Professional Development

Barefoot Preparedness [POSTPONED]

Are you and your service prepared if your community is impacted by emergency or disaster?  How would your clients manage if you had to shut your doors because you and your service are directly impacted?

Research indicates that most community organisations in Australia are not prepared for the potential impacts of disaster on their service operations. It makes sense to start planning for how you will continue to deliver vital services to your clients in the aftermath of disasters. Planning for disaster resilience doesn’t have to be complex or overwhelming. It can be realistic, sustainable and doable.
This workshop will provide community service managers and workers with the essential tools to start planning for a disaster-resilient service.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of the role of community organisations in disaster preparedness and recovery;
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of the potential impacts of disaster events on core service operations and service delivery;
  • Increased skills in disaster resilience planning for their organisation and local sector, and
  • Increased capacity to collaboratively design and plan community resilience interventions and activities.


Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services


Anne Crestani has worked in the community services for close to 20 years in various roles which include: staff and project management, clinical practice management and supervision, counselling services, community development, women’s health and psychosocial disaster recovery. She holds degrees in Social Science and Counselling/Family Therapy.

Anne has delivered training to clinical staff and educators in an arity of settings. The training has included “Talking to parents about the Hard Stuff”, “Circle of Security” and “on the run Counselling”. She also wrote a training program (Noticing change in Children) aimed at strengthening the early identification and intervention skills of workers in early childhood services. Noticing Change in Childhood was delivered to a large number of both communities, local government and private children’s service providers in the Nepean/Blue Mountains.

To participate in this event you must have access to a PC with video capabilities and a reliable internet connection.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02 9620 6172) or email

Code: NP2141

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Online Workshop


Tuesday 04 August 2020


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

More Info



Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $40.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $55.00 + GST

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