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2015 VCOSS-MAV Emergency Management Forum videos now online

28 July 2015 – More than 120 people from across state and local government, community and social service organisations, emergency services organisations and academia attended the 2015 VCOSS-MAV Emergency Management Forum in June this year. The theme for the Forum was Vulnerable people in emergencies: Issues and initiatives.


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Red Cross launches second Reconciliation Action Plan

27 July 2015 – A new Reconciliation Action Plan and new permanent signage to be displayed at all 350 Red Cross offices and sites around Australia acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land, are some of the ways the Australian Red Cross marked NAIDOC Week this year.


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Canadian Early Childhood Education and Care Monitoring Tool provide valuable lessons for Australia

23 July 2015 – Access to high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) promotes immediate and long-term benefits to the learning and wellbeing of children. However, despite these benefits many children from disadvantaged families continue to miss out on participating in quality ECEC services. And Australia is well below the OECD average when it comes to early childhood investment.


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The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle: improving compliance and ongoing connection to culture

21 July 2015 – Connection to community, family and culture is fundamental to wellbeing of Aboriginal people. However, approximately 70 per cent of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in Victoria in 2013-14 were placed with non-Aboriginal carers. The Commission for Children and Young People is now inquiring into compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.


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VCOSS in action: busy times for advocacy

7 July 2015 – With the election of the Andrew’s government in November last year, the first half of 2015 has proved to be an extremely busy period, with a flurry of inquiries, reviews and consultations providing a multitude of opportunities for VCOSS to […]

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Strategic Risk Management Forum - Aged Care / Community Services Sectors
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Disability Roundtable: Review of National Disability Advocacy Framework
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Understanding financial abuse in family violence
Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training
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Engaging Mediation: National Accreditation training
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Consultation - Shaping the Education State and the Bracks education funding review (Melbourne)
Thinking Strategically to Lead Innovation
Thinking Strategically to Lead Innovation
15
Consultation - Portable Long Service Leave Review (Melbourne)
16
Introductory Infant Mental Health Training with a focus on Infants at High Risk
Financial Management for Non-Accountants
Consultation - Abuse and neglect in disability services review
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Community sector briefing + State Budget Submission consultation - Morwell
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Community sector briefing + State Budget Submission consultation – Geelong
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Winning Presentation Skills - How To Present With Confidence and Poise
Community sector briefing + State Budget Submission consultation – Shepparton
Workshop: Working with same sex couples
24
Difficult Conversations - How To Deal With The Elephant In The Room
25
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway - Inspiring You With Changes For Life
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Workshop: Supporting separated families
29
Community sector briefing + State Budget Submission consultation – Warrnambool
Lessons in Love Languages
FREE Computer/internet assistance sessions for women
FREE Computer/internet assistance sessions for women
30
12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference
Community sector briefing + State Budget Submission consultation – Bendigo
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Lessons in Love Languages

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