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Issue 122 March 2019

Picture of the Future

Wayne McCashen, author of The Strengths Approach (expanded second edition 2017), discusses developing a ‘Picture of the Future’ when working with people in human services:

'Developing a picture of the future helps people get in touch with and describe their aspirations. It consists of two inter-related processes:

  1. Exploring future possibilities and ways of being (exploring aspirations, hopes and dreams)
  1. Developing concrete description of what people will be doing/what will be happening when the problem no longer exists (setting goals)...
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The Gift of Noticing Children’s Strengths

Children thrive when their strengths are valued. Often, the weight of a ‘problem’ can lift considerably when we think of it as a strength yet to be developed. For these reasons many family counsellors, welfare coordinators and support workers encourage parents and carers to reflect on the importance of noticing children’s strengths. Questions to explore include:
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Can Bears and Meerkats be Friends?

A fruity mix of emotions and body signals arises out of the interplay of body and mind. This is why using The Bears cards and Body Signals cards together can be so useful. The Bears, a set of 48 cards with expressive bear characters, is the go-to resource for talking about emotions. Body Signals consists for 40 cards featuring a mob of marvellous meerkats depicting body signals—the involuntary physiological responses of the body such as butterflies, trembling, blushing and goose bumps.
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Strengths Approach Practice Training

Support others to identify, celebrate and mobilise their strengths.

Why study online? 
  • More convenient
  • No travel expenses
  • More comfortable
  • Meet professional PD requirements outside of work time.

Look out for our live webinar series to support online courses—starting soon.
Note: Group enrollments available for all courses.

(Contact us for special group pricing)

Premium Course Bundle

Coming in May
Includes three online courses plus supporting webinars, chat rooms and a whole heap of extras.
 
 
Latest Course Release  Also Available Online Pssst! - Coming very soon!
  • Intro to LGBTI Inclusive Practice (Recommended training to meet Rainbow Tick Standard 2.2)
The Rainbow Tick Standards are applicable to any organisation, regardless of industry, and support organisations to develop and implement inclusive practices for the LGBTI community.
Attend our strengths approach training and tools workshops.
In-person training is offered at our location in Bendigo, Victoria, with the possibility of additional locations in 2019.

20th March (4 places left)
Strengths Approach to Practice - 1 Day (Includes a copy of the book The Strengths Approach 2nd Editon.)


21st March (sold out)
Tools of the Trade - 1 Day


30th April (open for bookings)
Strengths Approach to Supervision - 1 Day


Calendar of events, more information and bookings.

 
Let us tailor training to suit the specific needs of your organisation or team. We will come to you!

Special for March only!!!
In-person training fees return to 2017 prices. 
(Up to $500 per day savings.)

Book and pay now and train at a date that suits you.
 
Training in Strengths Approach, Supervision, Tools workshops, and Team Building are all adaptable to meet the needs of your team or organisation.



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NEW WORKSHOP

Tools for Building Social & Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

When: Thursday 30th May
Where: Innovative Resources,
62 Collins St. Kangaroo Flat
(Bendigo, VIC)
Cost: $240 per person
Download Brochure or 
Register
 
 
In this highly-interactive workshop we will explore a diverse range of original tools developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in early childhood.

This one-day workshop is suitable for anyone who works with children in the early years including pre-school and early primary teachers, childcare workers, social workers offering child and family services, out-of-home carers, parents and other carers of young children.
 

***Early learning Professionals***

St Luke’s Innovative Resources is named as a provider under Victorian State Government - school readiness funding.

School readiness funding is a new initiative of the Victorian State Department of Education and Training, designed to help children achieve their best at kindergarten.

Our products and training have been identified for inclusion on the Department’s menu. This means that we have been through a formal validation process that analysed our alignment to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, considered in the light of their evidence base.

Our new Early Learning Page can help you choose useful resources

Come and visit our stand at
ECLD conference in Perth at the end of March,
or
Early Childhood Education Conference - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in August  


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NEW WORKSHOP

Tools for Building Social & Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

When: Thursday 30th May
Where: Innovative Resources,
62 Collins St. Kangaroo Flat
(Bendigo, VIC)
Cost: $240 per person
Download Brochure or 
Register
 
 
In this highly-interactive workshop we will explore a diverse range of original tools developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in early childhood.

This one-day workshop is suitable for anyone who works with children in the early years including pre-school and early primary teachers, childcare workers, social workers offering child and family services, out-of-home carers, parents and other carers of young children.