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Family partnership training

  • CCCH offers four courses on the Family Partnership Model.

    Family Partnership Model Foundation Course

    Would you like to engage with families more effectively to achieve positive outcomes? Do you want to enhance your skills and confidence? Are you ready to be professionally and personally challenged?

    This course explores the evidence-based Family Partnership Model and uses activities to build participants’ skills. The Family Partnership Model is an innovative approach based upon an explicit model of the ‘helping’ process that demonstrates how specific ‘helper’ qualities and skills, when used in partnership, can enable parents and families to overcome their difficulties, build strengths and resilience and fulfil their goals more effectively. A number of research trials have demonstrated the positive benefits of this model to the developmental progress of children, parent-child interaction and the psychological functioning of parents, families and children.

    The course explores all aspects of the model, including ways to work with families to identify their needs, to build a genuine and respectful ‘partnership’, to set goals and to help families to achieve these goals. The course takes an adult learning approach which values, recognises and builds on the experience that participants bring with them. During the course, participants are encouraged to actively practise their skills in a supportive learning environment.

    Course outcome: Participants will develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in the processes of the evidence-based Family Partnership Model, including engaging and relating well to parents, and effectively supporting them to achieve jointly identified outcomes.

    Cost: $1,550 incl GST (with Reflective Practice Handbook), and $1480 incl GST (without Reflective Practice Handbook)

    Duration: 5 days

    Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (each day)

    Date:  Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2018 (5 days)

               Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August (5 days)

               Thursday 11, 18, 25 October & 1, 8 November (5 days)

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    Family Partnership Model Reflective Practice Workshop

    This one-day workshop is a follow-up to the five-day Family Partnership Model Foundation Course and will explore reflective practice as a strategy for keeping helpful change at the forefront of family partnership practice. The workshop provides participants with an opportunity to:

    • revisit core components of the Family Partnership Model (FPM)
    • share reflections and learning from the application of the Family Partnership Model
    • reflect on and explore the new FPM Reflective Practice Handbook, including its  practice resources designed to support the implementation of FPM in practice. 
    • consider the Family Partnership Model as a framework for reflective practice in the workplace.

    Course outcome: Participants will reflect on and review their FPM practice, how this can be supported by the new Family Partnership Reflective Practice Handbook and deepen their understanding of reflective practice as a strategy.

    Cost: $320 (incl GST) or $397 (incl GST) with Reflective Practice Handbook 

    Duration: 1 day

    Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

    Date: 4 September 2018

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    Family Partnership Model Facilitator Course

    The aim of this course is to enable those who have completed the Family Partnership Model Foundation course to become Family Partnership Model Foundation course facilitators.

    Two Family Partnership Model facilitators will work with participants over the six days to:

    • develop their understanding of the theoretical and skills base for Family Partnership
    • gain an overview of the structure, content, method and skills used in facilitating the Family Partnership Model program
    • observe facilitators demonstrate the various skills and methods in facilitating Family Partnership Model Training and gain feedback and experience in facilitating these sessions.

    The training will be interactive and will require the involvement of all participants. Participants are encouraged to explore and reflect on their knowledge and understanding throughout the course, and will be given opportunity to practice their skills and gain constructive feedback.

    Participants are not assessed, but as the course is constructed to build on prior learning, successful completion is dependent on attendance.

    Course outcome: Participants will be able to train others to use the Family Partnership Model in partnership with parents/clients in their communities.

    Cost: $2,150

    Duration: 6 days

    Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (each day)

    Date: 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 February 2018 (6 days)

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    Family Partnership Model Foundation Course Facilitator Update  

    In July 2015, the Centre for Parent and Child Support (CPCS) introduced changes to the format of the FPM foundation course to reflect findings from its research study of FPM in practice. CPCS also introduced a NEW Reflective Practice Handbook to accompany the delivery of FPM courses.

    This workshop is for FPM facilitators to familiarise themselves with the changes in the FPM foundation course, the Reflective Practice Handbook and its new FPM practice resources.  It is an opportunity to:

    • understand the changes to the new FPM course
    • review and reflect on content of each day , including sample facilitation notes
    • explore the use of the Reflective Practice handbook and its practice resources

    Course outcome: Participants are familiar with the new FPM foundation course format and Reflective Practice Handbook and resources.

    Cost: $320 (incl GST) or $397 (incl GST) with Reflective Practice Handbook 

    Duration: 1 day

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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.