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Code: SGC/20/0693 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 22 April 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

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/20/332 Assertiveness Skills (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

Being assertive allows you to engage respectfully with other people, whilst also respecting your own needs. It ensures that you don't feel taken advantage of. At certain times, most people find it difficult to communicate honestly, directly and openly with other people. There are two other main ways of relating to others: being passive or being aggressive. Assertiveness involves being clear about what you feel, what you need and how it can be achieved. This requires confident, open body language and the ability to communicate calmly without attacking another person. 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 22 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 23 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0695 Butterflies and Bees (EVENT FULL)

‘Butterflies and Bees’ This course follows on from 'Why and How?' Attachment and Emotional Health for Young People Looked After. A training course designed to support foster carers, adopters and special guardians in developing their ability and confidence to respond therapeutically to the children in their care. This in-depth course is a key intervention from the Thinking Aloud team, designed to help you as carers develop your ability to support the children in your care. We will cover topics such as attachment and trauma, as well as consider different behaviours that might be difficult to manage within the home. We will spend some time thinking about your responses to difficulties in your relationships with the young people in your care, and discover and practice a range of practical techniques to improve their and your wellbeing. Please note that priority may need to be given to certain carers identified by the Family Placement and/or Thinking Aloud Team.

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1 22 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
2 29 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
3 06 May 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
4 13 May 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
5 20 May 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
6 03 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
7 10 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
8 17 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
9 24 June 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map
10 08 July 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0605 Strengthening Resilience & Well Being (Burning Brightly not Burning Out) (Cancelled)

Well-being and resilience are developed in the context of both our internal sense of self and the external context we find ourselves in. When we work in jobs which involve us in engaging with people who are experiencing emotional and psychological trauma, this will inevitably have an impact on our own resilience and well-being. 

Developing well-being and resilience is more than just a set of tools or strategies. It is a holistic approach to life and work, based in our values and beliefs, which integrates daily practices to support ourselves in the challenging work we have chosen to do.

This workshop has been developed to provide a space for you to reflect and share with colleagues. In recent years an extensive evidence base has begun to emerge demonstrating the important beneficial effects on mental health of engaging with our natural environment. The venue for this workshop has been chosen specifically because of the proximity to one of the city’s beautiful green spaces. Except in the case of extremely bad weather part of this workshop will be conducted outdoors amongst the trees and green spaces of the Oldbury Court Estate.

About Penny:

Penny has worked for over twenty five years in a child-care social work context. She continues to be involved in this sector providing individual and group supervision, practice education for student social workers and professional and personal development sessions. She also works with a group of like-minded professionals from a variety of backgrounds, to develop workshops and exercises which harness the natural environment as a source of emotional and psychological nourishment for those who work in frontline services.

PLEASE NOTE:

· Please wear outdoor clothes and bring a waterproof jacket and/or umbrella, as we will be spending some time in the park.

· Please can you bring a packed lunch. If the weather allows we will picnic in the park. There is a café at the Vassall Centre where you can order sandwiches in the morning to be picked up.



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1 22 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The Vassalls Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0580 Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control (Module 1) - formerly (Cancelled)

This 1-day course will build on delegates’ learning from the Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning module which should be completed before attending this course. The Intermediate training day will provide additional content as set out below.

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1 22 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/106 Using Technology to Inspire Boys to Write Network SCHOOLS ONLY (cf) (Cancelled)

This network is to bring together the people who attended ‘Using Technology to Inspire Boys to Write’ to continue to develop writing within their provision.

We will share ideas and successes to embed and develop the inspirational practice achieved during the previous year, while considering local and national initiatives in this area.

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1 22 April 2020 16:30 - 18:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/165 Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This one day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board Training Group and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents. Effective child protection depends not only on reliable and accepted procedures for all staff involved with children, but also on their skills, knowledge and judgement and the ability to work together co-operatively. Staff with lead roles in child protection require specialised training in order to carry out their work with abused children and families. Please note it is recommended to leave a minimum of 3 months between attending Inter Agency Child Protection and Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

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

Code: SGC/20/113 Introduction to The Havening Techniques Including Demonstration (Cancelled)


All of the information below is taken from Louise McKays website on Havening Gloucester: https://www.havenit.co.uk/

Louise McKay has kindly agreed to come and deliver a two hour introduction to Havening.

Louise McKay is a Certified Practitioner and Trainer of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trademark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York.

In 2013 Louise discovered The Havening Techniques, created by Dr Ronald Ruden MD PhD and co-developer Dr Steven Ruden DDS. She has used this therapy extensively on herself and it has completely changed her life. She is passionate about spreading awereness so that all can benefit. She has experienced excellent results with a wide range of issues and has been able to help many clients emotionally detach from memories that have troubled them for as long as 55 years!


Some of the issues she has worked with include:
Past Trauma, Phobias, Bereavement / Loss, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, PTSD, Low Self Esteem, Confidence Issues, Pathological Emotions (guilt, shame, jealousy), Depression, Relationships, Personal Development, Life Transitions, Unexplained Chronic Pain and Stress Related Illness

Louise has agreed to come along and give a free 2 hour 'Introduction to The Havening Techniques Including Demonstration', so that we can understand this process a little better.

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1 23 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/178 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

This assessed training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA. The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers: Understand the principles of the MCA Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person. How the training course works: Attend a workshop Submit brief evidence of how you have applied your learning in the workplace Receive feedback on your work which is shared with your employer Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a Mental Capacity Essentials Training Certificate.

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1 23 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map