Events and Training

UPA Foster Care Training &
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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 2020 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
August 2020 Training Session Time About this training
Date: Wednesday 5 August 2020
Facilitator/s: TBA
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Carers Code of Conduct
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance biannually)
10.00am – 1:00pm This training is an informative session to provide up to date data involved in compliance as Foster carers. Incorporating a brief overview of the Care & Protection Act, Child Safe Standards, Rights of the Child and Recommendations from the Royal Commission. Focusing on the Carer Code of Conduct, Carer and agency financial obligations, and a brief overview on car restraints to support Carers within the placement.
Date: Monday 10th August 2020
Facilitator/s: Louise Lama
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 foster carer becomes an integral part of the child's life providing a safe, secure and stable environment for vulnerable children and young people.
Dates: TBA
Facilitators: My Forever Family
Delivery Mode: Online
Shared Lives Foster Carer Training
(For online delivery details contact reception on 02 6620 4400).
Online Delivery 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.
Date: Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th of August
Facilitator/s: Tracey Anderssen & Sandra Fairfull Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance biannually)
9:00am – 3:30pm Therapeutic Crisis Intervention acknowledges crisis as an opportunity to learn constructive ways to manage stressful situations. Through an understanding of the Stress Model of Crisis and skills for building co-regulation crisis can be managed, de-escalated, or prevented
September 2020 Training Time About this event
Date: Sunday 13th September TBC (Pending COVID Restrictions) 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 2020 – Youth Care Services UPA Training and Events Calendar V01 -01/07/2020 homes for children and young people. This our opportunity to thank you for providing a safe, loving and stable home to our Foster Care children.
Cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions 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 2020 Training Time About this event
Date: Thursday 1st October 2020
Facilitator/s: Craig Nolan
Venue: TBA
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
First Aid + CPR
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance biannually)
8.30am - 4.30am This training session enables participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty and update CPR skills.
Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020
Facilitator: Megan Spencer
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Grief & Loss 10.00am - 1.00pm “Grief is not something we get over, but something we go through” The experience of loss is an intrinsic part of life. Grief is the process we go through following a sense of loss. The experience of grief and loss is incredibly pervasive in the out of home care world, for children and young people, biological family, foster care family and community groups. Grief affects us all differently, the way we think, feel and behave. This training invites carers to explore how grief may be experienced, and how to support oneself and others.
Date: Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st October 2020
Facilitator/s: Aiden Thomas, Melina Purcell
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Response Ability Pathways (RAP)
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance biannually)
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.
November 2020 Training Time About this event
Date: Monday 9th November 2020
Facilitator/s: Louise Lama
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 foster carer becomes an integral part of the child's life providing a safe, secure and stable environment for vulnerable children and young people.
Date: Tuesday 17th November 2020
Facilitator/s: Trudi Fehrenbach
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Autism Spectrum Disorder 10:00am – 1:00pm 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.
Date: Saturday 21st & 28th November 2020 Facilitator/s: Louise Lama
Delivery Mode: TBC
Shared Lives Foster Carer Training
(2 x consecutive Saturdays)
9:30am – 4:00pm 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.
December 2020 Training Time About this event
Date: Sunday 6th December 2020 Youth Care Services UPA Annual Christmas Party 10:00am – 3:00pm Annual Christmas Party celebration for our Foster Care children and carers. A time to come together for the festive season and celebrate together.