BUSHkids Annual Report 2019-20

ANNUAL REPORT 2019–2020 TOPIC SECTION 43 LUN HBOX LEARNING TRAIN NG Training BUSHkids is committed to developing the capability of our staff through training, providing them opportunities to develop their careers and enabling us to offer a wide range of quality programs for our client kids and families. We provide a range of evidence-based group program training sessions in-house. New staff are given a comprehensive induction and are trained in a variety of programs to provide a good foundational knowledge for family-centred practice. As well as supporting opportunities for external professional development (PD) , we also have a commitment to a strong internal PD program and our ‘Lunchbox Learning’ (LBL) forms a key part of this approach. Staff gather across the state for an hour once a fortnight over lunch and engage via video-conferencing. Topics identified by the Leads of the various disciplines, via supervision, staff surveys and other modes are a chance to draw on the skills and knowledge of our own staff, as well as that of external speakers. LBL sessions are also recorded for our shared drive, building an extensive library for our staff to access at any time. Each LBL is also evaluated as part of BUSHkids’ quality improvement process and feedback indicates that the LBL sessions continue to be very well received by staff and regarded as valuable adjuncts to their PD. The events of Summer 2019-20 and life with the pandemic since then called for some additional LBL topics this year and sessions covering disasters, COVID-19 and Virtual Storytime training were included. DATE LBL TOPIC PRESENTER/S 2019 18 Jul Family Law 101 Rachel O’Neil, Women’s Legal Service lawyer 15 Aug Telehealth Research Project Findings Jess and teleHealth team 18 Sep BUSHkids Disaster Response Marianne Taylor 19 Sep Sleep and Rest for Children Katherine West 24 Oct Resilience Janine Kemp, Kelsa Laughlin (Clinical Nurse Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing) 19 Nov Raising a child with a disability – a presentation of parent wellbeing and growth Stephen Young 28 Nov Common Practice Challenges – The Perspective of Parents Janine Kemp 10 Dec Mental Health and Suicide Marianne Taylor 2020 28 Jan Sensory Profiles – How to use them, when to use them, how to interpret and when do I involve an OT? Megan McDonald 30 Jan The Common Approach Janine Kemp 25 Feb What is Strengths-based Practice? How do I use it in my practice? Simone Driver Marianne Taylor 12 Mar Trauma-informed Practice (Emerging Minds) Janine Kemp 19 Mar Telehealth / Telepractice Delivery Marianne Taylor, Helen Dimond, Megan MacDonald, Kaitlin Hinchliffe, Hannah Phillips, Ken Lewis 07 Apr Suicide and Self-harmRisk Management: How to respond to disclosure of suicide and self-harm Marianne Taylor 16 Apr Supporting families through COVID-19 Kaitlin Hinchliffe 14 May ECIAwebinar • An Invitation to Play: Exploring the meaningful participation of all children in early years settings through play Janine Kemp 11 Jun Domestic Family Violence (Emerging Minds) Janine Kemp 23 Jun Parent Coaching Model (Part 1) Marianne Taylor, Helen Dimond, Megan MacDonald 16 Jul FASD Kaitlin Hinchliffe 13 Aug Routines-based Interventions (Parent Coaching Part 2) Marianne Taylor 01 Sep What is the role of a Paediatric Physiotherapist? Leah Fesuk 10 Sep I do, We do, You do: Pedagogy for Coaching (Parent Coaching Part 3) Marianne Taylor 29 Sep Eco Mapping Marianne Taylor 08 Oct Single Session Framework Jannie Leach (QH CDC Social Worker), Janine Kemp 20 Oct Trauma-informed Care (Final) Marianne Taylor, Nicole Allenden, Kaitlin Hinchliffe Although COVID-19 restricted F2F (face-to-face) training this year it also presented new opportunities for non-clinical staff to undertake Read and Grow training and to take part in our highly popular Virtual Storytime sessions. More than 140 training courses were successfully completed by BUSHkids staff across seven client-facing group programs: 7 registered; 3 completed Fun Friends: 25 Friends for Life: 5 (Friends Resilience program) incl. 8 external education/early years staff via ZOOM incl. 16 by ZOOM due to COVID / distance Introductory course PALS SocialSkillsProgram 3 30 25 39 31 23

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