Webinars

The Foster Care Association has been holding Facebook live webinars with topics relevant to carers. Please note the webinars will not work in Internet Explorer browser.

 

Previous Webinars

Connecting to Culture Webinar - November

 

Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) held a webinar on culture.

 

We heard from Aunty Eva Jo Edwards, a proud Boonwurrung, Mutti Mutti and Yorta Yorta woman and a survivor of the Stolen Generation, who yarned with us about the impact of being removed from her family when she was only 5 years old. Eva Jo’s story demonstrates both the strength and power of culture and her determination to break the cycle of trauma and disconnection.

 

We also heard from Emma Bamblett, a proud Wemba Wemba woman, born in Echuca, an artist and the state wide Coordinator of Aboriginal culture at VACCA. Emma explains how acknowledging Aboriginal culture helps to build resilience in our children and young people, which also helps to preserve history and close the gap for future generations.

 

Deb Collard from FCAV asks how carers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people can support their connection to culture, community and identity.

 

Join our Connecting to Culture webinar now! Hear from Aunty Eva Jo Edwards, Emma Bamblett and Deb Collard.

Posted by Foster Care Association of Victoria on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

 

Client Incident Management System (CIMS) Webinar - July

 

 

We hosted our third webinar on the new Client Incident Management System (CIMS) which has replaced the Quality of Care Process. A CIMS incident is an event that has a direct impact upon a child or young person in out of home care and the incident is assessed as having either a major impact or a non-major impact upon the child or young person. The new CIMS involves a 5 step end to end process that focuses on the safety and wellbeing of clients. Presenter Deb Collard was joined by Amy Mackenzie from OzChild to discuss the process and things that are vital for you to know as a carer.

 

Join our live webinar now!

Posted by Foster Care Association of Victoria on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

 

Grief & Loss Webinar - May

 

 

We hosted our second webinar on Grief and Loss in May. Foster carers deal with grief in many forms: the grief of the child in their care, of the parent whose child they are caring for, their own grief and that of other family members as the foster child moves on to the next stage of their life. Deb Collard (CISS Coordinator and ICare2 Trainer) was joined by foster carer Patricia to discuss her experience of grief and loss as a carer, as well as discussing the impact, signs and symptoms of grief on all parties and strategies for managing grief and finding help were provided

 

Join our webinar on grief and loss

Posted by Foster Care Association of Victoria on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

Self-Care Webinar “Remembering to care for you” - March

 

 

We hosted our first webinar on “Self-care” in March.  Presenters Tessa Hughes (CISS Manager and Meditation Teacher) & Deb Collard (CISS Coordinator and ICare2 Trainer) explained what self-care is and why it’s important as a foster carer, provided practical tips and a 10 minute meditation!

 

FCAV Self-Care Webinar “Remembering to care for you”

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first webinar on Self-care! We hope some of you found it helpful. Please email admin@fcav.org.au with your name and address if you wish to recieve a self-care package, including a template for you to write your own self-care plan with lots of different ideas and activites.

Posted by Foster Care Association of Victoria on Tuesday, March 27, 2018