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Code: SGC/19/663 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness (EVENT FULL)

Aim - To Equip practitioners with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities regarding issues relating to FGM and safeguarding.

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1 18 June 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/730 Life Story Work

This is a 3 hour workshop to explore direct work skills that can be used when working with young people. 

The focus of these sessions will be to help children understand their life story and promote their identity and attachments. 

The workshop will be facilitated by Rhian Phillips and Sophie Hitch who will use principles from Richard Rose’s Therapeutic Life Story Work Diploma.

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1 18 June 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/059 Media Protocol and Social Media

You are invited to an overview of the council’s Strategic Communications function including how the council interacts with the media. 

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1 18 June 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Badminton Road G12 Map
2 11 July 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/823 Parenting Teenagers who have suffered multiple ACE’s ( Adverse Childhood Experiences)


This ‘Pilot’ support group has been set up specifically for carers of teenagers, who may be struggling, or would like to better cope with some of the behaviours that their young people are showing. It will be reviewed in December 2019, and based on how successful the programme has been, may continue in 2020.



The multiple ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences) that our young people may have experienced are likely to have had an impact on their emotional development. This in turn can show as range of behaviours relating to:

· Fear (fight or flight)

· Inability to re-attune to care-giver

· Blocked trust

· Impulsivity

· Lack of cause & effect thinking

· Needing to be ‘in control’

· Lack of empathy

· Lack of remorse

· Hypervigilance

· Sadness & grief

· Fear of being ‘invisible’

· Anger



But how can we respond to these behaviours in a therapeutic way? This group looks to take an issue, identified by yourselves each month, and look at why a young person may be showing that behaviour and how we can respond therapeutically to it.



The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every month during term time. The programme will very much be determined by yourselves, as this series of support groups has been set up with you in mind to meet your current needs. 

It would be helpful if you could email catherine.charlton@southglos.gov.uk  any particular issues that you would perhaps like covered in advance, as a more detailed programme could be drawn up ahead of the sessions, if we know what the issues are.

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1 18 June 2019 10:00 - 13:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map

Code: SGC/19/042 STORM – skills training in children and young people's suicide prevention and self-harm mitigation

This 1-day course is specifically for staff in the council's Transition To Independence team.

The training is for staff working with complex people or situations. It aims to develop skills and confidence in order to help children and young people around self-harm and suicide prevention.

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1 18 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map