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My Kids & Me Facilitator Training

Family InSight

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 8:45 am - Thursday, 6 July 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEST)

My Kids & Me Facilitator Training

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General Admission - One Day Workshop   more info 17 Tickets 27/06/2017 $395.00 $0.00
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What you will learn

My Kids and Me is a unique seven week course for parents whose children have been removed into statutory care. Restoration may or may not be part of the case plan. The aim of the program is to give parents an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and provide an opportunity for change. The course is psycho-educational in nature and was developed by a team of parent educators, psychologists, social workers and intensive family support workers. The My Kids and Me program was developed by CatholicCare Sydney and CatholicCare Wollongong between 2008 and 2011. It was externally evaluated in 2011 by the Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia. Copies of the evaluation are available from the developers. In 2015 the program was awarded Gold Accreditation by the Institute of Group Leaders.  The program won the 2015 CSSA award for most innovative new program and was nominated for the 2015 HESTA Community Sector Organisation Award. 

Who should attend

The two day Facilitator Training Program is aimed at experienced workers in the areas of parent education, out of home care, intensive family support or related services. It would be expected that these staff would have tertiary qualifications in the social sciences or equivalent.  They should have knowledge and experience of group process and theory and preferably have completed training in group facilitation. Facilitators should have an understanding of the issues related to parents whose children have been removed, the capacity to manage strong emotions, a willingness to use creative tools and the ability to work in a co-facilitation model.  Organisations should note that two trained facilitators are required to lead the My Kids and Me course. 

This training has been subsidised by the Hunter Networks of Practice and is open to Family Workers/facilitators who work with families with children aged 0-8 in the Hunter Region. 

Facilitators

Angharad Candlin is the Coordinator of CatholicCare Sydney’s Parent Education program.  She is a Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with families, including out of home care and adoption.  Angharad regularly facilitates parenting groups as well as training, supervising and mentoring other professionals.  Angharad has led the My Kids and Me development and training team since 2008. 

Gina Musumeci is a Social Worker with post graduate qualifications in Family Therapy.  She has over 20 years’ experience working with families including in community settings, individual and family therapy and group facilitation.  Gina has been facilitating parenting groups since 2009.  She regularly facilitates My Kids and Me and participated in the evaluation of the program.

 

 

 

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Noah's on the Beach
Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara Street
NEWCASTLE, NSW 2300
Australia

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 8:45 am - Thursday, 6 July 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEST)


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Organiser

Family InSight

Contact Carolyn or Charmaine at Hunter Networks of Practice on 02 4961 0700 or email nop@familyinsight.org.au

 

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