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Code: SGC/19/442 Understanding the Context of Supporting People with Learning Disabilities (2 day)

This course is aimed at staff working in agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector in South Gloucestershire, who are working with adults with learning disabilities, particularly (but not only) staff who are new to this area of work. DAY 1 This course has replaced Principles of Learning Disabilities Support. This unit introduces the principles that are fundamental in supporting people who have learning disabilities and it provides underpinning knowledge towards the relevant aspects of the Care Certificate. DAY 2 This unit has replaced "Your Role as a Learning Disabilities Worker". This unit introduces understanding of a learning disability worker’s job role and responsibilities, including an awareness of the roles of others and how to work in partnership with them.

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1 17 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 15 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/911 ACE Ambassador Training

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 half day 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 half-day 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 26 June 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/403 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning) (EVENT FULL)

This half-day course is available to anyone who has previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years. 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 26 June 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/589 Responding to Disclosures of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse

This 1-day course is for people working in an environment that involves disclosures of sexual violence/ sexual abuse. It Covers: - Barriers to disclosure -Current Sexual Violence Legislation -Discussions About Safeguarding -Information about trauma, flashbacks, and grounding techniques -The support needs of survivors of rape and sexual violence - Services that are available for survivors of rape and sexual violence. 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 05 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/912 ACE Ambassador Training

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 half day 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 half-day 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 16 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Badminton Road G13 Map

Code: SGC/19/400 Epilepsy Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy. Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course. The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work. 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 16 July 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/450 Anxiety & Depression - Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This half day course is aimed at people working in a variety of settings and will provide information and greater understanding about anxiety and depression, including how these link to loneliness and isolation for people. The course will incorporate a number of evidence-based strategies and raise delegates' awareness about services that can help promote wellbeing. 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 18 July 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/777 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

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

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1 02 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/486 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties

This one day workshop is specifically focused on good practice in supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties who are living with dementia. It 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 Adults with Learning Difficulties. 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 05 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/454 Understanding Self Harm (EVENT FULL)

In this 1 day training, aimed at all supporters and allies of people who self-harm, you will be provided with the opportunity to: - Understand what self-harm is, and consider why someone might use this strategy as a way of coping with their experiences. - Explore some myths and the impact of stigma for people who self-harm - Hear about what people who hurt themselves have said about self-harm, and what they have found helpful in professional and personal responses - Explore some of the shared challenges faced by supporters of people who self-harm from a wide variety of settings - Gain knowledge and information in order to build confidence when supporting someone who self-harms, including harm minimisation and safer self-harm approaches - Consider your own wellbeing and emotional health needs in a supportive environment. The standard charge for this course is £60. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 12 September 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map