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Australian Institute of Social Relations

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49a Orsmond Street
Hindmarsh, SA 5007 Australia
(08) 8245 8100 http://www.socialrelations.edu.au/

Upcoming Events

Conversations at the Kitchen Table

Tuesday, 16 and Wednesday, 17 June | 9.30am – 4.30pm

To support children to heal from trauma, we need to work with their parents; increasing their knowledge, skill and confidence in their parenting. Learn the art of talking to parents about parenting to assist them to meet their child’s needs. All participants receive a ‘Conversations at the Kitchen Table’ Handbook for guidance and easy reference. This reflective parenting resource was designed and developed by the Together4Kids team, as part of our support for workers in the homelessness and family and…

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Attachment Disorder in Adults: Practitioner Skills for Facilitating Attachment-Trauma Repair

June 19 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Attachment disorder can correlate with a number of adult psychological presentations, such as; intimate relationship disturbance, family dysfunction, and parenting problems. It may also link to psychological conditions, anxiety, depression and some personality disorders. Learn how best to work with adults presenting with attachment disorder from experts in the field, Dr. Tra-ill Dowie and Nigel Denning. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Monday, 1 and Tuesday, 2 July | 9.30am – 4.00pm

Assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan. All participants receive a Youth Mental Health Training Manual, Edition 4. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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Introducing Marte Meo

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Introducing Marte Meo provides students with a foundation in the practical approach of Marte Meo; supporting development through relationships in everyday communication. A pre-cursor to the six-day Supportive Communication Skills training program, this course introduces concepts to enable and enhance constructive interaction, used around the world by early childhood educators, social workers, paediatricians and nurses. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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Marte Meo Supportive Communication Skills

Thursdays, 23 July, 3 September, 17 September, 15 October, 5 November, 3 December 9.30am – 4.30pm

Gain International Accreditation as a Marte Meo Practitioner. Following on from the introductory workshop, the Marte Meo Supportive Communication Skills Training explores the adult supportive communications skills of; following, leading and supporting co-operation, making emotional connections, activating development, reading developmental messages behind behaviour, and recognising how to use these skills in daily interactions. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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The Garden: Train the Facilitator Therapeutic Program

Thursday, 20 and Friday 21 August | 9.30am – 4.30pm

Become a facilitator of The Garden Program, a practitioner-led therapeutic program for parents and their infant or toddler. Based on a strong theoretical background, The Garden Programs use themes and activities to explore the natural environment through art, shared sensory activities, movement, play, relaxation and reflective opportunities. This training is suitable for frontline and specialist worker in homelessness and Family and Domestic Violence Services, as well as therapeutic children’s workers, reunification and intensive family support practitioners. Visit the Australian Institute of…

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$75

Safe Environments for Children and Young People

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

For workers in a range of roles who are required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. This workshop has been developed to assist professionals providing services to children and young people. This training aims to educate staff on how to recognise, report and respond to children or young people who may be at risk of harm. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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$40

Safe Environments for Children and Young People Refresher

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This refresher workshop is for workers who are required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. It is suitable for anyone that has completed the full course within the last three years. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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Narrative Approaches to Responding to Families and Young People in Crisis

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Narrative Therapy is a respectful, engaging, and a creative way to work with young people and families. Support young people and their families to reclaim authorship of their own lives in the face of vulnerability. Narrative ideas complement and respond to the effects of relational trauma that disrupts the child-care giver connection. In this interactive workshop, practice, explore and discuss narrative skills and techniques. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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Working Better with Nunga Kids

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us in this not to be missed training. Aboriginal workers share their knowledge and skills to help participants develop a culturally appropriate approach to working with Aboriginal (Nunga) children. Working through a trauma lens, participants will develop their understanding that children’s behaviour is communication. Additionally, responses to Nunga children and their parents must be therapeutic, consider the effects of intergenerational trauma, and support connection and pride in culture. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information,…

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Accidental Counsellor

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Accidental Counsellor is a full-day course that provides practical skills for when you are ‘being a counsellor’. This training provides practical and effective skills to step into the shoes of a counsellor and be able to respond to and support others when they are angry, distressed or experiencing a challenging time. This training is suitable for workers in any profession. Visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations website for more information, and to enrol.

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