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May 23, 2019

The impact of domestic violence on children

BELFAST TRUST

Morning course

Facilitator:
Belfast Women’s Aid

Dates:
Thursday 23 May 2019 (TBC)

Time:
10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Venue:
TBC

Target group:
All carers interested in finding out more about this subject, but especially those caring for children who have witnessed domestic unrest at home.

Course content:

  • What is domestic violence?
  • Why do women find it difficult to leave?
  • Experiences of children and how domestic violence affects them
  • How foster carers can support children who have witnessed violence in the home

You can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, 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).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: May 23, 2019 10:00 am
End: May 23, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: TBC

June 4, 2019

Sexual Orientation Awareness

SOUTHERN TRUST

Date:
Tuesday 4th June 2019

Time:
10am—1pm

Venue:
Newry Teachers Centre

Facilitators:

Rainbow Project

Objectives:
This training will cover the following issues:

  • Why is Sexual Orientation training relevant to me as a Foster Carer or Social Worker
  • Understanding the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people
  • Use of appropriate terminology and language
  • How best to support children and young people in your care who may be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender
  • Support services available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their families

To reserve a place on any course please discuss with your Supervising Social Worker or alternatively call/email staff at Portadown Family Placement Team on 02837560750 or at:

jude.muldoon@southerntrust.hscni.netjacquie.kilfeather@southerntrust.hscni.net or mark.watt@southerntrust.hscni.net.

Start: June 4, 2019 10:00 am
End: June 4, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: Newry Teachers Centre
Address:
Newry

June 5, 2019

Care of the Under 2s

BELFAST TRUST

Morning workshop

Facilitator:
Miriam Beckett, Social Worker and Lorraine Murphy, Health Visitor

Dates:
Wednesday 5 June 2019

Time:
9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Venue:
TBC

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 2s
  • 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 a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, 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).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: June 5, 2019 9:30 am
End: June 5, 2019 9:30 am
Venue: TBC

TCiF – Refresher

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Further details in the SEHSCT Learning and Development programme 2018/19

Start: June 5, 2019 10:00 am
End: June 5, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: Warren Children's Centre
Address:
Lisburn

June 6, 2019

Recognising Men’s Role in Fostering

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Further details in the SEHSCT Learning and Development programme 2018/19

Start: June 6, 2019 6:30 pm
End: June 6, 2019 6:30 pm
Venue: Warren Children's Centre
Address:
Lisburn

June 11, 2019

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Further details in the SEHSCT Learning and Development programme 2018/19

Start: June 11, 2019 6:30 pm
End: June 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Venue: Bangor Hospital
Address:
Bangor

Caring for children and young people with ADHD

BELFAST TRUST

Evening workshop

Facilitator:
Sarah Salters from ADD-NI

Dates:
Tuesday 11 June 2019 (TBC)

Time:
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Venue:
ADD – NI
86 Eglantine Avenue
BELFAST BT9 6EU

Target group:

  • Carers who are currently caring for children and young people diagnosed with ADHD or who are suspected to have this condition.
  • Carers who wish to find out more about ADHD and the services provided by ADD-NI.

Description:
ADD-NI was originally established in 1997 as a support network for children and young people and the families of those affected by AD/HD: Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. The organisation aims to:

  • Provide support and information and raise awareness of the disorder across the Province
  • Work in partnership with children, young people and adults affected by AD/HD and their families and other agencies
  • Through support, early intervention and preventative programmes, the organisation aims to build on each child / young person’s individual strengths, enabling them to reach their full potential.

Carers attending this session will learn more about ADHD from the young person’s perspective and discuss ways to managing behaviour and enabling their young people to make the most of their potential. It will be an informal session, where carers will be encouraged to ask questions and share experiences and advice with one another.

You can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, 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).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: June 11, 2019 7:00 pm
End: June 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: ADD-NI
Address:
86 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6EU

June 13, 2019

Basic First Aid

BELFAST TRUST

Evening Course

Facilitator:
Paul Berry Training

Date:
Thursday 13 June 2019

Time:
6.30 pm to 9.30 pm

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

Target group:
All carers are required to complete a Basic First Aid course and have their skills updated on a regular basis.

Course description:
This informal First Aid session will give you the basics of first aid needed in the initial stages of an emergency. The session will focus on emergency care of babies, young children and teenagers who are unconscious, bleeding, choking or who have suffered a burn, scald or a broken bone.

You can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, 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).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: June 13, 2019 6:30 pm
End: June 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Venue: City Life Centre
Address:
143 Northumberland Street, Belfast, BT13 2JF

June 18, 2019

Impact of traumatic loss on children and young people

BELFAST TRUST

Morning session

Facilitator:
Helen Barry, Barnardos Bereavement Service

Date:
Tuesday 18 June 2019 (TBC)

Time:
10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Venue:
TBC

Helen Barry is an experienced practitioner with Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service. She works on a daily basis with children and families who have been bereaved and imparts some invaluable information about how children perceive death/cope with bereavement and how adults can help them cope with and understand the loss.

Aim:
This course looks at the impact of sudden or traumatic loss on a child or young person when a parent or significant other dies. It will explore how to talk to children about bereavement and help them to cope with the loss.

From the training session, participants will gain knowledge of how children and young people develop an understanding of death, including traumatic bereavement through suicide. Participants will also learn some techniques to help support bereaved children and young people.

The training will take participants through the grief patterns of children and young people, language to use and how to support them in remembering the person who has died.

You can book a place on a training course or workshop in a number of ways:

  • Completion of the enclosed blue booking form – return to June Martin at 3rd Floor, Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 83 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3PD
  • Telephone call or email to June Martin – 028 9504 0302, 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).

Courses may occasionally have to be cancelled due to low numbers of applicants.

Start: June 18, 2019 10:00 am
End: June 18, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: TBC

June 19, 2019

Fostering in a Digital World Safeguarding App workshop

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Further details in the SEHSCT Learning and Development programme 2018/19

Start: June 19, 2019 10:00 am
End: June 19, 2019 10:00 am
Venue: Grove House
Address:
Ballynahinch