De-Stigmatising Borderline Personality Disorder

Feedback collected from Tasmanian SHS organisations revealed a need for further training in mental health and trauma-based care, and the Reference Group had identified Borderline Personality Disorder as an important area to provide training in, as had been raised as an issue in services. ‘De-stigmatising Borderline Personality Disorder’ (BPD) training was held on the 27th April at the Waterfront Function …

Best Practice in Case Note Writing

The request for training in case note writing was received from individual services as well as Housing Tasmania. Interest in this training resulted from the Department of Health and Human Services introduction of the Outcomes Reporting Framework and SHIP reporting consistency requirements across Type 1, 2 and 3 services. It was considered a priority training topic due the relevance to …

Motivational Interviewing

Requests for training in Motivational Interviewing techniques came out of consultations with the sector, as well as from some of the people who participated in the ‘Complex Clients and Self Care’ training as part of the WDS. It was decided to ask Amovita to run this training, as they had come to Tasmania in February 2016 to run the ‘Complex …

Motivational Interviewing

Requests for training in Motivational Interviewing techniques came out of consultations with the sector, as well as from some of the people who participated in the ‘Complex Clients and Self Care’ training as part of the WDS. It was decided to ask Amovita to run this training, as they had come to Tasmania in February 2016 to run the ‘Complex …

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice training was offered in response to sector feedback and to complement the ‘Complex Clients and Self Care’ training which was offered in February 2016. ‘Providing self-care strategies to allow workers to effectively deal with challenging circumstances and situations at work was considered an important way to address concerns about employee wellbeing within the sector’ (Complex Clients and Self …

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice training was offered in response to sector feedback and to complement the ‘Complex Clients and Self Care’ training which was offered in February 2016. ‘Providing self-care strategies to allow workers to effectively deal with challenging circumstances and situations at work was considered an important way to address concerns about employee wellbeing within the sector’ (Complex Clients and …

Tasmanian Homelessness and Housing Workforce Symposium

The Tasmanian  Homelessness and Housing Workforce Symposium was held on 23rd June 2016 in Hobart. The Symposium brought together homelessness sector workers, consumers and Housing Tas representatives to discuss ways to improve engagement with people accessing homelessness services. A result of this event is a set of ‘how-to’ guides, which will provide a practical resource for the sector and offer …

Know Your Residential Tenancy Act and Amendments

This training was scheduled due to a need for training to refresh knowledge and gain new skills around the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and its recent amendments, as identified by the WDS Reference Group. The training was held on 12th April 2016 in Hobart and on the 19th April 2016 in Launceston. It was presented by Meredith Barton, who is the Principal …

Know Your Residential Tenency Act and Amendments

This training was scheduled due to a need for training to refresh knowledge and gain new skills around the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and its recent amendments, as identified by the WDS Reference Group. The training was held on 12th April 2016 in Hobart and on the 19th April 2016 in Launceston. It was presented by Meredith Barton, who is …

Complex Clients and Self Care: best practice for workers

Consultations with the homelessness sector and the WDS Reference Group raised the issue of self-care for workers when dealing with clients with complex needs who may be dealing with trauma. Providing self-care strategies to allow workers to effectively deal with challenging circumstances and situations at work was considered an important way to address concerns about employee wellbeing within the sector. …