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1300 914 318

 

Email

info@childaware.com.au

 

Child Aware is located in Carina and Strathpine. Child Aware offers a high standard of professional service, qualified and trusted staff and convenient opening hours

 


 

 

Opening Hours - Carina

Monday 11am–7pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 11am–7pm
Thursday 11am–7pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

Opening Hours - Strathpine

Monday 11am-7pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 9am–5pm
Thursday 11am–7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Training and Workshops 

Child Aware facilitates highly effective, engaging and evidence based professional development workshops to a broad range of audiences. We specialise in skills training for newly registered practitioners (social work, psychology, counselling), students and professionals wanting to increase their skills in working with children. Our training is:

  • Presented by qualified professionals
  • Interactive and experiential
  • Based on case examples to practically apply knowledge
  • Tailored to the audience
  • Designed to increase participants; knowledge, skills and confidence when working with clients

Child Aware schedules regular face to face training for individual registration. Group training is available for organisations who would like to train their staff in house.

 

Testimonials from our Workshops 

'loved the practical tools for engaging children'

'I found the activities and treatment techniques very beneficial' 

'information about consent and confidentiality were really helpful'

'information on development was really useful and the handouts are great'

'The presenters were fantastic, really open and honest in their communication style'

 

 

Workshop: Introduction to Counselling Children

child counselling workshopPractical Counselling Skills for working with children, young people and families (1 day course).

 

This introductory workshop aims to provide practical counselling information and skills to enhance your practice. It aims is to bridge the gap between what is provided in tertiary study and how you actually work with a client. This workshop is suitable for students, provisional psychologists, newly registered psychologists, other allied health professionals and experienced professionals wanting to increase their skills in working with children, young people and families. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics covered include:

Child development

Who has the right to consent to counselling

Intake and assessment, case notes and subpoenas

The first session: building rapport

Practical counselling techniques for working with children


 

Workshop: Introduction to Trauma and Children's Mental Health 

Trauma workshopPractical Counselling Skills for working with children, young people and families who have been impacted by Trauma (1 day course).

 

This introductory workshop aims to provide practical information and skills to enhance your practice. It aims is to bridge the gap between what is provided in tertiary study and how you actually work with a client who has experience trauma. This workshop is suitable for students, provisional psychologists, newly registered psychologists, other allied health professionals and experienced professionals wanting to increase their skills in working with children, young people and families. 

 

 

 

Topics covered include:

Types of harm (e.g. physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect)

Indicators and effects of harm

Practical information on how we can help children 

 


Workshop: Working with children & adolescents affected by Domestic Violence

Domestic violence workshopPractical Counselling Skills for working with children, young people and families who have been impacted by Domestic Violence (1 day course).

 

This workshop aims to provide practical information and skills to enhance your practice in working with children and adolescents affected by Domestic Violence. The workshop is informed by the Neurobiological model of DV (Bruce Perry & Child Trauma Academy), global research on childhood trauma and building resilience (The national child traumatic stress network & Research by Anne Masten) and Principles of Trauma Therapy; A guide to symptoms, evaluation and treatment (Briere & Scott)

 

This workshop is suitable for students, provisional psychologists, psychologists, other allied health professionals and experienced professionals wanting to increase their skills in working with children, young people and families. 

  

Topics covered include:

Understanding DV and its impacts on Family dynamics

Working with DV across the developmental span

Practical Counselling techniques for working with children exposed to DV

 


 

 

Workshop: Working with children at risk of harm

At risk of harmPractical Counselling Skills for working with children and young people who are at risk of harm (1 day course).

 

This workshop aims to provide practical information and skills to enhance your practice in working with children and adolescents at risk of harm (e.g. sexual abuse, domestic violence). This practical workshop covers the important topics of responding to disclosures, strategies for problem sexual behaviour and teaching protective behaviours. This workshop is suitable for students, provisional psychologists, psychologists, other allied health professionals and experienced professionals wanting to increase their skills in working with children, young people and families. 

  

 

 

 

Topics covered include:

Responding to Disclosures

Strategies for managing Problem Sexual Behaviour

Teaching Protective Behaviours

 


 

Workshop Fees

  • Full Fee $185.00 per person (incl GST) - includes lunch and handouts
  • Student Discount $165 (incl GST) - includes lunch and handouts

 


 

2018 Workshop Dates

 

2018 Child Aware WorkshopsLocationDate
Working with Children at Risk of Harm Brisbane (Strathpine Office)5th May 2018

Introduction to Trauma & Children's Mental Health

Brisbane (Strathpine Office)28 July 2018

Working with Children & Adolescents Affected by Domestic Violence

Brisbane (Strathpine Office)27 October 2018