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Safe For Parents to Say

AN INVITATION TO APPLY FOR A TWO-DAY TRAINING COURSE

FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY, HEALTH VISITORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, EDUCATION, FAMILY & NURSERY WORKERS

  “SAFE FOR PARENTS TO SAY”

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 maximum number of participants per course is 15.

 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

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

 

 

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

 

Introduction to Signing for Staff

Outline Programme

  • Introduction to Signalong
  • Signalong as part of an inclusive communication approach
  • Introducing Signalong in your work place

Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand how to support better development and support children’s expressive communication and understanding in the classroom environment
  • Understand how Signalong fits within an inclusive communication approach
  • Use of Signalong signs relevant to the staff working environment
  • Understand how to create communication opportunities in their environment

If you  are interested in this training course contact:

Anna – anna.cummergen@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Fiona – Fiona.C.Petrie@nhslothian.scot/nhs.uk

HABITAT TRAINING

For: All working in Early Learning and Childcare

Each training is designed for Early Years Practitioners keen to use the outdoors more but who are just not sure of those first few steps. We will spend time in a habitat specific to the training, looking at practicalities, some potential activities, responsible use of the habitat and specifically – site risk assessment.  The sessions will be as interactive and practical as possible, with opportunity to share and develop activities and ideas within the group.

x2 Beach Habitat sessions:

2 sessions

  1. Monday the 9th September 5.15- 7.15pm at Cockenzie Shore

Meeting point tbc

This stretch of coast is more rocky and urban in setting, which includes a harbour.

  1. Wednesday the 11th September 5.15-7.15pm at Yellowcraig Beach

Yellowcraig is more remote, sandy and expansive.

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Sessions will be attended and supported by Louise Juhl/Emma Scafe, Early Years Support Teachers
  • Entire course will be outdoors so please come prepared for all weathers and with sturdy footwear
  • Car sharing where possible is appreciated
  • ELC staff will also need to undertake a Visit Leader Training session (5hr – free) from Outdoor Learning – offered as part of their suite of bolt on training sessions. Please see edubuzz.org/outdoorlearning for more details or get in touch to discuss specific requests.
  • 16 spaces available with a maximum of 2 people per setting to allow for as many settings as possible to attend

HOW TO BOOK

 

Public Protection – Domestic Abuse Courses

Protecting people from serious harm: assessing risks from domestic abuse and referring to MARAC ( Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)

Tuesday 5th November

9.30am – 12.30pm

Esk Room 1, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Improving our practice on Violence against Woman and Girls: spotlight on domestic abuse

(Priority will be given to those who are attending the 4 day Safe and Together Core Practice Training)

Wednesday 13th November

9.30am – 4.30pm

Esk Rooms 1 & 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

Understanding and Responding to Trauma in Children and Young People with Experience of Domestic Abuse

Thursday 12th December

9.30am – 4.30pm

Esk Rooms 1 & 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

For more Information about these courses contact: emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk