CUSTOMISED TRAINING

In addition to current training programs, QEC is happy to design education sessions, workshops and professional development to meet the identified learning needs of your staff and organisation. Sessions can be conducted at QEC’s Noble Park training facility or at other locations throughout Victoria and Australasia. Video-conferencing facilities are available at the QEC and can be transmitted throughout Australia.
 

ASSESSING PARENTING CAPACITY

This program offers an interactive workshop which is provided to prepare those working with, or preparing to work with, families whose infants and young children are at high risk of poor health and developmental outcomes.

Session objectives include:
• working with vulnerable families
• family centred assessment
• assessing parenting capacity and risk for children
• establishing client goals to harness motivation for change
• family sensitive and solution focused approaches
• worker safety
• case note documentation
 

USING VIDEO TAPED INTERACTIONS TO ENHANCE PARENTING INTERACTIONS

Evidence shows that the use of video taped excerpts is a powerful coaching tool for assisting parents to strengthen and modify their parenting responses. Participants will be helped to identify parenting strengths and challenges when reviewing taped interactions. Participants will workshop strengths based, solution focussed approaches and techniques for providing feedback to parents.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 0-5 YEARS

This workshop is aimed at providing participants with an understanding of expected developmental milestones in the first five years of life across the cognitive, social, emotional and physical domains. The relationship between the care giving environment and development will be explored including interventions aimed at enhancing children’s developmental outcomes.

 

REFLECTING ON YOUR PRACTICE

Reflecting on Your Practice uses the Family Partnership Reflective Practice handbook.

Early Childhood educators continually build their knowledge and develop their practice model as they examine the partnerships they develop with children, families and the community.
The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development frameworks encourage educators to enhance their practice by engaging in critical reflection.
This one day interactive workshop will:
• examine models for reflection
• discuss the strengths and challenges to each model
• develop an understanding of the qualities and skills we need to engage in reflective
• develop skills in using reflective questions
• discussion for implementing reflective practice in your workplace
Participants will engage in practice exercises using videos, their own experiences and the family partnership reflective practice handbook.
 

STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)

The current research and evidence related to SIDS will be explained. Practical strategies and ways to work with families to help them implement SIDS safe parenting practices will be explored. Behaviour and Management in Toddlers and Pre-schoolers Common behavioural issues in toddlers and pre-schoolers will be identified and a variety of management strategies to support parents and caregivers discussed.

 

SLEEP AND SETTLING STRATEGIES FOR THE BABY, TODDLER AND/OR PRE-SCHOOLER

Common settling issues that manifest in each age group will be discussed as will a variety of management strategies based on responsiveness to infant communication cues and behaviour.

 

ESTABLISHING APPROPRIATE DAILY ROUTINES AND PATTERNS FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRE-SCHOOLERS

The provision of repeated daily patterns plays an important role in assisting children’s development by enhancing their sense of security and assisting with behaviour management issues. This workshop will provide workers with the knowledge required to assist caregivers in implementing age appropriate patterns of daily living for children.

 

GOOD DOCUMENTATION

This one day training workshop is designed to be interactive and participants will have time for practising documentation skills and sharing experiences. Participants are encouraged to explore the elements of good documentation within the context of their own individual organisations and work requirements.

The workshop is aimed at developing workers knowledge and skills based on current legislative requirements. Discussion will included issues related to electronic documentation, legal requirements and the use of records and reports in court matters.

 

THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION

Effective work with families requires well developed communication skills. This workshop will help workers increase their effectiveness by strengthening their communication. This workshop is aimed at supporting professionals to develop their communication skills and assist in building relationships with families that are based on mutual trust and respect.

The day will be interactive and provide opportunities to explore a variety of communication strategies that enable families to explore their family dynamics and difficulties and help motivate and support change.

To obtain further information about our customised training contact QEC, Education Services on (03) 9549 2777 or email the theqec@qec.org.au.