Tri-Peaks resources

The Tri-Peaks partnership project is a collaborative initiative between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association, and the Victorian Healthcare Association, to promote and support good governance and integrated practices in the child and family, alcohol and other drug and community health sectors.

The Tri-Peaks webinar program is a professional platform that aims to support cross sectoral workforces to build capabilities, share knowledge, and promote practice improvement.

MARAM implementation and information sharing

4 July 2022


Kimberlea Green – Statewide Coordinator, Specialist Family Violence Advisor program in mental health and AOD, No to Violence

Courtney Lucanto – Specialist Family Violence Advisor in Mental Health, Mental Health Professional Development Unit, Bendigo Health

Erin Lockington – Practice Development Lead, MARAMIS, No to Violence

Courtney Magann – Acting Branch Manager, Inter-Agency Information Sharing Service, Police Enquiry & Data Sharing Department, Victoria Police


Child Safe Standards across the health and community health, alcohol and other drugs, and children and family sectors

6 June 2022


Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People; and Meena Singh, Aboriginal Commissioner for Children and Young People, Commission for Children and Young People

Adam Collins, Acting Director, Legal and Regulatory Reform and Policy Branch, Department of Health

Anthony Kolmus, Director, Human Services Regulator, DFFH Secretary, Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Brief intervention for substance use disorder

5 April 2022

Presenter: Dr Erin Kelly, Matilda Centre, University of Sydney

Omicron: Lessons learned and what comes next

10 February 2022

Presenters: Sonia Sharp, Georgina Gates and Merryn Rider from People Advisory Services at EY

International insights on the impact of COVID-19 on children and family services

14 December 2021


Sonia Sharp and Georgina Gates from People Advisory Services at EY

Creating mentally healthy workplaces

22 September 2021


Dr Richard Kasperczyk on behalf of WorkSafe Victoria.



Technology and Addiction Part 1 - Gaming and eSports

4 August 2021

Presenter: Sarah Kelly, Associate Professor University of Queensland Business School

Global trends in long-term COVID resilience

22 July 2021

Presenter: Sonia Sharp, Partner, EY


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.


Rethinking child protection system design assumptions for families with multiple and complex needs

4 May 2021

Presenter: Professor Leah Bromfield, Co-director, Australian Centre for Child Protection


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Voice of the Client Framework and Implementation Tool

31 March 2021

Presenters: Sarah Bendall, Department of Family, Fairness and Housing; and Matthew Zammit, SAI Global


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Where are we at: the social, economic and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 and the new vulnerable

15 March 2021

Presenter: Tom Craven, Director, Cube Group


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Literature review: effective organisational collaboration

This literature review was undertaken to investigate the key elements of effective organisational collaboration between non-government organisations. The report is based on a desktop review of published resources on strategic collaboration; initiatives that supported clients across the health and/or human services sectors; and organisational collaborations across different sectors or disciplines.

Global perspectives: Financial viability for the NGO sector during COVID-19

15 April 2020

This webinar covers:

  • business continuity
  • financial management during a crisis
  • government stimulus
  • financial checklist.

Presenter: Cameron Bird, Partner, EY

Global perspectives and practical strategies: Human services workforces through COVID-19

17 April 2020

This webinar covers:

  • government & NGO Impacts due to COVID-19
  • experience of human services workforce
  • workforce essential.

Presenter: Sonia Sharp, Partner EY


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Tools for working remotely and privacy Implications

20 April 2020

This webinar covers:

  • tools for remotely working.
  • managing teams remotely.

Presenter: Sonia Sharp, Partner EY


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Evaluating the NFP Board

23 April 2020

What is board evaluation, how can you do it, and what are the outcomes?

Presenters: Jo-Anne Morfoot, VHA; Fi Mercer, Governance Evaluator; and Gayle Boschert, Child & Family Services, Ballarat


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

The impact of COVID-19 for separated parents and their children

5 May 2020

Managing parenting arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis – issues and solutions for separated parents.

Presenter: Cath Tregills, Executive Manager & Marney Bowden, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Matters


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Governance in not-for-profits during COVID-19

14 May 2020

This webinar covers:

  • board director duties, liability and safe harbour provisions
  • online privacy and data security
  • duty of care for staff during COVID-19.

Presenter: Dean Katz, Partner Cornwalls Lawyers


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Victoria’s new workplace manslaughter laws

27 May 2020

How can organisations prepare for changes to the OH&S Act 2004 (Vic) coming into effect on 1 July?

