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May 2020

Webinar: Beyond ‘screen time’: making the most of digital technology in the early years

May 19 @ 8:00 pm

How can you help your child make the most of digital technology in early childhood? Play-based learning expert Professor Susan Edwards presents this free, live webinar. You’re invited to join the webinar about how digital technology can help your child learn, and how you can get the most out of it for your child. This webinar will help you: understand what ‘technology’ means, and how it’s changing see ‘digital’ as part of your child’s world think about how good-quality digital technology can…

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Webinar – Autism and Employment Webinar

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

A free webinar for autistic people wanting tips on finding and keeping a job (as well as people supporting autistic people through employment). Do you want to know more about autism and employment? Join us for a day of discussion and get valuable information about finding and keeping work. You will: hear about employment from the perspectives of two autistic people get tips on finding a job and doing job interviews learn about the kinds of communication often needed in…

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Webinar: Mentoring Mindset

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

By Mentoring Works One of the things I‘ve learned is that there’s something beyond simply learning the techniques that makes mentoring work. Skills and techniques are important however, a mentoring mindset is just as valuable. The mentoring mindset includes the essential attitudes, values or philosophy with which people approach their role in mentoring. In this webinar, we’ll look at how to: 1. Build trust 2. Generate insight and open up possibilities 3. Empower mentees Fri, May 22, 2020 9:30 AM…

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Implementing the NDIS Practice Standards: Online Workshop Series

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered by Disability Consulting Services. This series of workshops is designed to build your knowledge and confidence in applying the NDIS practice standards. Learn from our experts and hear what other organisations are doing. This hands-on, practical workshop is designed for small groups of like minded organisations to work together in documenting their evidence against the standards. Finish each session with a good understanding of the evidence you have to meet the standard and progress toward your continuous improvement plan.…

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Mental Health Awareness

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Taken directly from the event organiser's website link: A course for anyone wanting to understand mental illness and learn how to respond to people who may be experiencing distress. A half day interactive workshop aimed at education about mental illness and providing skill development to allow people to confidently respond when they encounter people in distress. Mental Health Victoria Member rate $95 Non-member rate $130 All course materials are included.   Please note this event is not run by or associated…

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Live Streamed Event: Disability Rights in Conversation

May 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Advocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion Inc (ADAI) and Equality Lawyers are hosting a live digital event: Disability Rights in Conversation. This conversation will cover topics such as; ‘what’s the difference between an advocate and a lawyer?’, and ‘how can I be involved in the Disability Royal Commission?’, as well as questions from the public. When: 26 May 2020 Time: 12:30pm - 1pm ACST How do I access the event: This event will be live streamed to Advocacy for Disability Access and…

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Webinar: Preparing young people to leave care during COVID-19

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenters: Philip Mendes and Jacinta Waugh Wednesday 27 May 2020, 1:00–2:00pm AEST. Find your time zone. Young people leaving care face many challenges. We have explored these in past webinars, looking at young people’s experiences of leaving care and how they could be better supported by extending care. In the wake of COVID-19, there is growing concern that young people leaving care will face even greater challenges. This webinar will reflect on past CFCA presentations and current responses in considering what may…

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June 2020

AIFS 2020 Conference (Mel) / postponed

June 9 - June 12
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Melbourne, + Google Map
$750 – $1190

The preliminary conference program PDF is now available. This year’s conference features five pre-conference workshops, six plenary sessions and a further 212 oral presentations. Our e-poster program is coming soon. Please note: The preliminary program is subject to change. Full program details with links to abstracts will also be made available soon. Download program PDF

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Webinar: What will it take for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to live vibrant, joyful lives?

June 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Taken directly from AIFS's website link: This webinar will discuss SNAICC’s work in policy development and advocacy to help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. What will it take for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to live vibrant, joyful lives? Richard Weston This webinar will discuss SNAICC’s work in policy development and advocacy to help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. This webinar is presented by Richard Weston, CEO, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children.…

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COVID-19 and how it affects young people

June 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Information below has been taken directly from the event organiser. This webinar will discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on young people, looking at both the immediate and long term. This collaboration between AIFS and the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) will feature YACVic CEO Katherine Ellis and a panel of young people discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on young people in Australia. Katherine will speak on the disproportionate impacts that COVID-19 is having on young people, looking at both…

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