News & Events
Child Protection - Protective BehavioursEvent Date: 31-07-2018
Event Presenter: Andrea Musulin
Event Location: Mazenod College, Lesmurdie
Event web-page: http://www.regonline.com.au/ISCA_childprotection_AMusulin
Child Protection - Protective Behaviours
Child protection has become a searingly prominent topic in recent years, with the recent Royal Commission and follow on changes such as the inclusion of protective behaviour curricula into mandatory registration standards for schools. This session for helping professionals looks at child sexual abuse, and developing a child safe school. Aspects covered will include understanding of the issue, prevalence and risk, characteristics of offenders, the construct of grooming, preconditions to CSA, and methods for preventing child sexual abuse.
Andrea Musulin was a WA Police Officer for 30 years, and was routinely involved in responding to sexually abused children and women suffering domestic violence. A large part of her work involved developing crime prevention programs designed to protect children and empower children to disclose abuse. Andrea also has had over 20 years of involvement with Protective Behaviours WA, a not-for-profit educational organisation, and has written content and resources that have been used within the WA Department of Education, and Independent and Catholic schools. More recently, Andrea has resigned from WA Police to become the Director of the Safeguarding Program for the Perth Catholic Archdiocese, and continue work with the WA Child Protection Society. Andrea has worked with several government and non-government organisations in developing and writing child protection policies and procedures, including recently with the Australian Government’s Aboriginal Hostels Agency, and currently with the Department for the Prime Minister and Cabinet in developing the Working with Vulnerable People training. Coming from a policing background, Andrea’s presentations are frank and at times confronting, offering insights gained from years of experience in law enforcement, as well as family and community life.
Event flyer - 2018 ISCA Child Protection Andrea Musulin.pdf
A morning with Dr Rod SmithEvent Date: 17-09-2018
Event Location: Aquinas College
Event web-page: http://www.regonline.com.au/ISCA_DrRodSmith
A morning with Dr Rod Smith
Come and spend the morning with a veteran adult psychiatrist, as he shares some of the ideas and conceptualisations he’s formed over a career about how people got to where they are, and how they can chart a path to a more positive future.
Dr Rod Smith MBBS DGM MPM FRANZCP works as a private psychiatrist at Northpark Private Hospital, Melbourne, in general psychiatric practice, where he’s been for 22 years. Originally from WA, after completing medical school (UWA) and then his internship (Fremantle Hospital) as the 80s were getting underway, Rod moved to Victoria and became a specialist geriatrician, before heading into psychiatry at the end of the 80s.
Rod will talk a little about psychiatry in general and models of care as well as insights from his practice, but what he really enjoys is responding to the cut and thrust of open questions that allow the audience to shape the conversation to their context and issues of concern. Rod summarises his career as an interesting journey, with lots of experience, challenges, hard work, long hours, extracurricular study, humour, sadness, learning about life, and talking to many, many people. He hopes the conversation will be enjoyable and entertaining as well as educational. As he treats adults, this seminar also offers opportunities for participants to consider implications for their work in schools and with young people from different angles – for example, trajectories of young people beyond school life, and the role and impact of parenting and parents’ mental health.
Event Flyer - 2018 ISCA Dr Rod Smith.pdf