Presenter: Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

What should be different in the new normal post-pandemic?

28 May 2020

The entire Australian health system has changed rapidly in the last six months due to COVID-19, forcing changes that have been advocated for, for decades. What is the future for our health systems, and the AOD sector in particular?

Presenters: Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, Grattan Institute; and Prof Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

Four keys to an effective Board

2 June 2020

This webinar covers:

  • developing a skills matrix for your board
  • clarifying the commitment required to be a board member at your organisation
  • why alignment and diversity of board members is vital.

Presenter: Helga Svendsen, Facilitator and Coach, Board member of the Royal Women’s Hospital


Following are links to download the presentation and a worksheet for this session.

The financial future beyond COVID-19: why financial education matters for employers and employees

17 June 2020

This webinar covers:

  • data-led insights on the links between the financial wellbeing of employees and productivity
  • financial support options available to employees due to COVID-19
  • how super is invested and the impacts of COVID-19
  • what you need to be thinking about now to secure your financial future.

Presenter: Prashant Iyer and Julianne Coleman, First State Super

From response to recovery: the waves of COVID-19 impact on Victoria’s health and community services

30 June 2020

This webinar covers:

  • what Australia’s possible pathways to recovery from COVID-19 look like for health and community services
  • the multiple ‘waves’ of service disruptions that the COVID-19 will cause
  • how other organisations are preparing for the long-term journey to recovery.

Presenter: Tom Craven and Rob Camm, Cube Group


Following are links to download the presentation for this session and to watch the webinar on Zoom.

Pregnancy and methamphetamine: issues, challenges and opportunities

21 July 2020

This webinar covers

  • current evidence
  • health impacts
  • effective service delivery and models of care.

Presenters: Assoc Prof Yvonne Bonomo, Dr Anna Tottman and Julie Blandthorn, Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Risk management fundamentals for health and community services

20 August 2020

This webinar covers:

  • key risk management concepts
  • risk management frameworks and governance
  • using risk management to make informed decisions related to strategic risks and risk register development.

Presenters: John Belfrage and Cat Strawa, Risk Advisers, VMIA


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

Changes in working, innovation and impact on clients that have been developed and implemented during COVID-19

3 September 2020

Three presentations on changes in how health and human services are working in the pandemic environment.

Presenters: Bronwyn Pike, CEO of Uniting Vic Tas; Nicole Bartholomeusz, CEO of CoHealth; and Dr Stefan Gruenert, CEO of Odyssey House Victoria

Young people and AOD

17 September 2020

Overview of common issues and approaches when working with young people using AOD.

Presenter: Geoff Bayldon, Youth Support and Advocacy Service


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.

‘AOD 101’ – Part 1: Introduction to the alcohol and other drug sector

22 September 2020

Presenters: Moses Abbatangelo, Principal Project Adviser, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health Branch, Health and Wellbeing Division, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen (BPharmSc[Hons] PhD MPS), Deputy Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne; and Kasey Elmore, Operations Manager, Medical Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR)

This webinar covers:

  • an overview of the not-for-profit AOD treatment sector, incorporating its structure, agencies, consumers and workforce
  • where and how to access treatment for your clients
  • how does Safescript work?
  • pharmacotherapy
  • a background to the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR).

‘AOD 101’ – Part 2: Introduction to the alcohol and other drug sector

29 September 2020

Presenter: Olivia Nichols, Clinical Consultant, N & W Metro AOD Service, Odyssey House Victoria

This webinar covers:

  • a first-hand view of the AOD treatment system and the journey from the perspective of a consumer
  • substance types and signs and symptoms of use (intoxication, overdose and withdrawal)
  • client populations: youth, adults, forensic, older people and their differences in terms of engagement and treatment.
  • managing complexity: prevalence and management of MH and trauma issues, homelessness and FV, and cultural awareness. Treatment modalities (relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness).

Implementing a quality and clinical governance framework in a community health

12 November 2020

This webinar includes an overview of the Victorian Community Services Quality Governance Framework and a case study of a community health service’s experience of developing and implementing the framework.

Presenters: Simone Corin, A/Deputy Secretary, Children, Families, Communities and Disability; and Lauren Daly, Quality Manager, Latrobe Community Health Service


Following is a link to download the presentation for this session.