Our online courses are free for registered My Forever Family NSW carers
Learn at your own pace, in your own time, from the convenience of your own home. Carers, guardians and parents can participate in My Forever Family’s training programs, from anywhere in NSW. Our online courses are available for free.
We regularly add new online training modules to ensure you have access to the highest quality, up to date content. Check back regularly for new content.
We also provide links to online training offered by other organisations that may be of interest to our carer community.
My Forever Family NSW training events are now online! Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have made available a range of webinars and sessions relevant to families who are social distancing. We have also launched an Online Lounge for carers to connect and share in lieu of carer support groups. Visit the events page to register for any of these special sessions.
All My Forever Family NSW webinars are recorded and made available for carers and agency staff to view at any time. A certificate is awarded on completion. You can watch a webinar at any time, over a lunch break or when the kids are asleep.
We are pleased to partner with the Australian Childhood Foundation and present you with the online Trauma Training course.
This training has been designed for carers to explore some of the core theories of trauma and its impacts and then translating that knowledge into practical strategies and approaches to providing trauma informed care. This training is designed as a starting point for learning and/or a reinforcement of what you already know and what you already do in your care for children and young people across New South Wales.
My Forever Family is offering free registration for the online Trauma Training course to the first 1,000 carers to register.
Cultural Competence - Aboriginal Sydney (University of Sydney)
This open online course is offered by the University of Sydney - register here
This course explores some of the key themes and capabilities of cultural competence by exploring Aboriginal experiences and narratives of Sydney.
Course learning outcomes
1. Develop knowledge about cultural competence capabilities.
2. Develop a deeper and multi-layered knowledge and understanding about Aboriginal peoples, cultures and places in Sydney.
3. Develop a greater understanding of how history, cultures and places are represented, contested and interpreted and how that relates to their own context.
This is a free course, however if participants wish to access graded assignments and receive a certificate, there is a cost ($64). Course participants may apply for a reduced fee for the certificate based on their circumstances.
* The resources and training material provided by My Forever Family NSW on this website include material provided by other organisations. While My Forever Family seeks to include content which may be helpful in your journey as a carer, guardian or adoptive parent, this does not replace professional help in any area of caring and protecting self and others. Courses are for educational purposes only. Please speak with your case manager at your foster care agency or Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ, formerly FACS) if you have questions or issues relating specifically to your situation. Staff must always comply with relevant NSW legislation, including the NSW standards for out-of-home care.