Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
HETI is a leading provider of high quality training and education to support more than 110,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, trainers, managers and leaders across the NSW health system.
A new eLearning HETI module Child Wellbeing and Child Protection is a requirement for all health workers. Log in to My Health Learning to complete training as soon as possible. This training will assist health workers to meet their child protection responsibilities. All health workers have a responsibility to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and their families. The training includes important new content on how to assist adult survivors of childhood abuse and contributes to NSW Health’s commitment in responding to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
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Staff working directly with vulnerable children, young people and their families should complete their training as a priority. New staff are encouraged to complete the training within 2- 4 weeks of commencing employment.
The NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
ECAV is a statewide organisation responsible for workforce development and training programs in the specialised areas of adult and child sexual assault, domestic and Aboriginal family violence and physical and emotional abuse and neglect of children.is a statewide organisation responsible for workforce development and training programs in the specialised areas of adult and child sexual assault, domestic and Aboriginal family violence and physical and emotional abuse and neglect of children.
ECAV provides the mandated training for NSW Health senior health clinicians, child protection, sexual assault and Aboriginal family wellbeing and violence prevention workers, as well as targeted training to mental health and drug and alcohol workers. Courses are provided in metropolitan, rural and remote areas across the state. ECAV provides face to face and online training, learning and resource development services, clinical and policy consultation, mentoring and supervision, and community development programs.
ECAV is also highly regarded for the provision of these services to other government agencies and non-government organisations (NGOs). The organisation is in demand for training in the complex areas of Aboriginal cultural competency, children under ten with problematic sexualised or sexually harmful behaviours, sibling sexual abuse, same sex domestic violence, abuse of older people, Aboriginal family violence and domestic violence routine screening (DVRS). ECAV are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that is safe and comfortable for all people including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community.