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April 25, 2018

Care of Under 2s

BELFAST TRUST

Morning workshop

Facilitators:  Miriam Beckett, Social Worker
                            Lorraine Murphy, Health Visitor

Date:              Wednesday 25th April 2018

Time:             9.30 am – 1.00 pm

Venue:           Arches Health and Wellbeing Centre

Target Group

All carers who provide placements and babies and toddlers

Course Objectives

  • To update carer’s knowledge of child care practices for the under 2’s
  • To demonstrate the effect of interrupted development on babies
  • To increase carer’s knowledge of and confidence in resuscitation techniques

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: April 25, 2018 9:30 am
End: April 25, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Arches Health and Wellbeing Centre
Address:
1 Westminster Avenue North, Belfast

May 1, 2018

Foster Carer Support Group

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Date:      1 May 2018
Time:      6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Venue:   Millbrook Hotel, Ballynahinch

Start: May 1, 2018 6:30 am
End: May 1, 2018 6:30 am

May 8, 2018

Behaviour Management with Children and Young People

BELFAST TRUST

Full morning course with lunch

Facilitator:    Dr Mary Magee, Psychologist and Trainer

Date:              Tuesday 8th May 2018

Time:             9.30 am – 1.30 pm

Venue:           East Belfast Network Centre 

Target Group

Relevant to all carers

Course Content

  • Defining difficult behaviour in the context of foster care – what are the children’s needs, their level of understanding, their relationships with birth family and subsequent effects on their behaviour?
  • Positive intervention techniques – what works to effectively change difficult behaviours, what does not work so well?
  • Promoting self-esteem and coping skills in our young people.

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: May 8, 2018 9:30 am
End: May 8, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: East Belfast Network Centre
Address:
55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast

Mood Matters

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Mood Matters is an award winning educational programme, developed and delivered by Aware since 2000.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health
  • Highlight the risk factors for, and symptoms of, stress, anxiety and depression
  • Help to reduce stigma by conveying the message that depression is an illness and not a sign of weakness
  • Provide information about treatments available and promote self help strategies for regaining and / or maintaining good mental health
  • Provide participants with relevant literature to reinforce learning and provide a future point of reference
  • Signpost participants to sources of support
  • Discussion looks at triggers for stress, signs and symptoms and how to manage
  • Group will learn the signs and symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and appropriate treatments for these
  • Teaches self-care techniques which promote resilience and a healthy mind
  • Aims to help adults learn about depression and recognise the role of self-help strategies in improving mood
  • Uses appropriate activities and group work.

What previous participants have said…

“This session was excellent and pointed out clearly, things to help yourself and organise who to go to, to seek help. Thank you.”

“Good address highlighted that physical and mental illness are equal. Help is there but try and help yourself.”

“Excellent presentation and everyone should have the opportunity to attend and learn about mental health issues.”

Facilitators: AWARE Staff

Start: May 8, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 8, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: Fostering Team
Address:
Bangor Hospital, Bangor

May 9, 2018

Men’s Role in Fostering

NORTHERN TRUST

Date:     9 and 16 May 2018

Time and venue to be confirmed

This is a two session course designed to help to support male foster carers.

The course will:

 

  • Identify and highlight that men are very effective carers
  • Examine feelings about abused children and their abusers
  • Acknowledge risk of providing care to a child who has been abused
  • Examine expectations and concerns for male foster carers
  • Revisit and examine safer caring policy
  • Illustrate the role of men working with the looked after children in foster care
  • Examine gender issues in the child care domain
Start: May 9, 2018 8:00 am
End: May 9, 2018 8:00 am

May 11, 2018

The Impact of Parental Mental Health Problems on Children

BELFAST TRUST

Full morning course with lunch

Facilitator:    Lelia Fitzsimmons, Trust’s Learning & Development Team

Date:              Friday 11th May 2018

Time:             10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Venue:           Meeting Room 3, Level 3
                          Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre

Target Group

  • Carers who are looking after children where parents have suffered mental health problems
  • Carers who regularly take emergency / short term placements where familial mental health may be an issue

Course Content

  • What constitutes a mental health difficulty?
  • The impact of parental mental ill health on both the parent and their children
  • What role can carers play in helping the child understanding their parent’s difficulties and having their own needs met? 

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: May 11, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 11, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Shankill Health and Wellbeing Centre
Address:
83 Shankill Road, Belfast

May 15, 2018

Core Issues in Fostering

SOUTHERN TRUST

SOUTHERN TRUST

Date:      Tuesday 15th & 22nd May 2018
Time:      10am – 4pm
Venue:   Armagh Teachers Centre

Facilitators: Trust Staff/Foster Carer

Course Content for Core Issues in Fostering

Impact of Fostering on the Family and Contact Issues

  • To raise awareness of the potential impact fostering may have on the foster family
  • To encourage foster carers to carefully consider what children may best match their family
  • Encourage foster carers to prepare their family for the arrival of a foster child or young person
  • To consider the impact fostering may be having on family members and to develop strategies to cope
Start: May 15, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 15, 2018 10:00 am

Compassion Fatigue

BELFAST TRUST

Afternoon workshop

Facilitators:  Tutors from the Belfast Recovery College

Date:              Tuesday 15th May 2018

Time:             1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Venue:           Farset International Centre 

Description

Belfast Recover 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 carers 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: May 15, 2018 1:00 pm
End: May 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Venue: Farset Internation Centre
Address:
466 Springfield Road, Belfast

May 16, 2018

Kinship Support Group – Contact: Everyone Matters

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Guest speaker, Bridie Rainey will present information about a pilot programme being undertaken with birth parents in South Eastern Trust.

The aim of the programme is to explore:

  • Support offered before, during and after contact for parent and child
  • Supporting parents through loss / grief cycle and coming to terms with their changing parental role
  • Provide therapeutic relationship building techniques
  • Provide parents a better understanding of the foster carers role in their child’s life.

Facilitator:  Bridie Rainey
                          Acting Senior Social Worker – LAC

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Start: May 16, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 16, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Grove House
Address:
Ballynahinch

DDP Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

NORTHERN TRUST

DATE:       16 May 2018
TIME:        10am – 12pm
VENUE:    Sandel Centre, 6 Knocklynn Road Coleraine, BT52 1WT

This workshop will look at the approach taken by DDP a model from the work of Dan Hughes. It considers how the child’s experiences can impact on their feelings and behaviour.

The effect childhood trauma has on brain development and the ability to form relationship and trust people who want to care for them. With this knowledge carers can tailor their parenting style to help the child feel safe, understood, and over time, to develop and overcome challenges they have faced.

This workshop is taken by Helen Livingston Senior Practitioner in the Specialist Fostering Team who is DDP trained.

Start: May 16, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 16, 2018 10:00 am