Courses & Workshops

Description and cost of courses January to June 2017.

Family Partnership Model – Foundational Training

The Family Partnership Model developed in the United Kingdom by Davis, Day and Bidmead (2002) has been widely implemented as a model of care in child and family health practice. This course is designed to provide participants with an orientation to the model, and the opportunity to develop their skills in the practical application of the model. Key elements of the program include understanding the helping process, skills and qualities of the helper, building rapport in the first encounter, goal setting and supporting parents to change constructs.

Recommended for: all child and family health professionals.

Length of training: 5 days

Date and venue: TBA. Please contact Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Cost: External participants: $1,000.00 (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Family Partnership Refresher

This program provides participants with an update on the key topics addressed in Family Partnership Model – Foundational Training.

Target audience: Recommended for all child and family health professionals who require an update of Family Partnership Model.

Pre/co-requisite programs: Previously completed Family Partnership Training

Length of training: One day

Date & venue: Thursday 23rd March 2017 at Tresillian Nepean (1b Barber Avenue, Kingswood)

Cost: External participants: $250.00 (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge.

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Keys to Caregiving (NCAST)

A pre-requisite to NCAST-PCI program, Keys to Caregiving provides participant with an evidence based approach to understanding newborn and infant behaviour, including information on infant cues, infant states, state modulation and the importance of the feeding interaction. Keys to Caregiving benefit the parent-child relationship in several ways. These include enhancing understanding of the infant’s abilities, parent confidence and enabling health care professionals to share this knowledge with parents.

Target audience: Recommended for all child and family health professionals.

Length of training: One day

Date and venue: Wednesday 26th April at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue

Cost:  External participants $290.00 (course & study guide – GST included).

TFCC employees $40.00 (study guide – GST included). Course attendance is free.

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Introduction to Infant Mental Health (NCAST)

The importance of the early years of a child’s life are now well recognised for its impact on early brain development and the development of the parent and child relationship. This one-day workshop explores:

  • The development of brain regions associated with self-regulation
  • The development of self-regulation from infancy through to toddlerhood
  • The development of the baby’s first relationships using attachment theory as a framework
  • The integration of knowledge of infant mental health into child and family health clinical practice to effectively develop parents’ capacity to provide care that promotes secure parent-infant attachment with the subsequent benefit of healthy emotional regulation.

Target audience: Recommended for all child and family health professionals.

Length of training: One day

Date and venue: Wednesday 15th March at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue

Cost: External participants: $250.00. (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge.

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Promoting maternal mental health during pregnancy (NCAST)

In this program, participants explore the importance of helping the pregnant woman with mental and emotional health during pregnancy, as this can improve chances of a healthy relationship with her child. Key elements of the program include issues that can impact on the maternal-child relationship including high risk factors in pregnancy, previous bereavement or loss, domestic violence and pre-existing mental health conditions.

Target audience: Midwives, child and family health professionals.

Length of training: One day

Date and venue: Wednesday 3rd May at Tresillian Nepean, 1b Barber Avenue

Cost: External applicants - $270.00 (Includes GST and course manual)

TFCC employees: no charge.

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Scale

In this program, participants learn skills in the observation and assessment of caregiver and child during a feeding situation. A key element of this program is the opportunity to be assessed for reliability in the use of a validate tool, the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Assessment Scale.

Target audience: Nominated Registered Nurses

Pre/co-requisites: All participants must have previously completed the Keys to Caregiving program

Length of training: Five days

Date and venue: To be advised. Please contact Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Cost: External participants: $2,000.00. (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

NCAST PCI Recertification

This workshop is provided for clinicians who have previously been certified as reliable for NCAST PCI and require annual recertification. Access is limited to key and targeted staff or affiliated organisations.

For further details: Email Tresillian.Education@sswahs.nsw.gov.au