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Code: BH/22/0973 Positive Psychology

This course asks some big questions:
      • what is happiness?
      • am I happy?
      • are the people I care about happy?
      • can we measure happiness?
      • what are positive psychology interventions and can they increase life satisfaction?
      • can these interventions be used to increase positive outcomes for people with learning disabilities?

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 June 2022 13:30 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map
2 07 June 2022 09:30 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0336 Mental Health and Learning Disability (EVENT FULL)

This course is aimed at staff who work with adults with learning disabilities who want to develop their knowledge of how to support positive mental health with this group of people. The course is relevant to staff from both provider and assessment services.

 

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 June 2022 10:00 - 14:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0715 Psycho-social Issues following a Brain Injury

These sessions are kindly provided by the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF). The SABIF aims to develop a clearer understanding of acquired brain injury (ABI) within the ABI community in Sussex for the benefit of people with brain injury in all its forms.

Five events are planned, led by experienced professionals and stakeholders. This will give you the perspective of neuropsychology, occupational therapy, social work, lived experience, law and more.

The sessions are

·        Carers and families of ABI survivors

·        Care Act assessments for ABI survivors

·         Psycho-social issues following a brain injury

·        Mental capacity, ABI and social work

·        A round table discussion about how we can develop social work practice for people with an ABI.

The recent ‘James’ Safeguarding Adults Review highlights the importance of training to staff working with people with ABI and this is a great opportunity to develop your understanding of this complex topic. You can attend as many of the sessions as you like – please apply separately to each event you would like to attend.

Francis Lacy Scott, chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum says “Working with people an ABI presents professional challenges; the extent of the impact of the brain injury can be hidden, presenting challenges to assessing the impact on daily living and decision making. The SABIF is pleased to bring together leading experts in this series of events to develop understanding and enhance practice in ABI social work.”

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 June 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0868 Positive Behaviour Support (3 day course)

The positive behaviour support course aims to equip staff, parents and carers with the skills and knowledge to support adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour can challenge. This course is for Learning Disability Services who provide support to individuals who display high risk challenging behaviours.

This is an accredited course and your attendance is required on 3 days during a 4 week period.  Days 1,2 & 3 must be completed in order. The day timings are 09.30am - 4.30pm. 

The assessment and intervention workbook involves work between each day and must be completed appropriate to the needs of the individual that has been focused on for a certificate to be awarded. This course contains a multiple choice theory test on day 3 and presentations to the rest of the group.

If for any reason a delegate misses a day then they should attend the next available course to complete the day(s) missed within a 6 month period.

Please note: Priority places will be allocated to services who are signed up to the PBS Sussex model or services who support individuals who display the most complex, high risk challenging behaviours.

Places on this course are not allocated automatically.  To be considered for this course you need to add your reasons in the special requirements box as to why you need to attend this training course.  This information will be used in determining whether you get a place or not. 

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council and across the Independent Voluntary Sector. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

Certificate information: -
After attending and completing the evaluation for this course you will receive a certificate of your attendance on this course.  Only once your workbook has been submitted and you have passed will you receive your PBS Sussex certificate.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 June 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map
2 04 July 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map
3 22 July 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map

Code: BH/22/0495 Makaton - Level 1 & 2 Workshop (2 days)

This workshop is suitable for staff and carers working with people with learning disabilities who want to develop skills in using Makaton.
 
The two training pathways for professionals and parents/carers have been combined into one route and is now delivered as Makaton Workshops Level 1 and Level 2.

The Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops combined provide the same level of knowledge and vocabulary as a complete Beginners’ or Foundation Workshop. 

Day one - Level 1 workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.

The session includes discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.

You will also learn the signs and symbols from Stages 1 and 2 and some of the Additional stage of the Core Vocabulary.

Day two - Level 2 workshop you will learn the signs and symbols from Stages 3 and 4 and the rest of the Additional stage of the Core Vocabulary.

