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February 21, 2018

Solihull for Foster Carers

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Dates:  21 & 28 February 2018

Solihull Approach training for Foster Carers – ‘Understanding your foster child’s behaviour’

Aim of course:

  • Develop foster carers’ understanding of children in their care, their behaviour, their experiences and developmental issues
  • Increase cares confidence in observing and understanding their foster child’s communication, relationships and behavior
  • Promote reflective, sensitive and effective foster caring
  • Promote reciprocity in relationships
  • Help carers understand the importance of ‘rupture and repair’ to enhance their skills and promote resilience of foster children
  • Promote understanding of the impact of early experience on how the foster child relates
  • Promote effective use of behaviour management.

Presenters: Sarah Lewis (SET Connects) and Janine Duggan (Health visitor)

Aimed at carers with 0-10 year olds in placement

*Carers should attend both sessions*

Start: February 21, 2018 9:30 am
End: February 21, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Meeting Room 2
Address:
Lough House, Ards Hospital, Newtownards

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Level 1

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Objectives:

Participants will develop a deeper knowledge and improve their skills regarding the sexual exploitation of children and young people and will be clear about their role within the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency context.

Content:

  • Understanding the nature and scope of CSE in Northern Ireland
  • Risk factors of CSE and going missing
  • Recognising signs associated with CSE
  • The underlying processes associated with CSE
  • The link between abuse, current behaviours and vulnerability to CSE
  • Key legislation, policy and agency responses / roles to the issue of CSE and children missing from home and care.

Facilitator: NEXUS Organisation

Start: February 21, 2018 10:00 am
End: February 21, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Grove House
Address:
Ballynahinch

Cultural Competency

BELFAST TRUST

Three morning sessions

Facilitators:  The Mosaic Programme

Dates:            Wednesday 21st February 2018
                         Wednesday 28th February 2018
                         Wednesday 7th March 2018 

Time:             10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Venue:           City Life Centre
                         143 Northumberland Street
                         Belfast      BT13 2JF

At the end of this course, participants will have developed:

  • A better knowledge of how one’s own culture shapes attitudes, perceptions and behaviours
  • An awareness of the limited value of stereotyping individuals from certain cultures or ethnicities
  • The ability to value diversity and a willingness to learn about other people’s cultures
  • Specific knowledge of the language, customs and values of particular cultures
  • The skills to feel comfortable and communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds

You can book a place on using any of the following ways:

  • Completion of the blue booking form in the training booklet – return to June Martin at Pine Lodge Annexe, 186 Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2AS
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0057, email:  june.martin@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • Your supervising social worker can book a place on your behalf

Please keep a note in your diary of the courses you have booked.

You will receive confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course approximately 10 days before the course date – please confirm your place by the required date (stipulated on the confirmation letter).

Start: February 21, 2018 10:00 am
End: February 21, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: City Life Centre
Address:
Northumberland Street, Belfast

Western Trust Fostering Information Evening

The Western HSC Trust Fostering Service are holding a number of information evenings for anyone with an interest in fostering. Why not join the team at Da Vinci’s Hotel to find out more about becoming a valued HSC foster carer.

Date:      Wednesday, 21st February
Time:      7:30 pm
Venue:   Da Vinci’s Hotel, Londonderry

Start: February 21, 2018 7:30 pm
End: February 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Da Vinci's Hotel
Address:
Londonderry

February 22, 2018

Building Attachments

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

SET Connects Therapeutic Services Workshops

SET Connects are offering a series of three workshops:

Using short presentations, discussion, small group exercises and videos each session will aim to:

  • Increase your understanding of the children you live with
  • Give you the opportunity to share your experiences of caring for the children in your home with other parents and carers
  • Help you think about how you might start to take some of the theory and use it to support children.

Brain Development and Trauma

We will talk about what research shows us about the impact of trauma and neglect on brain development throughout childhood. You will then have the opportunity to think about what you may notice in the children in your care.

Introduction to Attachment

This session will provide an introduction to Attachment theory and give you the chance to consider your understanding of the children in your home.

Building Attachments

This session will aim to explore how we might start to apply our understanding of Attachment theory and trauma in building relationships with children through therapeutic re-parenting. You will be able to think about some of the challenges you might face and to practice some strategies in small groups.

To get the most out of the training, we would recommend that participants aim to attend all three sessions if possible.

Presenters: SET Connects Psychologist

Start: February 22, 2018 10:00 am
End: February 22, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Meeting Room 1
Address:
Lough House, Ards Hospital, Newtownards

Western Trust Fostering Information Evening

The Western HSC Trust Fostering Service are holding a number of information evenings for anyone with an interest in fostering. Why not join the team at the Silverbirch Hotel to find out more about becoming a valued HSC foster carer.

