Holistic Health Birth to Age 11 - Training for Foster Carers

Webinar: Microsoft Teams, Teams
Event Tutors
Amanda Cundy / Elizabeth Dando
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Target Audience
Connected Carers / Foster Carers / SGO's / Short Break Carers
target audience
Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers
Adopters and Foster Carers subcategories
CS6 - Attachment and well-being
Event description
This new course replaces the old course "Promoting Health and Emotional Resilience".  It will be split into three sessions:

  • Holistic Health Birth to Age 11
  • Holistic Health Age 12 - 18
  • Resilience Lab session for foster carers (to follow at some point in 2022 not yet on CPD site)

All three sessions will be set up separately on the CPD site.  It is anticipated that most of you will probably attend only one of the Holistic Health sessions, although if you have children that fall into both age groups then of course you are welcome to attend both.

Liz Dando and Dr Amanda Cundy will be leading the Holistic Health Sessions, which will be tailored to the needs of the age groups.  They will look at the health of the child, what a health assessment involves, what carers can do to support the child in their care, the role of health visitors and the role of school nurses.

Nikki Giles, our relationship and sexual health improvement practitioner, & Wendy Hollister and Faye Pope, two health visitors, will also be attending this session.
Learning outcomes

* Will know what a health assessment involves,
* Know what to do to support the child in their care
* Understand the role of health visitors and school nurses

As a result of receiving this training, carers will be able to;

1. Identify a range of online resources that are age-appropriate, accessible and relevant to the needs and priorities of children and young people, including how you can use these sites to stimulate conversation

2. Recognise the importance of exploring ‘everyday consent’ so as to build a knowledge foundation ahead of the onset of intimate relationships

3. Identify resources and information sources that can be used to enable children and young people to recognise, in a very practical sense, the boundaries between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviours (incl. friendship behaviours), including exploring how to respond and who can support

4. Recognising how gendered and sexualised imagery and communication reinforces negative gender stereotypes and gender inequalities – including how this influences friendship and other relationship behaviours

More details to follow

Standard 3: 3.1,3.3, Standard 5: 5.7
Start Date
Tuesday 23 November 2021
End Date
Tuesday 23 November 2021
Closing Date
Monday 22 November 2021
10:00 - 13:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event