Positive Strategies to develop the mental health of children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing

This course is targeted to teachers and professionals that are working with students that are deaf or hard of hearing in both primary and secondary schooling. If you are looking to develop strategies for working with their students who are at risk of developing mental health issues this course will provide you with a variety of positive psychology tips and practical ideas to implement in your classroom/setting.

Details

  • Friday, 3 August, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Course Code:   CPE18CBMH

Course Information

Please note this course starts at 10.00am

This is a two day course delivered using a blended learning model, you will attend a one day face to face course and then have access to some webinars that you can view in your own time to unpack more content in depth.

This course is targeted to teachers and professionals that are working with students that are deaf or hard of hearing in both primary and secondary schooling. If you are looking to develop strategies for working with their students who are at risk of developing mental health issues this course will provide you with a variety of positive psychology tips and practical ideas to implement in your classroom/setting. The session will also look at some ideas and strategies for teachers to use to develop their skills to avoid burn out and work overload.

The face to face content will include:

  • Identification of the issues faced by Deaf & HOH Students.
  • Practical Strategies for assisting Deaf & HOH Students in development of Resilience.
  • Discussion on how to support Students and Parents.
  • Self-Care of Teachers.

The additional Webinars that flow on from this workshop that will go into more detail on topics such as:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Positive Psychology
  • Resilience
  • Empathy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotion Coaching

Presenter

  • Robert Nock
    Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) (University of Sydney) Accredited Practising Mental Health Social Worker NAATI Level 3 Auslan Interpreter Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Member AASW I specialise in providing counselling services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients and their families in both English and Auslan in the Sydney area.  I hold a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Sydney. Growing up a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) has provided me with an in-depth understanding of the lives of Deaf people and their families and some of the issues they may face. My counselling practice includes working with adults and children on a wide variety of issues such as:
    • Anxiety
    • Communication
    • Depression
    • Relationship issues
    • Self-esteem
    I have previously worked as the School Counsellor for Thomas Pattison School, North Rocks (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children). At the school I worked with signing Deaf children, their families as well as teachers and other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team. I currently split my time between working in private practice as a counsellor, seeing Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients and working for Relationships Australia as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. In addition, I provide training in Deafness and Mental Health related topics.

Location

Venue:  

Address:
361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, New South Wales, 2151, Australia

Description:
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities. Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city. North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.

Public Transport

There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.

Trains

Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre. Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations. Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines. Both stations are wheelchair accessible.

Buses

There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus - services to Epping and Macquarie Centre - and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
Route Destination Wheelchair Accessible
549 Epping Most
546 Epping via Carlingford Most
546/549 Parramatta Most
630 Macquarie Centre No
630 Blacktown No
610/619* City Few
610/619* Rouse Hill Few
* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.

Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre. Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.

Taxis

Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).

Tickets

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