Education Seminars

ARCVic is committed to providing information to those most in need at the lowest cost possible and in some instances our seminars are free.

 
Parenting Anxious Children Seminar

Children worry about many different things. Learning to cope with their anxiety, stress and fear can be really difficult indeed, not only for them, but for also for the parents and family.

Developing an understanding of anxiety and learning some skills to manage it can make a significant difference to a family and can help empower children to have a sense of control in handling their own worries.

Join our relaxed and informative seminar which includes:

  • Understanding anxiety and normal childhood development
  • How personality and environment contribute
  • Different types of anxiety
  • The signs and symptoms for you and your children
  • Management methods and strategies for you and your children
  • Relaxation techniques with tips on building resilience
  • Where to go for more information and help and take home material 
Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 28th November, 6.30-8.30pm, at ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills. Book online here. Download flyer  pdf here (710 KB)

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone Workshop

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO) and Renee Tsatsis (Helpline Coordinator)

In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to become a suicide alert helper and be better prepared to:

  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, & KeepSafe)
  • Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources

safeTALK is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Venue:           ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Cost:              $50 ($30 ARCVic Members). Cost includes materials and tea/coffee.

2017 Dates:

  • Wednesday 29th November, 10.00am - 1.30pm. Book online here

2018 Dates:

  • Wednesday 14th February, 9.30am - 1.00pm. Book online here
  • Wednesday 9th May, 9.30am - 1.00pm. Book online here
  • Wednesday 8th August, 6.00 - 9.30pm. Book online here
  • Wednesday 14th November, 9.30am - 1.00pm. Book online here

 

Download flyer for 2018 sessions  pdf here (287 KB)

 

ASIST 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO) and Renee Tsatsis  (Helpline Coordinator) 

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • Reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a clear and direct manner
  • Build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life promotion and self care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Time:              9.30am-5.30pm both days (it is a requirement to attend both full days)

Venue:           ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Fee:               $300 / $260 ARCVic Members 

2017 Dates:

  • Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th November. Book online here

2018 Dates:

  • Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February. Book online here
  • Thursday 19th & Friday 20th April. Book online here
  • Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June. Book online here
  • Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th August. Book online here
  • Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October. Book online here

 

Download a flyer for 2018 sessions   pdf here (276 KB)

 

ASIST Refresher Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO) and Renee Tsatsis  (Helpline Coordinator) 

The ASIST Refresher Training is ONLY available to people who have participated in the ASST 11 2 day program (June 2013 onwards).

The session will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your experiences of using the framework, and will provde an in-depth revision of the 6 steps of the suicide intervention process.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their ASIST workbook and wallet card.

Time:              10.00am - 1.00pm

Venue:           ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Fee:               $75 / $50 ARCVic Members 

2018 Dates:

  • Friday 6th April. Book online here
  • Friday 15th June. Book online here

Download flyer  pdf here (292 KB)

 

For further information please call

ARCVic on Office Line: 9830 0566

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General Information on Community Education Seminars