Communities and Justice

Training

LINKS Training and Support provides a range of evidence-based training for carers and out-of-home care professionals in NSW. To find out more or request booking links, please email LINKS Training and Support.

 

Healing from Trauma

The majority of kids in out-of-home care have experienced trauma, and the impact is lasting. In Healing from Trauma you will:

  • learn how to identify and respond well to trauma-based behaviours, and reduce trauma triggers
  • develop a shared language and explore collaboration between carers, caseworkers and other out-of-home care professionals
  • discover ways to create environments of safety for kids in out-of-home care, while building strength and resilience.

 

Upcoming training sessions

Contact LINKS Training and Support to receive booking information.


You've Got This!

Kids in out-of-home care are at greater risk of displaying problematic and harmful sexual behaviours (PHSB). In You’ve Got This! you will:

  • learn to how identify, prevent and respond to PHSB
  • discover the role trauma can play
  • understand and reduce the risks for kids in out-of-home care
  • explore current research, practical strategies and common language.

 

Upcoming training sessions

Contact LINKS Training and Support to receive booking information

 

Endings and Beginnings

Placement changes and other transitions can be difficult for kids in out-of-home care. In Endings and Beginnings you will:

  • learn what transitions are
  • discover the complexity of transitions in care
  • understand transitions from three perspectives: caseworker, carer and kids
  • hear from Stephen, a young Aboriginal man who recounts his experiences of care, adversity and hope for the future.

 

Upcoming training sessions

Contact LINKS Training and Support to receive booking information

 

FAQs

How often do you deliver training?

LINKS Training and Support offers a variety of training throughout the year. Training is generally advertised two months in advance (upcoming dates are listed above). Please email linkssupport@dcj.nsw.gov.au for access to our booking page.

Is your training available to NGO-based carers and professional?

Yes! Training is open to all out-of-home care professionals and carers in NSW.

Do you offer face-to-face training?

LINKS Training and Support training is delivered online via MS Teams. If you’re a DCJ carer or professional, speak to your caseworker or district psychologist about face-to-face opportunities. If you’re attached to an NGO, please ask your agency directly.

How much does it cost to attend training?

LINKS Training and Support provides training free of charge to all participants, in support of recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Our facilitator training (including associated training resources) is also free for all eligible out-of-home care professionals.

We expect that trained facilitators will continue to provide training free of charge to all participants.

There are no places available on my preferred training dates – what should I do?

Our online training is very popular, and places are limited. But don’t worry if you miss out on your preferred dates – new sessions are added monthly! Please check the website for upcoming training, or email linkssupport@dcj.nsw.gov.au for access to our booking page.

Training is offered to carers, but can parents and family members attend?

LINKS Training and Support delivers training specifically to foster, relative and kinship carers. At times it may be helpful for other members of a child’s support team to receive equivalent training.  If you’re connected to DCJ, speak to your caseworker or district psychologist about training opportunities for family members. If you’re attached to an NGO, please ask your agency directly.

Do you provide facilitator training?

Yes! We provide facilitator training for:

·       Healing from Trauma – a 3.5 hour online workshop

·       You’ve Got This! – a self-paced e-learn followed by a 2 hour online workshop

Once you’ve completed facilitator training we provide access to all training resources. Please email linkssupport@dcj.nsw.gov.au to express your interest.

Am I eligible to attend facilitator training?

LINKS Training and Support provides facilitator training to out-of-home care professionals delivering training to carers and / or peers in their current role. We’ll ask you about your role prior to confirming your booking.

Please consider attending professional training if you’re ineligible for facilitator training.

Last updated:

12 Feb 2024