What’s on

Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) organises and participates in a number of activities to support and inform our policy, advocacy, consumer and capacity building programs.

Below is information on current and upcoming events. CHP has also produced a 2017 Calendar of Events outlining relevant awareness weeks/days and a list of conferences. Contact Lanie if you have any events you’d like added.

23rd February 2017

Introduction to Supervision (2 days)

This workshop focuses on the knowledge and skills required to provide supervision as a support for workers in the community services industry, including providing backup support, performing a range of administrative tasks, providing a structured debriefing process, and maintaining one’s own professionalism and skills development.

Date: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 

When: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Where: Centre for Adult Education, Level 4, 253 Flinders Lane Melbourne

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23rd February 2017

Specialist Homelessness Information Platform (SHIP) training (1day)

This workshop is for new workers. It explores the Specialist Homelessness Information Platform (SHIP).

Date: Thursday 23rd February 

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Where: Centre for Adult Education, Level 4, 253 Flinders Lane Melbourne

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24th February 2017

The Iceman Cometh

St. Vincent’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne in conjunction with Penington Institute invite you to this one day symposium. A range of key issues will be discussed across Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health covering cannabis; methamphetamine; the impact of drugs on health services; and policy, policing and public health. Keynote speaker is psychiatrist David Nutt, Edmund J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology in the Division of Brain Science, Dept of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. 

Date: Friday 24th February 2017 

When: 8:00am - 5:15pm 

Where: St Vincent's Hospital, Michael Chamberlain Lecture Theatre, Cnr Victoria Parade & Nicholson St, Fitzroy

To register visit this website. For more information please contact Mary Veljanovska on (03) 9231 4751. 

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24th February 2017

Advanced SHIP training (1 day)

On completion of this course participants will be able to fully utilise client and staff management features, manage SHIP user accounts, output SHIP reports, research and interpret data definitions using the Collection Manual, extract SHS data and upload to SHOR, fix SHOR validation errors, and manage SHOR user accounts.

Date: Friday 24th February 

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Where: Centre of Adult Education, Level 4, 253 Flinders Lane Melbourne

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2nd March 2017

Introduction to homelessness and social housing (2 days)

This workshop explores the social housing sector. The training focuses on the causal and structural issues of homelessness, the current issues that impact on the sector and different models of work, the components and structure of the social housing sector (including the range and variety of service provision), the context of social housing provision including historical, social, political, and economic aspects, and the issues that clients face.

Date: Thursday 2nd March & Friday 3rd March 

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Where: Centre for Adult Education, Level 4, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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9th March 2017

Family Violence & Tenancy Training

Would you like to be able to provide better support for tenants experiencing a housing crisis as a result of Family Violence? The Tenants Union of Victoria invites you to this workshop. 

Using the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) in conjunction with the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (FVPA), the training will examine how to provide support and protection for tenants that may, due to family violence issues.

The workshop will include real life case studies involving lease breaks, creation and reduction of tenancies, apportioned liabilities etc. Housing workers, family violence practitioners, community sector employees and volunteers are all encouraged to attend.

Date: Thursday 9th March 

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Sunshine (details TBC)

Contact Adrian Campion via email or on (03) 9416 0513 for more information and to register. 


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21st March 2017

Infants & toddlers: Using hope to address relational trauma

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre invites you to a dynamic workshop, where you will be introduced to the principles of 'infant-led' practice, be provided with accessible and up to date information on brain development and strategies about what should guide you on how to intervene with infants and their families in the context of family violence. This training is relevant for those working as family support workers, in refuge, through to clinicians and case managers. For any professional working with infants, toddlers and young children who have been exposed to family violence and/or early childhood relational trauma, this training is a must. Handouts and pre-reading are also included. 

When: Monday, 20 March and Tuesday 21 March 

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm both days

Where: Victoria University, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD. 

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13th October 2017

The 9th Australian rural & remote mental health symposium

The 2017 Symposium will be held at the Commercial Club, Albury, NSW from Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 October 2017. The optional half day of workshops will be held on the Wednesday, with the 2 full symposium days being held on the Thursday and Friday. Join us for keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, poster presentations the networking function and so much more.

When: 11th - 13th October 2017

Where: Commercial Club, 618 Dean St, Albury

For more information please visit the website

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