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Therapeutic Life Story Work (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Event/course Code SFVSS 19/213
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Of the 4,790 children who were subject to a final adoption order in 2013/14, 3,140 were over two years old, meaning many will have memories of their birth family that are important to integrate (How adoption social workers can deliver first-class life story work, Community Care Inform, 2015). Life Story work is an important tool on communicating with children of all ages, it aims to enable children to open up about parts of their lives they would rather not speak of.

This is a one day training course for all social work staff, Contact Supervisors and staff in Protection and Early Help. The course will be delivered by Richard Rose from the Child Trauma Intervention Service. Richard Rose is regarded as an international authority on Life Story Work and Life Story Therapy.
Event Content This training session aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the Life Story process and how this work helps children to make sense of their past so that what has happened to them does not dominate, control, or inhibit the present. Based on Richard Rose’s book, ‘Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children - A Model For Practice’, attendees will be shown at least 15 techniques which have been successfully utilised to assist children in communicating their trauma.

The session is designed to be pragmatic, ensuring that delegates have an opportunity to engage and to try out techniques first hand feeding back their thoughts. The course introduces attachment, psychodynamic thinking and neuroscience. These are covered at a level that is helpful and applicable to social care professionals, contact staff and staff working in preventative services

Richard Rose is regarded as an international authority on Life Story Work and Life Story Therapy. Currently working in all areas of the UK, and consulting with organisations in Japan, Portugal and Australia; he has brought together best practice. He provides direct work to children, families and organisations.
Event Learning Outcomes Following completion of the course those attending will be able to:

• Describe Intervention Skills.
• Give examples of strong Interview Techniques.
• Identify new approaches in Assessment and Planning.
• Demonstrate Direct Work with Children Techniques and be more confident.
• Describe the importance of Listening Skills.
• Explain the concept of Magical Thinking.
Trainers Richard Rose
Course categories Practitioner Processes (recording, analysing, reporting)
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19 yrs No 
Event/course administrator Ellie Cresswell (training@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 25 November 201909:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Bray Room, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF