Professional Training Courses

Professional Training Courses

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Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer workshops provided by DSPL and other local providers.

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Parent and Carer Workshops

Talking ASD & ADHD: Loss and Separation

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

For parents and carers of children aged 2-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

We will help you to learn about:

  • The impact that separation, divorce or bereavement has on children with ASD/ADHD
  • Responding to the fall out - the emotions and the behaviour.
  • Preparing for the difficult conversations with your childHow to deliver ‘bad news’
  • Preparing your child for change
  • Managing your own difficult feelings and helping your children to manage theirs
  • Where to access further help and support, both locally and nationally.

For further information 

Monday 07 February 2022 - 09:30 until 11:30

Talking ASD & ADHD: Tech Use

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

For parents and carers of children aged 2-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

We will help you to learn about:

  • How your child’s diagnosis increases vulnerability online.
  • What you can do to support any difficulties with online behaviour.
  • Recognising when something is wrong.
  • Managing difficult conversations with confidence.
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries for online use.
  • Teaching your child to develop their own methods of regulating internet use and staying safe.
  • Where to access further help and support, both locally and nationally.

For further information: 

Tuesday 08 February 2022 - 19:30 until 21:30

Talking Teens (Course Id: SL479)

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Our FREE 6 week online courses for parents and carers of children aged 12-19 will cover :

  • The Teen Brain: Recognising the physical and emotional changes taking place during the teenage years and why their behaviour changes.
  • The link between behaviour and communicating difficult feelings.
  • Maintaining your relationship with good communication.
  • Understanding risk taking behaviour around drugs, alcohol and gang culture.
  • How to negotiate during a conflict situation.

For further information: 

Monday 21 February 2022 - 19:45 until 21:15

Talking Families (Course Id: SL476)

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Our FREE 6 week online courses for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 will help you to:

  • Manage challenging behaviour with consistenc
  • Encourage positive behaviour
  • Build your child's self esteem
  • Set and maintain boundaries
  • Respond to tantrums and difficult feelings in children

For further information: 

Tuesday 22 February 2022 - 09:45 until 11:15

Online Education Programme for Parents/ Carers of secondary school aged young people who are using a CAMHS* Clinic, Step2 or Counselling Service.

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 1 | Free Seats: 14

This free course, held over six weeks, will provide you as parents/carers with skills and support to help your child and improve your health and wellbeing.

Learn more about young people’s mental health andrecovery, effective communication skills, family culture, problem-solving and looking after yourself.

Where: Online over Zoom, start 7pm and finish 9pm.

When: Tuesday’s on 22nd February and 1st, 8th, 15th,22nd and 29th March

Tuesday 22 February 2022 - 19:00 until 21:00

Talking ASD and ADHD Workshop: Anxiety and Stress

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

For parents and carers of children aged 2-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

We will help you to learn about:

  • The difference between stress and anxiety.
  • Understanding anxiety related conditions amongst young people with ASD and/or ADHD.
  • How to spot the non-verbal signs of stress.
  • Common triggers amongst neurodiverse children.
  • What an anxious child needs to feel safe and how to provide this.
  • Strategies to engage an anxious or stressed child.
  • The early warning signs of mental health problems.
  • Where to access further help and support, locally and nationally.

for further details including how to book.

Tuesday 22 February 2022 - 19:30 until 21:30

Talking Families (Course Id: SL477)

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Our FREE 6 week online courses for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 will help you to:

  • Manage challenging behaviour with consistenc
  • Encourage positive behaviour
  • Build your child's self esteem
  • Set and maintain boundaries
  • Respond to tantrums and difficult feelings in children

For further information: 

Tuesday 22 February 2022 - 20:00 until 21:30

Twilight Virtual Introduction to supporting pupils who have Down syndrome

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 50

This session will include information about what Down syndrome is, what strengths and difficulties your pupil who has Down syndrome may have and give an overview of supporting your pupil in school. It will provide you with knowledge and give you confidence in supporting your pupil.   It is highly recommended for all staff, not just those working directly with the pupil, and is an essential starting point for those who are working more closely with the pupil. 

Wednesday 23 February 2022 - 16:00 until 17:30

Talking Dads (Course Id: SL481)

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Over 6 FREE weekly sessions, fathers and male carers of children aged 0-19 will be supported to:

  • Increase confidence in your parenting.
  • Develop your dad/child relationship, now and for the future.
  • Improve listening and communication skills.
  • Develop strategies for dealing with anger and conflict.
  • Learn how to enforce boundaries.

For further information: 

Wednesday 23 February 2022 - 19:45 until 21:15

Talking Additional Needs (Course Id: SL474)

Parent and Carer Workshops Debbie Robins
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Free 6 week courses for parents and carers of children aged 2-19 years with a recognised additional need. Diagnosis is not essential.

Wednesdays 8.00-9.30pm 23rd Feb-30th Mar Course ID SL474

  • Understand your child’s behaviour.
  • Find strategies that really work.
  • Understand conflict : why it happens and how to handle it.
  • Manage anger effectively.
  • Motivate, encourage and support your child.
  • Manage the different needs within your family.

For further information: 

Wednesday 23 February 2022 - 20:00 until 21:30
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