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Code: SGC/19/315 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees (EVENT FULL)

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees:  A 5-part course for Foster Carers, Social Workers and Teachers.

These 5 sessions will be spread out throughout 2019 from March until November.  They are being faciliated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb From Tamarisk Training.

Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you confused by the rhetoric surrounding migraton and want to know some facts?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

We will start by exploring what it feels like to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. From a positon of empathy we will then look at some fundamental ways in which cultures di?er from each other, which may give us insights into the behaviour of our clients. We will consider the bigger picture of global migraton to try to understand why refugees and asylum seekers might end up in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys. We will then zoom in to the details of the UK asylum system and how it works (or doesn’t work) both for adults and for children. We will map service provision for refugees in our area and how we can e?ectively signpost our clients. We will gather as a mult-disciplinary learning community to dialogue and learn together through a variety of simulations, games, discussions, case studies and other actvites on this highly interactive course.

About Us Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk Attendence is expected at each session, as the days will build on the previous one.

The sessions will run in the following order:

1. Culture Shock - 20th March
2. Hot and Cold Cultures - 22nd May
3. A Refugee's Journey - 10th July
4. The UK Asylum System - 18th September
5. Unaccompanied Children - 6th November

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 May 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 10 July 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 18 September 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 06 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/800 Sensory Processing - Tackling the Trauma with Movement and Touch

Many children are under or over responsive/reactive to sensory input (sounds, smells, tastes, other people). They can struggle with reading and writing, concentration and behaving at school and may have issues with physical activities such as riding a bike, swimming or climbing.

Such behaviour and developmental delay has been attributed to trauma and lack of stimulation as well as living in hostile environments before and after birth. However there is another cause to add to the mix, and one that can be easily rectified.

We are all born with primitive reflexes that are usually integrated within the first year or so of life as they no longer serve us. Think of infant reflexes such as sucking and rooting and the plantar grasp where the toes curl when the foot is stroked. Two reflexes prevalent in our children are the moro (startle) and fear paralysis reflex which if not integrated are believed to contribute to learning challenges, behavioural challenges, anxiety, emotional imbalances and overwhelm.

This session is being delivered by Gill Tree.
 

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1 17 June 2019 09:30 - 15:30 The Batch Community 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/19/056 Launch Pad Session 6: Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians

What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face. How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage. The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting. This session will focus on: Trauma

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1 27 June 2019 10:00 - 12:30 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/831 Bitse Size Learning - A Myth Busting Session on Fostering UASC

This series of bite size learning sessions, is aimed at giving you further information on topics that you may or may not be familiar with. 


We have a range of subjects on offer as well as different speakers; including foster carers, social workers, GP’s, Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Mental Health Clinician, contributing to most of the sessions.
 
 
It is also very much a session for you to be able to ask questions, in order to better understand a topic, or have queries answered. 
 

Sessions will run from 10:00 to 12:30/13:00 , or 18:30 – 21:00 if this is an evening course.

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1 02 July 2019 10:00 - 13:00 The Batch Community 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/19/997 Parent and Child Training


This course will prepare supervising social workers and foster carers to undertake specialist Parent and Child Together placements. Participants will gain a clear understanding of legislation, planning and assessment processes, roles and responsibilities in relation to these placements. The training will also enhance the attendees key skills in partnership working, recording and reporting.

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1 17 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The Vassalls Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/069 Total Respect

Total Respect is a national training course, designed with the help of young people in care, about being in care. It aims to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, how we can listen to children and young people, act on their wishes and feelings, and what we need to do to make sure this is effective. Total Respect is unique in that care-experienced young people co-deliver the training. It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for staff and counsellors to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote childrenðs rights and participation.

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1 29 July 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 30 July 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 18 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/731 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 04 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/833 Bitse Size Learning - Lying and Stealing

This series of bite size learning sessions, is aimed at giving you further information on topics that you may or may not be familiar with. 


We have a range of subjects on offer as well as different speakers; including foster carers, social workers, GP’s, Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Mental Health Clinician, contributing to most of the sessions.
 
 
It is also very much a session for you to be able to ask questions, in order to better understand a topic, or have queries answered. 
 

Sessions will run from 10:00 to 12:30/13:00 , or 18:30 – 21:00 if this is an evening course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 18:30 - 21:00 Badminton Road G12 Map