Schools staff: please contact the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service – Language Team, The Music & Arts Building, County Oak Avenue, in the first instance on 01273 293672.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map
2 06 July 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/22/0467 Relationships & Sexuality - For People with a Learning Disability (Zoom)

This course is aimed at all children & young people and adult services staff who work with people who have a learning disability.

This training aims to clarify, inform and discuss personal, professional & workplace responses around Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) for People with a Learning Disability (PWLD). Focussing on increasing staff skills and knowledge in this area we aim to explore approaches to common issues within this field. This course will build staff’s confidence and competence in addressing and responding to issues arising in a practical way, covering topics such as:
·         Physical changes
·         Sexual health & sexuality
·         Role of a parent & carers
·         Positive relationships & boundaries
·         Bodily autonomy, consent & protection from harm
·         Public & private behaviours
·         Appropriate touching and masturbation
·         Managing emotions
·         Issues relating to pornography and online safety

Within the course, legal frameworks that are relevant to this work such as the Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent and recent case law will be considered in how they shape our practice and rights of PWLD. We will also look at resources that staff & practitioners can use to follow up this work in their workplace.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 July 2022 10:00 - 15:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0975 Person Centred Active Support

This course explains an approach to meaningfully involve people with learning disabilities in day to day activities and how to support people in developing life skills.

This training is provided by the Behaviour Support Team, (Psychology Service), Community Learning Disability Team.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map

Code: BH/22/0971 Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction is an approach to encourage communication with people who maybe difficult to reach or who are withdrawn, in particular people who have severe learning disabilities (SLD), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and/or autism.  The aims of Intensive Interaction are:

  • to enjoy the wonder, joy and fulfilment of communication and relationships
  • to teach the fundamentals of communication
  • to open up a variety of other experiences
  • to be with someone in a non-demanding way on their terms, without an agenda or a fixed task to achieve
  • to increase happiness

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map
2 27 September 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0869 Positive Behaviour Support (3 day course)

The positive behaviour support course aims to equip staff, parents and carers with the skills and knowledge to support adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour can challenge. This course is for Learning Disability Services who provide support to individuals who display high risk challenging behaviours.

This is an accredited course and your attendance is required on 3 days during a 4 week period.  Days 1,2 & 3 must be completed in order. The day timings are 09.30am - 4.30pm. 

The assessment and intervention workbook involves work between each day and must be completed appropriate to the needs of the individual that has been focused on for a certificate to be awarded. This course contains a multiple choice theory test on day 3 and presentations to the rest of the group.

If for any reason a delegate misses a day then they should attend the next available course to complete the day(s) missed within a 6 month period.

Please note: Priority places will be allocated to services who are signed up to the PBS Sussex model or services who support individuals who display the most complex, high risk challenging behaviours.

Places on this course are not allocated automatically.  To be considered for this course you need to add your reasons in the special requirements box as to why you need to attend this training course.  This information will be used in determining whether you get a place or not. 

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council and across the Independent Voluntary Sector. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

Access to the Boardroom

Please note,
this room is accessed via a number of stairs and is therefore not accessible to wheelchair users and people who may have difficulty using stairs . If this will affect your ability to attend this course, please email the Learning and Development Team by email to - learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk so alternative arrangements can be made for you to attend this training.

Certificate information: -
After attending and completing the evaluation for this course you will receive a certificate of your attendance on this course. Only once your workbook has been submitted and you have passed will you receive your PBS Sussex certificate.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Boardroom Map
2 07 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map
3 21 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map

Code: BH/22/0891 Accessible Information

The course is delivered by members and supporters of a local learning disability advocacy project, Speak Out.

The course aims to increase your confidence and to dispel the myth that providing accessible information is the province of specialists. You will have the opportunity to hear what helps and what doesn’t help in producing accessible information.

Using readily available resources you will try your hand at improving the accessibility of your written material. Whilst the focus of this course is producing written information that is accessible for people with learning disabilities the tips and techniques you will learn will help you to produce materials accessible to other groups.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 October 2022 10:00 - 15:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map