Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Tools for Self-Care (Workshop 3)

Workshop #3 rounds off the series by introducing the tools and strategies for practitioners to implement into their practice to ensure ongoing self-care and wellbeing.  Workshop #3 covered: Self-care Tools; Frameworks; Developing a vicarious resilience framework; The art of happiness; Personality and vicarious resilience. Workshop #3: Tools for Self-Care is the first time we have split a full day equivalent …

Online Q&A: COVID Packages for Housing and Homelessness Services

This session was the fourth in the series of online workshops to address the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Communities provided an overview of the state government’s COVID-19 packages including Extended Brokerage, Tele Health Screening and Moreton Group Medical Service (MGMS), Mental Health Homelessness Outreach Support Team (MHHOST) and the Safe Space Expansion. …

Online Q&A: RTA Evictions, Exemptions and Complications

Third in the series of online workshops, this session presented by the Tenants’ Union, addressed the most current and targeted information for specialist homelessness services to support consumers around changes to the Residential Tenancy Act and the impact COVID-19 measures including the moratorium on evictions, rent increases and the Residential Rent Relief Grants. The session provided sector specific information including …

Online Q&A: COVID Worksafe Regulations Workshop

This session was the second in the series of online workshops that addressed the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. The session provided sector specific information regarding the mandatory completion of COVID Worksafe Plans and targeted advice for keeping our SHS and CHP staff and consumers safe. Click here to read the Summary and evaluation report.

Online Q&A: Rent Setting and Centrelink’s COVID payments

This session was the first in the series of online workshops to address the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. Sue Brooke Provided sector specific information, resources and links to relevant information on changes to entitlements including Job Seeker, Job Keeper and changes to Centrelink service delivery and consumer access. Rachael Andrews gave an overview of changes …

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Vicarious Resilience: Workshop 2

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Vicarious Resilience: Workshop 2 is the second in our series of innovative and dynamic workshops to equip professionals with contemporary knowledge and practices when working with complexity. The course explored the neurosocial science of cumulative stress and burnout with a focus on the vicarious impacts of working with complexity and how the brain disrupts self-care. …

Mental Health: A Trauma Informed Approach

Shelter Tas held training for Mental Health: a trauma-informed approach, as part of our Workforce Development Program. Full day sessions were held in Hobart and Devonport, and included: Trauma-Informed responses to complex mental health presentations including co-morbidity, suicidality and self-harm, aggressive behaviours and psychosis A focus on concepts of containment, de-escalation and “holding the risk” for workers Trauma-based behaviours associated …

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Working with Complexity (Workshop 1)

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Working with Complexity (Workshop 1) was the first in a series of innovative and dynamic workshops co-designed by the sector to equip Tasmania’s housing and homelessness professionals with contemporary knowledge and practices when working with complexity. The course aimed to increase knowledge and skills about the challenges that professionals face when working in complex situations …

Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma

Experiences of trauma can influence how children learn, grow and develop. It can affect a child’s self-image and the ways in which they relate to others and express themselves. As part of the Workforce Development Program, Shelter Tas held training on Nurturing connection and growth in children and young people affected by trauma in Hobart and Launceston during April 2019. …

Tasmania’s Residential Tenancy Act: What’s new, what’s coming, and everything you need to know

‘Tasmania’s Residential Tenancy Act: What’s new, what’s coming, and everything you need to know’ was offered in response to the success of previous RTA training presented by the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania in 2016. The purpose of the training was to educate workers new to the homelessness sector and to update the knowledge of more experienced practitioners, particularly due to …