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Code: BH/19/0035 Brain Development - Understanding Baby, Child & Teenage Brain Development (EVENT FULL)

This one day course reviews up-to-date understanding of early brain development and its impact on children and young people’s life chances.The day will explore the impact of disadvantage and complex needs in families on baby and child brain development, how we can be curious and conscious of those impacts and how our interventions can support this crucial part of development.

Professionals will explore the key elements of child and teenage brain development, understanding key milestones for young people and a wider knowledge of tools and interventions that support relationships and ensure plans and interventions take into account the developmental needs of the child/young person. 

 

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1 18 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/18/1740 Practical Skills to Support Professionals Working with Families & the Early Help Process

This half day workshop will introduce you to the practical elements of the Early Help process.

There is an assumption that participants are working in a role where they are likely to make a Front Door for Families referral, complete an Early Help Strengthening Families Assessment or initiate a TAF (team around the family) meeting.

You will be taken through the process of referrals to the Front Door for Families (MASH), Early Help assessments, TAF meetings and planning for positive change whilst considering the voice of the child and the importance of a whole-family approach.

There will be the opportunity to participate in small group activities, whole group discussions and practical activities to develop your confidence in working with families who need some extra help.

Please ensure you have read the documents prior to attending the training. Familiarity with the Whole Family Working Strategy and the Threshold Document will support your participation in this course.

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1 25 June 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Moulsecoomb North Hub - Great Hall Map

Code: BH/19/0061 Understanding Self Injury

This is a half-day (3.5 hours) education and awareness workshop. It is informal in style with an emphasis on experiential learning and participation. The course aims:

* To explore attitudes and preconceptions toward self-injury.
* To provide insight into the dynamics, meaning and functions of self-injury. 
* To understand causes, triggers and cycles of harm.
* To consider helpful responses to people who self-injure.

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1 28 June 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Friends' Meeting House - Meeting Room (see map) Map

Code: BH/19/0410 AMBIT: Practical tools for working with complex young people, families and networks

A two-day introductory course delivered by CAMHS and social care staff , instructed and guided by the Anna Freud Centre, to deliver training on Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT).   Training will be delivered to small groups of practitioners from a range of those services working with complex young people and their families, across the city.    We aim to have 5 participants from 4 distinct services and welcome applications from staff working within social work, CAMHS and emotional well-being, schools and social care teams.

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1 03 July 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G70 Map
2 04 July 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G70 Map

Code: BH/19/0652 Working with Difficult to Engage Fathers: Gaining Insight and Practical Strategies

This one and a half day course will give attendees the opportunity to develop practical skills and strategies to build positive working relationships with fathers.  They will hear about the wide ranging implications of meaningful engagement through the latest research and theories, and Q&A sessions with professionals with specialist knowledge/experience. 

Practitioners will consider how a two-way engagement barrier between professionals and fathers can form and will learn how to overcome the challenges this presents.  They will also explore why fathers can be hard to engage and the underlying reasons for their use of anger, aggression and non-engagement.  

The additional half-day will ensure attendees have time to embed the learning into their practice by trying out techniques and strategies, then returning as a group to reflect on their success, as well as discuss challenges.

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1 08 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 03 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/19/0986 Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters® is a training course for anyone who is ever called upon for help with relationship problems. OnePlusOne has so far trained over 5,000 health care practitioners with great success.  (For those who do frequent direct work with parents, OnePlusOne's How To Argue Better course may be more relevant.  This is available to book through the Learning Gateway).

Often, when people reach out to you about relationship problems, you have a small but distinct window of opportunity to support and guide them. Brief Encounters® is designed to give you the practical tools, skills and information to be truly effective during this window.

After training in this easy-to-use, evidence-based model, you will be able to have effective conversations that positively influence couples to work through problems before they escalate. You will be in a stronger position to support child outcomes by enabling parents to help themselves without dependency on professional care.

As many as 97% of practitioners felt more confident after receiving the training and 91% felt a greater degree of control over their involvement in clients’ issues.
After training, practitioners were:

  • more likely to talk to parents about relationship issues
  • more than twice as likely to feel confident referring clients to external services
  • four times more likely to use strength-based techniques

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1 09 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Lighthouse (venue) Map

Code: BH/19/0987 How to Argue Better (EVENT FULL)

How to Argue Better is a training programme designed to help practitioners who are turned to for relationship support by their clients. (For those who do not do frequent direct work with parents, OnePlusOne Brief Encounters course may be more relevant.  This is available to book through the Learning Gateway)

This evidence-based course has a strong emphasis on parenting couples. It raises parents’ awareness of the impact of conflict on their children and gives them the skills to tackle their disagreements in a healthy way. Helping parents understand how to reduce the potentially harmful effects of conflict on their children is an essential ingredient in improving child outcomes.

Practitioners access the training through an online learning programme and a face-to-face workshop, and can refer clients to the free online resource to help them practise and maintain the skills they learn.

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1 10 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Lighthouse (venue) Map

Code: BH/18/1797 ru-ok? Substance Use and Young People, Recognition, Response and Referral

This course will provide delegates with a greater awareness and understanding of substances and their effects on young people.

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1 18 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/19/0653 Working with Difficult to Engage Fathers: Gaining Insight and Practical Strategies

This one and a half day course will give attendees the opportunity to develop practical skills and strategies to build positive working relationships with fathers.  They will hear about the wide ranging implications of meaningful engagement through the latest research and theories, and Q&A sessions with professionals with specialist knowledge/experience. 

Practitioners will consider how a two-way engagement barrier between professionals and fathers can form and will learn how to overcome the challenges this presents.  They will also explore why fathers can be hard to engage and the underlying reasons for their use of anger, aggression and non-engagement.  

The additional half-day will ensure attendees have time to embed the learning into their practice by trying out techniques and strategies, then returning as a group to reflect on their success, as well as discuss challenges.

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1 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map
2 13 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/19/0935 Parents as Partners - Facilitator Training

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in applying to recieve this training please request a place, then complete the attached application form and send it to Stephen.Woodward@brighton-hove.gov.uk 

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2019.


Parents as Partners (PasP)  is a group intervention for couples and co-parents of young children which originated in the US, developed by Professors Phil and Carolyn Cowan and has a sound evidence-base, developed over 40 years in the US and UK, showing significant decrease in couple conflict and child difficulties, and improvements in adult mental wellbeing, parenting confidence and relationship satisfaction. The programme is delivered over 16 weekly two-hour sessions and is manualised, but requires considerable skill and flexibility of its facilitators. As an intervention, it lies somewhere between psycho-educational parenting programmes and group therapy. Distinguishing it from most other programmes for parents, it is a requirement of the work that both parents attend together, and Group Leaders work in male/female pairs.

This 4-day training course forms the first part of the process of becoming an accredited Parents as Partners Group Leader. In the second part, the student co-leads a 16-week programme under Tavistock Relationships supervision (including some video feedback), which – if completed successfully – will lead to full accreditation.

The training requires active involvement from participants and includes several opportunities to practice group facilitation, with support and feedback from the Tavistock relationships team.

You will be provided with:
Fortnightly clinical supervision provided by experienced facilitators from Tavistock Relationships
An accreditation (upon completion of your first co-facilitated group)
Optional training to deliver the course content during individual work with couples

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 September 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Lighthouse (venue) Map
2 01 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Lighthouse (venue) Map
3 02 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Lighthouse (venue) Map
4 03 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Lighthouse (venue) Map