Resource – Trauma-informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT)

Posted by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit December 12, 2018 A FREE quality improvement audit and implementation resource for developing a trauma-informed organisational and practice culture. The TICP Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT) is a public resource, to be used by any organisation wishing to improve its organisational and service delivery culture and practices. Our TICP Toolkit is […]

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Resource – ‘Continence Support Now’ Pocket Guide

Posted by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit December 17, 2018 An online continence pocket guide for the growing disability and aged care workforce is now available to help improve the care that thousands of Australians receive in their homes. Continence Support Now is a concise, mobile device-friendly website that personal care workers can easily access on […]

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Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest good for people

JFA Purple Orange has released its paper on Communities of Practice (CoP) and Communities of Interest (CoI). The publication uses real life examples and stories to illustrate all areas of CoPs and CoIs, including how to create and maintain them, and the benefits they present for people living with disability. Download the Communities of Practice […]

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Longitudinal study: Growing up in Australia: Chapters on adolescence

By Australian Institute of Family Studies. Chapter 7: Adolescent help-seeking This chapter describes the past help-seeking behaviours and future help-seeking intentions of adolescents, focusing on who adolescents go to for help. Chapter 6: Adolescents’ relationships with their peers The latest chapter examines the peer relationships of Australian Children around mid-adolescence and the influence of these friendships […]

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Website: Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) aims to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.

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Resource – Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest A Way of Sharing, Connecting and Informing for People Living with Disability

JFA Purple Orange has written a paper about Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest. A Community of Interest (CoI) can be described as a network of people who share the same interests, knowledge and understanding of a given subject. People take part to exchange thoughts and ideas about their common interest. A Community of […]

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Resource – A National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australia

Developed and published by Autism CRC with the financial support of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care. The Guideline also emphasises the importance of listening to […]

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Resource – Doing an effective case review with a person with disability: A person-centred approach

This guide is about how to conduct an effective case review. It applies specifically to conducting a case review in the disability sector, however the principles raised may be of interest to providers and practitioners in other sectors. Doing an effective case review with a person with disability: A person-centred approach

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Resource – Taking Action on Disability Discrimination

Taking Action on Disability Discrimination Disability Discrimination Legal Service It is against the law for people to be treated unfairly because of their disability, unless there are particular circumstances. This booklet discusses the laws and processes that protect people from unlawful discrimination in Victoria. It includes case studies that outline findings against discrimination in a range of […]

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Resource – ‘Understanding Abuse’ Learning Bites

Understanding Abuse Learning Bites – a resource developed by National Disability Services The ‘Understanding Abuse’ Learning Bites are 3-5 minute videos addressing eight life areas. They can be used to promote discussion and personal reflection by support workers. Each Learning Bite has a printable worksheet to be completed and signed off by the supervisor

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