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Code: SGC/22/0890 Emotion Coaching (EVENT FULL)

This training has been arranged for foster carers or those working with our children looked after.

What is emotion coaching? Emotion coaching was first introduced by John Gottman and his colleagues in the USA. Emotion coaching is about helping children to become more aware of their emotions and to manage their own feelings particularly during instances of misbehaviour. It entails validating children's emotions, setting limits where appropriate and problem-solving with the child to develop more effective behavioural strategies.

The Course will run from 12:45 to 14:30, but you will able to log into the meeting from 12:30, so that we can ensure a prompt start at 12:45


Guidance for Microsoft Teams Foster Carers Training

 
How to join the meeting:

Anyone with a business or consumer email account can participate as a guest in Teams, with access to team chats, meetings, and screenshare


1. Go to the meeting invite, (the email we will send you), and select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

2. That will open a webpage, where you'll see two choices: Download the Windows app and Join on the web instead. Your browser may ask if it's OK for Teams to use your microphone and camera. Be sure to allow it so you'll be seen and heard in your meeting.

3. Enter your name and choose your audio and video settings. Select Phone audio if you want to listen to the meeting on your mobile phone.

4. When you're ready, hit Join now.

5. This will bring you into the lobby. Teams will notify the meeting organiser that you are there, and someone in the meeting can then admit you. 

Protocol for running the meeting with safeguarding considerations:

1. Please arrive from 12:30. 

2. When you enter, please arrive with your volume on “mute”

3. Please make sure that your name on the screen is just your first name with the first letter of your surname; for example, Catherine C. This is to maintain your confidentiality. You will not be admitted to the meeting without your name typed in the box because that way we make sure only people who have been invited attend. So, you have to type it in before you click “join”

4. Please always keep your video on so that we know who is “in the room”

5. Please do not use names of children during the meeting, this is to maintain their confidentiality

6. We will not be recording the meeting, please do not do so either

7. If you want to ask a question or make a comment, please type it into the “chat” function. The person who is moderating the meeting can then ask you to unmute and speak to the whole meeting

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 June 2022 12:30 - 14:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 05 July 2022 12:30 - 14:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/22/0872 FCSG: Parenting Teenagers Support Group


 
This 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. 


The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 September 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Kingswood Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/0870 Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

Butterflies and Bees is changing its name to Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

In order to do this course you must first have done Why and How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After; or another kind of training on attachment; or have had some partnership/carer consultation through Thinking Aloud.

This is a psychoeducational group for adults who care for children who have experienced trauma and loss.

Why do the course?
Entering the world of children who have experienced trauma and loss can present many challenges. They may act in ways that bring up intense emotions in the people who are caring for them and often get trapped in cycles of placement breakdowns, low self worth and long term mental health issues. There is no easy solution to this, but by gaining a better understanding of the worlds these children are living in, we open up space for repairing the negative impacts. This ultimately will lead to a reduction in distress and better social and emotional wellbeing.

What will we be doing on the course?
This course presents offers:
1. A guide to the world of these children
2. Tools needed to navigate and survive in them.
The course is not designed to provide a “magic wand” to fix these children but act as a foundation or refresher for carers to continue to build their reflective capacity, knowledge, and skill set.

Do I need to do this?
You will get the most out of the course if you come with an open mind and the understanding that even the most experienced carers benefit from an opportunity to refresh and reflect on these skills. The course facilitators aim to role model this with the philosophy that no one is the expert and everyone has something to bring to the group from their lives.

Primary aims - Carers will gain…
1. Carers personal tools e.g. self care, self reflection
2. Child specific tools
3. A workbook: information and theories

Key learning methods:
1. Discussion
2. Reflection
3. Practice (role play and tasks to do at home each week)
4. Direct teaching from facilitators
5. Peer learning*

Please feel free to share your knowledge and tips with other carers when things are raised in the group. There are things to be learned from everyone


Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 September 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 07 October 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 14 October 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 21 October 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
5 04 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
6 11 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
7 18 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
8 25 November 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
9 02 December 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0873 FCSG: Parenting Teenagers Support Group


 
This 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. 


The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0874 FCSG: Parenting Teenagers Support Group


 
This 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. 


The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 December 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Kingswood Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0047 FCSG: Parenting Teenagers Support Group


 
This 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. 


The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Kingswood Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0048 FCSG: Parenting Teenagers Support Group


 
This 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. 


The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 March 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0046 Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

VENUE: Badminton Road Council Offices Room 12 and 13

Butterflies and Bees is changing its name to Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

In order to do this course you must first have done Why and How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After; or another kind of training on attachment; or have had some partnership/carer consultation through Thinking Aloud.

This is a psychoeducational group for adults who care for children who have experienced trauma and loss.

Why do the course?
Entering the world of children who have experienced trauma and loss can present many challenges. They may act in ways that bring up intense emotions in the people who are caring for them and often get trapped in cycles of placement breakdowns, low self worth and long term mental health issues. There is no easy solution to this, but by gaining a better understanding of the worlds these children are living in, we open up space for repairing the negative impacts. This ultimately will lead to a reduction in distress and better social and emotional wellbeing.

What will we be doing on the course?
This course presents offers:
1. A guide to the world of these children
2. Tools needed to navigate and survive in them.
The course is not designed to provide a “magic wand” to fix these children but act as a foundation or refresher for carers to continue to build their reflective capacity, knowledge, and skill set.

Do I need to do this?
You will get the most out of the course if you come with an open mind and the understanding that even the most experienced carers benefit from an opportunity to refresh and reflect on these skills. The course facilitators aim to role model this with the philosophy that no one is the expert and everyone has something to bring to the group from their lives.

Primary aims - Carers will gain…
1. Carers personal tools e.g. self care, self reflection
2. Child specific tools
3. A workbook: information and theories

Key learning methods:
1. Discussion
2. Reflection
3. Practice (role play and tasks to do at home each week)
4. Direct teaching from facilitators
5. Peer learning*

Please feel free to share your knowledge and tips with other carers when things are raised in the group. There are things to be learned from everyone


Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 March 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
2 14 March 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
3 21 March 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
4 28 March 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
5 18 April 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
6 25 April 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map
7 02 May 2023 19:30 - 12:00 Badminton Road Offices Map
8 09 May 2023 19:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road Offices Map