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

Bringing up confident children for parents of children with SEN online group

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12
Dates:  12.45 pm – 2.45 pm
 

Family Lives are delivering 3 parenting groups in the summer term for targeted parents/carers.  Priority will be given to those families who have a Family First Assessment (FFA), Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP) and Youth Justice Plan (YJP). The groups, funded by Herts County Council, will be delivered online by MS Teams.

This programme provides support, information and resources to parents/carers and adult family members so they can help their child reach their full potential.

Sessions will cover :

  • Special Needs – a whole-family issue
  • Understanding your child’s behaviour
  • Helping your child manage their feelings and outbursts
  • Balancing support of siblings
  • Learning new parenting strategies to address challenging behaviour
  • Making a positive difference in your family life

Self-referrals or referrals by professionals can be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please click here for the online referral form.  Please call 0204 522 8700 or 8701 for more information.

Monday 17 May 2021 - 12:45 until 14:45

Spot the Signs (Youth Suicide Prevention Course)

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Audience: all practitioners working with children and young people (aged 9yrs to 20yrs) in Hertfordshire.

Overview:

The purpose of this session is to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness about youth suicide. We will explore information about which groups of young people are most at risk and why, protective factors and increase confidence in using practical strategies for identifying and responding to signs of risk in young people. You will be provided with some of the latest information and statistics in regard to suicide in young people. We will also explore the effects of media and contagion on youth suicide, with the internet having an important contemporary role. This session is most suitable for individuals working/ caring for 9-year to 20-year olds.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have a broad awareness of suicide in young people, including being able to recognise some of the latest statistics and risk factors
  • Understand some of the misconceptions surrounding suicide in young people and be aware of the impact of stigma.
  • Have increased confidence in responding to and supporting young people with suicidal thoughts.
  • Have an increased knowledge of services available in Hertfordshire to support young people with suicidal thoughts.
  • Know where and when to signpost young people to for additional support.

Dates/times:

9 June 2021, 10am to 2:30pm

22 June 2021, 10am to 2:30pm

To book your place please visit our website – links below

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Wednesday 09 June 2021 - 10:00

Getting on with your Pre Teen/Teenager (6 weeks)

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Wednesdays, 7-9pm, from 9 June to 14 July

Family Lives are delivering 3 parenting groups in the summer term for targeted parents/carers.  Priority will be given to those families who have a Family First Assessment (FFA), Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP) and Youth Justice Plan (YJP). The groups, funded by Herts County Council, will be delivered online by MS Teams.

This group is particularly suited for parents and or carers of pre-teen/teenagers who may have a FFA, CIN, CP or Youth Justice Plan and are showing signs of:

  • Risky behaviour online through social media
  • Attraction to or involvement in gangs
  • Alcohol and/or drugs, early sex, self-harming, crime and anti-social behaviour, aggressive and challenging behaviour

Self-referrals or referrals by professionals can be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please click here for the online referral form.  Please call 0204 522 8700 or 8701 for more information.

Wednesday 09 June 2021 - 19:00

Bringing Up Confident Children for Parents of Children with ADHD/ASD (6 weeks)

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Bringing Up Confident Children for Parents of Children with ADHD/ASD (6 weeks)

Thursdays, 9.30-11.30, from 10 June to 15 July

Family Lives are delivering 3 parenting groups in the summer term for targeted parents/carers.  Priority will be given to those families who have a Family First Assessment (FFA), Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP) and Youth Justice Plan (YJP). The groups, funded by Herts County Council, will be delivered online by MS Teams.

This programme provides support, information and resources to parents/carers and adult family members so they can help their child reach their full potential.

Sessions will cover :

  • ADHD - a whole-family issue
  • Understanding your child’s behaviour
  • Helping your child manage their feelings and outbursts
  • Balancing support of siblings
  • Learning new parenting strategies to address challenging behaviour and to make a difference in your family life

Self-referrals or referrals by professionals can be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please click here for the online referral form.  Please call 0204 522 8700 or 8701 for more information.

Thursday 10 June 2021 - 09:30

Adolescent Development

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Audience: all practitioners working with children and young people in Hertfordshire.

 

Overview:

In this workshop we discuss mental health stigma, how adolescence is perceived and how to navigate interpersonal interactions in a way that promotes emotional wellbeing. This will be done in the context of the types of changes adolescents experience socially, psychologically and biologically. Content centred on how to improve resilience and communication will explore the benefits of talking openly, developing a support network, managing expectations and what to do if a conversation around mental health has not gone as planned. Attendees will receive a signposting guide of organisations to contact if they are ever in need of external support.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an increased global understanding of the adolescent experience and a broader understanding of mental health
  • Feel more confident holding and/or instigating a conversation around mental health and wellbeing
  • An understanding of how to foster resilience in young people

Dates/times:

10 June 2021, 10am to 11:30am

To book your place please visit our website – links below

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Thursday 10 June 2021 - 10:00

Introduction to Mental Health

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Audience: all practitioners working with children and young people in Hertfordshire (age groups primary Years 5 & 6, secondary schools and colleges).

Overview:

This session provides a universal introduction to mental health by increasing knowledge of how mental health relates to everyone. Individuals will be provided an overview of common mental health issues including, prevalence, signs and how they can affect young people. The session covers stigma and will help improve confidence in attendees around talking about mental health. The session closes with a brief overview of the 5-W2WB and makes attendees aware of the support available across Hertfordshire. This session is versatile in the audiences it may be tailored for.

Learning Outcome:

  • Have an increased knowledge and broader understanding of mental health and understand some of the most common signs and symptoms of mental health conditions in young people
  • Feel more confident to have conversations around mental health
  • Promote early intervention and prevention by knowing how to recognise changes in mental health and how to protect your own mental health
  • Have an increased awareness of the range of support and resources available in Hertfordshire, promoting access to early advice and support

Dates/times:

21 June 2021 10am to 11:30am

To book your place please visit our website – links below

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Monday 21 June 2021 - 10:00 until 11:30

Emotional Wellbeing and Coping Strategies

Parent and Carer Workshops Super User
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Audience: all practitioners working with children and young people in Hertfordshire.

Overview:

This session focuses on how to maintain positive mental health. It gives a brief overview of the psycho-social emotional climate in young people and 3 key steps in how to identify emotions without judgement and choosing a response. You will learn research-based self-help strategies for positive emotional wellbeing relevant to young children and young adults, how to establish when further support is needed and how to access other support available.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have a broad understanding of what emotional wellbeing is
  • Have practical self-help strategies to further understand and de-escalate strong emotions
  • Know when to and where to access additional support

Dates/times:

25 June 2021, 10am to 11:30am

To book your place please visit our website – links below

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Friday 25 June 2021 - 10:00
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