Training

Relevant Training

  • Welcome to Youth Work and all initial introduction training. 2004-2005.This is where one begins to learn that informality and low pressure environments and relationships can really aid and support learning. Youth Worker’s practice with a form of acceptance and equality with others and this model can help move young people on in leaps and bounds.
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection. Several times over the years. However scary and upsetting these trainings are they are of course essential especially when reflecting on quite how skilled families are at hiding their problems from professionals whose job it is to protect and hopefully actually prevent.
  • CAF (Common Assessment Framework). 2008. This was a model of working that had 5 aspects of a child’s developmental growth areas defined and recorded if the universal services were not sufficient in giving the child what was needed. If there were additional and unmet needs this was hoped to help and included goals and outcomes-that I personally thought could set people up for falls as we all know that we ‘get on the wrong train to go to the right place’.
  • Lead Professional Training. 2010. This is the person that would co-ordinate the CAF process of a team around a child.
  • First Aid. Including Emergency First Aid. 2006, 2009. As usual!
  • Rich Mix. 2006. A fabulous and fun way of looking at inequalities in systems and in the unconscious mind and reflecting on from one of my favourite books; ‘Celebrating the Other’. Edward Sampson.
  • FPM Management Training and qualification. 2010. As expected.
  • Safer People, Safer Places. 2007. Health and Safety general!
  • Supervision Code and Practice. 2008. Helping support staff needs as their manager.
  • Health and Safety for Managers. 2008. As it says.
  • Managing Conduct Workshop for Managers. 2007. This is yet another form of the behavioural control of others but reflecting on situations in the work place.
  • Managing Absence. 2007. For all those staff that somewhat took advantage of kindly managers-a support process.
  • Information Sharing Workshop. 2008. Confidentiality is a massive aspect of Youth Work-young people move on farther nad faster if the adult is not going to share their ‘stuff’. This was a training in the need for sharing and passing on information and to whom it is correct and appropriate to share with.
  • Level 2 Award for Food Safety in Catering. 2008. Health and Safety around cooking, preparing and storing food.
  • Motivational Interviewing. 2009. A skills based short-term interventional psychology tool-that is good for some.
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour. 2005. All the normal information about body language, eye contact, word interpretation and how to draw negative energy from personal interactions that have gone too volatile for comfort.
  • All about ADHD. 2007. As it says-although knowledge has undoubtedly moved forward very fast in this growing arena of experience for so many.
  • Emotional Intelligence. 2008. This added to my thorough knowledge-initially from Daniel Goleman’s work-taught in more practical terms here.
  • Solution Focused Therapy. 2009. Another skills based short-term interventional psychology tool-that is good for some.
  • Assertiveness and Personal Effectiveness. 2010. I attended such things so that I could take them away and teach them to my clients.
  • Participation Residential. 2005. How to include the non-powerful in important decisions about their own lives.
  • 5 Day Basic and Advanced Drug and Alcohol Training. 2009. I had learnt so much in this areas of study already but these intensive workshops filled in any blanks that I had, We looked at the reasons behind drug use, the 3 main types of drugs both legal and illegal (stimulant, depressant and hallucinogenic) and learnt the neuro/bio/chemical interactions and possible consequences of drug use.
  • Drug and Alcohol; Strategy and Interventions. 2009. More of the above with tactics on how to try to help.
  • Nutrition and Drug Use. 2008. I learnt about the interaction between the main food types and mood and thus how to help people to balance the ‘poisons’ with some healthy nutrition.
  • Steroids and Young Men. 2010. As it says-this was a growing issue at the time.
  • Cocaine and Crack Abuse. 2009. Looking at some of the more extremely powerful drugs available.
  • Alcohol Behaviour Management. Young People and Binge Drinking. 2007. As it says.
  • Smoking Cessation. 2011. This uses an NHS model that provides 6 weeks personal support and counselling with the provision of nicotine replacements. I have helped numerous people stop but recognize that it can take up to 8 attempts to make big changes in life and there have been several relapses.
  • Young People and the Law. Education and Homelessness issues. 2005. As said.
  • Let’s Talk About Sex. 2005, 2007. In these days we happily distributed condoms as long as the young person demonstrated ‘Fraser Competency’ and although I was not always sure whether I felt it right it was the model used. We always had to consider the relationship that went with the sex and explore the person’s comfort with what they were doing.
  • Talking to Young People about Sex and Relationship Education. 2006. As above.
  • Responding to Homophobia. Language, Attitudes and Behaviour among young people. 2006. Interesting training on the effects of words on individuals confidence, esteem and way of being.
  • Delaying Early Sexual Activity Training. 2010. This is where training changed and where we started really helping young people to see the actual numbers of underage sex and the alternative they could do to show love and attachment to their partners.
  • PCT Chlamydia testing. 2008. This was a National Government policy as the symptoms are rare and it can cause infertility. We tested and helped with treatment.
  • Working with Young People who Self Harm. 2007. Trained by a long-term self harmer. I read a lot of extra literature on the matter as it seemed to be becoming more common or simply more overt amongst my client group. I learnt some good and helpful safer coping mechanisms.
  • Introduction to RICS. 2005. A recording system.
  • Powerpoint. 2006. Can be fun.
  • Excel. 2006. Yuk but can be useful.
  • CETIS. 2008/9. Another recording system.

Recently I have undertaken other training but the list would be abominably boring and dull-I am happy to talk about the knowledge you think I should have to help you or you family member.

 

 

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