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 co-regulation crisis can be managed, de-escalated, or prevented
November 2022 Training Session Time About this training
Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th
November 2022 (TBC)

Facilitator: TBA
Response Ability Pathways (RAP)
(Core Unit)
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.
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December 2022 Training Session Time About this training
Sunday 4th December 2022
Macadamia Castle, Knockrow
Youth Care Services UPA Annual Christmas Party 11:00am – 2:00pm Annual Christmas Party celebration for our Foster Care children and carers. A time to come together for the festive season and celebrate together.

 

External Training Available - Optional
My Forever Family My Forever Family have several free training sessions throughout the year. There are various subjects of interest for Carers.
https://www.myforeverfamily.org.au/events
If you undertake one of these trainings, please forward your certificate / confirmation of attendance to youthcare@youthcareupa.org so we can add this to your training portfolio..