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Code: SGC/20/0692 AIS Intermediate

This half day session is designed for all users of AIS that are required to input/add/amend data.  It is a pre-requisite that the e-learning module is passed prior to booking onto this session

You must have completed the AIS e-learning prior to attending this session but apart from this no preparation is required.

There will be computers or laptops available for you to use in the training room so there is no need to bring your own laptop with you.
This event will be held in the ICT Training Room (F38) on the First Floor at the Kingwood Civic Centre which is accessible by both stairs and lift and there is an accessible toilet on the same floor as the training room.

If you have any other accessibility needs for example printed handouts in a certain sized font or on coloured paper please contact CAHSupportDesk@southglos.gov.uk in advance so that the materials can be made available for you to use.

Refreshments are not provided but can be purchased at the onsite café. Please bring a travel mug with you for hot drinks.

Parking
If you have been issued with a South Glos building entry pass you can arrange to be given access to the car park at the Civic Centre for the times of your training. Make sure that your training is in your outlook calendar and send an email to staffcarparking@southglos.gov.uk at least 24 hours prior to your training, giving your vehicle registration and the details of the training you are attending. They will arrange access to the car park for you.

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1 22 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0512 Mental Health Awareness (Cancelled)

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. This course is currently free to everyone.

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

This course is currently free to everyone.

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1 23 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0625 ACE Ambassador Training (Cancelled)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience 
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs

The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.

This training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact aces@southglos.gov.uk

Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified aces@southglos.gov.uk of their interest in the role prior to attending.

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1 27 April 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0552 Autism Spectrum Conditions: 1-day Training (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This 1-day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by Matthew Trerise, a specialist trainer who has 15 years of experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. Matthew currently works for a nationally recognised specialist diagnostic service, delivering training and clinical supervision to frontline staff across the care pathway.


Previous delegates have said:

“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”

 “Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

Topics:
· Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism.
· Effective communication.
· Theory of mind.
· Executive functioning.
· Central coherence.
· Sensory issues.
· Social inclusion.
· Service issues.

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1 27 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0489 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning) (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This half-day course is suitable for those who have previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years AND only if they are responsible for administering rescue meds.
(The Joint Epilepsy Council recommends individuals named to administer rescue treatment to attend a refresher course within at least two years). Epilepsy Buccal Midazolam/ Rectal Diazepam instatus Epilepticus Refresher.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 28 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0694 AIS Advanced

This half day advanced session is designed to take you through each section of the Care Management Process step by step to give you valuable hands on experience with what you will be doing within AIS.


 There will be computers or laptops available for you to use in the training room so there is no need to bring your own laptop with you.

This event will be held in the ICT Training Room (F38) on the First Floor at the Kingwood Civic Centre which is accessible by both stairs and lift and there is an accessible toilet on the same floor as the training room.

If you have any other accessibility needs for example printed handouts in a certain sized font or on coloured paper please contact CAHSupportDesk@southglos.gov.uk in advance so that the materials can be made available for you to use.

Refreshments are not provided but can be purchased at the onsite café. Please bring a travel mug with you for hot drinks.

Parking

If you have been issued with a South Glos building entry pass you can arrange to be given access to the car park at the Civic Centre for the times of your training. Make sure that your training is in your outlook calendar and send an email to staffcarparking@southglos.gov.uk at least 24 hours prior to your training, giving your vehicle registration and the details of the training you are attending. They will arrange access to the car park for you.

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1 29 April 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0518 Introduction to the Care Act (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Who it's for:  Social Care and OT Practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support.

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.
Content includes:
• an overview of the Care Act and its implications
• an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
• general and specific duties under the Care Act
• how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
• a look at independent advocacy
• safeguarding adults
• assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
• an individual’s journey through the reform system.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 29 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0515 Mental Health First Aid (EVENT FULL)

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained. Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate help. The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in promoting positive emotional and mental health.

This course is currently free to everyone.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 01 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0621 ASIST Suicide Prevention Course - 2 day course

Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day course that prepares caregivers including those in professional roles to provide suicide life-assisting, first aid intervention. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), which is a practical guide to undertaking suicide interventions. The training will enable participants to develop confidence and skills through observation and supervised simulation (role play and skills practice) in small groups. During the course you will have an opportunity to explore personal or professional experiences of suicide and space and support to focus on how your experiences with suicide impact on your beliefs and attitudes about using suicide first aid. It is anticipated that everyone taking part in the course will do so with the intention of becoming a registered ASIST Caregiver.

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1 04 May 2020 08:45 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 05 May 2020 08:45 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/328 The Write Way

How will this course help me? Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing clear and concise records and writing sequential, powerful and rewarding reports ° whether they are briefing notes, chronologies, summaries, assessments, care plans, safeguarding investigation reports or court reports. We will show you how to tackle your writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of: ° defining your purpose; ° organising your evidence; ° thinking and structure; ° writing analytically; and ° presentation. We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of social care writing and recording and show you how to avoid them. The standard charge for this course is £80. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map