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What's new in Child Development - informing excellence when working with children & young people?

Research in the field of child development is one of the most exciting and flourishing areas currently being carried out. There have been many important findings that have relevance to practitioners working directly with children & families. This is an important area, constantly uncovering new data which often contradicts previously held theories underpinning child development.

This new course interprets how some of the latest areas of discovery can be incorporated into direct work with children 0-19 & families to support evidence informed practice.
Course Code: EDU 19/521
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Session 1Monday 3 February 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Impact of Parental Mental Health

Mental illness affects around 25% of the adult population at some point in their lives, and is more common among those with dependent children. Although this does not necessarily mean a parent will have difficulty meeting their child’s needs, for some there will be a need for targeted intervention (e.g. from Early Help Services) or specialist intervention under the Children Act 1989.

This course will develop a practitioner’s ability to assess and meet the needs of children in families where parental mental illness is a feature. This training is delivered by a consultant trainer with experi ...
Course Code: HLTH 19/034
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Session 1Friday 21 February 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Depression in Children & Young People

According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, ‘depression usually starts in the teen years, more commonly as children near adulthood. They state that ‘feeling sad is a normal reaction to experiences that are stressful or upsetting. However, when these feelings go on and on, take over your usual self and interfere with your whole life, it can become an illness’ (2016).

Depression rates in children and young people have increased by 70% in the last 25 years (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2016). It is important that those working with children and young people know the signs to look out ...
Course Code: EDU 19/519
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Session 1Wednesday 26 February 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Supporting Resilience in Children & Young People (Windsor and Maidenhead)

The ‘building resilience in children and young people’ training is for everyone who is interested in how to support children in reaching their best potential. Using positive reinforcement and basic strategies, to help the child believe in his/herself, provides them with the skills to cope with difficult situations they might face.

This course is relevant for everyone who works with children and who would like to learn more about what is useful in supporting the development of children’s ability to ‘bounce back’. Resilience is important to build ‘assets’ as to reduce risk factors that could ...
Course Code: EDU 19/520
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Session 1Friday 28 February 202013:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Attachment: Impact on Practice - Level 2 (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This series of three courses will focus upon how an improved understanding of attachment strategies can inform work with children, young people and families, and offer an additional lens through which to attempt to understand their behaviour in the home, in placements, and in educational settings. The courses will also introduce ideas of how workers and carers for vulnerable children and young people can adapt their ways of working in order to promote best outcomes for the children.

This course follows on from Attachment: An Introduction - Level 1. It will look in further detail at attachme ...
Course Code: BSS 19/030
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Session 1Friday 6 March 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Project Centre, Maidenhead Project Centre, SL6 8BY
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Promoting Positive Mental Health in Children 0-10 Years

According to the most recent figures from the Department of Health and Public Health England “Child and adolescent mental health disorders are common, they affect 10-20% of children and young people” (DfH and Public Health, 2015).

The most recent British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey in 2004 found that overall “8% of children aged 5-10 have and 12% of 11 to 16 have a clinically diagnosed mental health condition. Up to 25% of children show signs of mental health problems with more than half continuing through into adulthood.”

According to Public Health England it is estimated ...
Course Code: EDU 19/731
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Session 1Friday 6 March 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Promoting Positive Mental Health 11+ years

According to the most recent figures from the Department of Health and Public Health England ‘Child and adolescent mental health disorders are common, they affect 10-20% of children and young people – with the most recent UK figure indicating that 10% of 15-16 year olds have a diagnosed mental health disorder’ (DfH and Public Health, 2015).

The APMS reported that, “in England, the rates of common mental health problems are highest in the South West (20.9%), North West (19%), West Midlands (18.4%) and London (18%). They are lowest in the South East (13.6%) and the East (14.4%).” (Mental Heal ...
Course Code: EDU 19/730
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Session 1Tuesday 19 May 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Bouncing Back: Supporting Resilience in Practitioners

Resilience is the ability to manage stress, to cope positively and keep going through tough times, to bounce back from adversity and achieve despite challenging conditions. It is a set of skills that are very much needed in the workplace and more generally in the 21st century, where uncertainty and impermanence have come to define so much in our lives. Being resilient is also positively associated with happiness.

This training day is intended to help practitioners to develop and sustain their own resilience. The day will include a mixture of presentations of theory and concepts, and self-re ...
Course Code: EDU 19/845
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Session 1Thursday 4 June 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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What's new in Child Development - informing excellence when working with children & young people?

Research in the field of child development is one of the most exciting and flourishing areas currently being carried out. There have been many important findings that have relevance to practitioners working directly with children & families. This is an important area, constantly uncovering new data which often contradicts previously held theories underpinning child development.

This new course interprets how some of the latest areas of discovery can be incorporated into direct work with children 0-19 & families to support evidence informed practice.
Course Code: EDU 19/522
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Session 1Monday 15 June 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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