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Code: SGC/20/0622 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2020 08:45 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 21 October 2020 08:45 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0607 Autism Awareness: Day 2 Training for Social Workers

This 1-day course is specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  

It is delivered by colleagues from Avon & Wiltshire Partnership, with high level of expertise in supporting adults with autism. 

It will include a focus on:

Issues in assessment:
Opportunity to reflect on previous assessments with autistic adults
Consider how someone with autism might be eligible (unmet) needs in each outcome area of Care Act 2014
Why some ‘able’ adults get overlooked for support
Why a good assessment is essential for autistic adults – mental health co-morbidities- anxiety/low mood/suicidal risks
Reasons why assessment may be difficult eg apparent lack of engagement, communication of needs
Impact on families and carers,
How to work with parents 

Autism and other social care law. Autism Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Equality Act 

Assessment:
Preparing for assessment, gathering information, time requirement
Using principles of safety, clarity, precision, empathy, and low arousal
How to structure visits, assessments and reviews for autistic adults
How to build rapport and develop trust
How to alter the way you communicate
Assessing sensory needs within context of the Care Act 

Service provision:
Working with care providers and setting up placements for autistic adults
What does a good service look like?
Critically evaluating providers including specialist provision
Low level long term support methods

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0507 Understanding Personality Disorder

This half day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to understand more about the diagnostic category of personality disorder in order to better provide services and support that can make a positive difference to peopleðs lives. It is aimed at all employees and managers of the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors. This is a workshop that is suitable for participants at all levels, mainly as an introduction to the issues, though it can also provide an update for staff who are already trained / more experienced in working with people with a personality disorder. It will draw upon personal experiences of receiving a personality disorder diagnosis and up to date evidence of helpful interventions and approaches. 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 03 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0557 Introduction to Autism: 3-hour workshop

This 3-hour introductory course is suitable for staff who could be in contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Course Aims: Develop knowledge about 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 training”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/163 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

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 10 November 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0491 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning)

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0561 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults

NOW 9.30am - 1.00pm

This half-day workshop aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the causes and impact of dementia on individuals, and to highlight ways in which staff can work positively and effectively with older people who are living with dementia.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 02 December 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0555 Autism Spectrum Conditions: 1-day Training

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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 December 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0536 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

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1 15 December 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0048 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

''Medicine in Mind'' : Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 January 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map