A TWO-DAY TRAINING COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY, HEALTH VISITORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, EDUCATION, FAMILY & NURSERY WORKERS

Trainers:    Sue Hampson & Associate

Venue:       Early Years Centre, Sandersons Wynd, Tranent

Time:         9.30 am – 4.00 pm (both days)

Date:          20th and 21st August 2019

This course is for staff in statutory & voluntary services working with parents focusing on the particular needs of parent survivors and how they might assist parents to disclose childhood abuse and work through consequent anxieties in relation to parenting.

COURSE INFORMATION

This course is experiential and provides participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and abilities in relation to parents who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and the impact this may have on their parenting.  It aims to help workers feel more confident, competent and aware, when working with adults who do disclose sexual abuse and enables them to support parents with their anxieties and challenges in parenting.  It includes raising awareness of abuse and in particular concerns around the intimate care of children, over protectiveness and anxieties around children’s sexual development and very importantly open communication with professionals. This course explores the effects of CSA on survivors, and allows time for reflection and for paying attention to the impact of this work on frontline workers.  Participants work in pairs and small groups throughout the course.

NB:  This course is 2 days and participants must attend all of it.

The course explores the following themes:

  • WHAT IS SEXUAL ABUSE?
  • THE CONTINUUM OF ABUSE
  • THE EFFECTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
  • HOW CAN I WORK WITH YOU? – WHAT SURVIVORS VALUE
  • ISSUES THAT GET IN THE WAY FOR WORKERS
  • FILM OF SURVIVOR PARENTS TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE
  • CHALLENGES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND TEENAGE YEARS
  • ISSUES OF POWER AND CONTROL AND RELATIONSHIPS
  • LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AS A WORKER WITH CSA
  • PRACTICAL RESOURCES AND A BOOKLIST

At the end of the course each participant will receive a booklet reflecting the group process over the 2 days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The cost is £175.00 per person for the 2-day course.  To include lunch and refreshments – by 21st July 2019

To apply please contact Katy Pollock , katy@homestarteastlothian.co.uk or 01875 616066

 

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