PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR MICROSOFT TEAMS INVITE FOR BOTH SESSION 2nd July 2021 - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.
Join us for this brand new course exploring the experiences of two care experienced people. The aim of these two session is to help adults understand and connect with the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, leaving care and beyond. This is a superb opportunity for practitioners to learn from those with experience of being in care to support the development of their skills and practice. This is a two session course and participants will need to attend both sessions.
The first session will be led by a young person currently within service in South Gloucestershire, they will be sharing their story, offering a reflective space for practitioners as well as practical tips and guidance on working with young people as well as an opportunity to answer questions.
The second session will be led by Kathy, Kathy and her family were involved in social services for the duration of her childhood. As an adolescent, Kathy was accommodated by the local authority. Kathy’s story is both inspirational and instructive for social care professionals. This session will include:
Personal narrative and how the stories we are told and tell about ourselves and others impact on our reality and life chances.
Education not necessarily academic, as a route out of a challenging start.
Challenging the damaged goods myth (individual and system based).
Normalising difficult emotions routed in trauma. Building confidence in emotional tolerance and therefore self- esteem