Date:      Thursday, 22nd February
Time:      7:30 pm
Venue:   Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh

Start: February 22, 2018 7:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Silverbirch Hotel
Address:
Omagh

February 26, 2018

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk – ‘Love always leaves a legacy’

WESTERN TRUST

Kinship Foster Carers Only – LIMITED SPACES, MUST BE BOOKED

Date:       Monday, 26th February 2018
Time:       9:15-4:00PM
Venue:    Maldron Hotel, Belfast International Airport
                  200 Airport Road, Crumlin BT29 4ZY

We are delighted to welcome back Dr Suzanne Zeedyk following a successful training day with her in May 2017.

“Over the last 20 years, scientists have been discovering just how powerful love is. Relationships with loved ones affect not only our hearts, but our very biology.  Understanding this link helps us to think more deeply about the struggles that children in the care system face, including why their behaviour is often so challenging. It also helps us to think about how we can help these traumatised children to heal.  The answer is by loving them with even more patience and clearer boundaries”.

Dr Zeedyk will make sure you leave this event feeling confident about understanding the latest scientific discoveries on attachment and trauma – and she will make sure you have practical suggestions about how to apply those insights.

To book a place on the course please telephone Marie Walsh, Team Secretary, on 028 8283 5264 or email marie.walsh@westerntrust.hscni.net.

Start: February 26, 2018 9:15 am
End: February 26, 2018 9:15 am
Venue: Maldron Hotel
Address:
Belfast International Airport, Crumlin

February 27, 2018

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk – ‘Love always leaves a legacy’

WESTERN TRUST

Stranger Foster Carers Only – LIMITED SPACES, MUST BE BOOKED

Date:       Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Time:       9:15-4:00PM
Venue:    Maldron Hotel, Belfast International Airport
                  200 Airport Road, Crumlin BT29 4ZY

We are delighted to welcome back Dr Suzanne Zeedyk following a successful training day with her in May 2017.

“Over the last 20 years, scientists have been discovering just how powerful love is. Relationships with loved ones affect not only our hearts, but our very biology.  Understanding this link helps us to think more deeply about the struggles that children in the care system face, including why their behaviour is often so challenging. It also helps us to think about how we can help these traumatised children to heal.  The answer is by loving them with even more patience and clearer boundaries”.

Dr Zeedyk will make sure you leave this event feeling confident about understanding the latest scientific discoveries on attachment and trauma – and she will make sure you have practical suggestions about how to apply those insights.

To book a place on the course please telephone Marie Walsh, Team Secretary, on 028 8283 5264 or email marie.walsh@westerntrust.hscni.net.

Start: February 27, 2018 9:15 am
End: February 27, 2018 9:15 am
Venue: Maldron Hotel
Address:
Belfast International Airport, Crumlin

Compassion Fatigue

BELFAST TRUST

Morning course

Facilitators:  Belfast Recovery College

Date:              Tuesday 27th February 2018

Time:             10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Venue:           Upper Springfield Development Trust
                         689 Springfield Road
                         Belfast      BT12 7FP

Description

Belfast Recovery College is a health and wellbeing education and learning provision offering a range of courses for all individuals.

The focus is to provide the opportunity to learn together and to support one another.

All the courses are co-produced and co-delivered by both a practitioner with professional expertise and a peer trainer who has lived experience of mental health.

Compassion Fatigue

Self-care is a key priority for anyone who cares for a vulnerable other.  This course explores the impact of the caring role on yourself and how you can look after your own psychological and emotional needs.

NB – As this course is provided by Belfast Recovery College, it is open to the whole community therefore places fill up quickly.  To book a place telephone the Recovery College on 95043059 or 95046985 or email them on:  RecoveryCollege@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Please let your supervising social worker know that you have booked a place on these courses, so it can be added to your training record.

Start: February 27, 2018 10:00 am
End: February 27, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Belfast Recovery College
Address:
Upper Springfield Development Trust, Belfast

Supporting Young People with Autism

NORTHERN TRUST

Date:      27 February 2018
Time:     10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue:   Clotworthy House, Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH

This workshop is aimed at foster carers with young people who live with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

The workshop will look broadly at the conditions within the spectrum and explore practical strategies to support the children both at school and the home environment. Behavioural, sensory and social needs will also be covered.

Start: February 27, 2018 10:30 am
End: February 27, 2018 10:30 am