The Community of Practice was developed as part as QATSICPP’s commitment to support the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services across Queensland. The Community of Practice is a virtual team whose focus is on the embedment of the Practice Standards in a local context as well as a sector wide commitment to practice excellence in the delivery of Child and Family Wellbeing.
The Family Wellbeing services were each asked to nominate a lead practitioner to participate in the virtual team.
Our first meeting occurred on the 8th and 9th of August. At this meeting we had 8 practice leads. Like all good things, we began with engaging with one another and we did this through a lot of talking and sharing of ideas (as well as a laugh or two!).
During this initial meeting we developed our Terms of Reference and established the expectations for the group and the role of QATSICPP. We also discussed any emerging practice issues and possible strategies for these issues.
Since this meeting, we’ve had a further two (2) teleconferences and at the end of November, the group will meet again in person for four (4) days. The first two days will be spent discussing emerging best practice and the embedment of the Practice Standards and the final two days will be spent undertaking the Train the Trainer in the Practice Standards and the Supervision Framework. The Train the Trainer will allow the practice leads to be able to go back to their workplaces and on deliver.
As part of my role in the Community of Practice, I am available to provide external supervision to the members of the group and with the assistance of Dion (Tatow), we will continue to promote and provide access to professional development.
If you have any questions/queries about the group, please feel free to contact either Dion or myself.
Article provided by QATSICPP Senior Practice Leader Candice Butler. For further information, please contact Candice via E: firstname.lastname@example.org