Training for Social Workers

Social workers will have undergone extensive training and will often have a wealth of experience in their field. Our training workshops are aimed at further enhancing this knowledge, as well as providing a look at the adoption process from the perspective of an adoptive parent.

The aim is that these workshops will enable social workers to develop a deeper and more balanced understanding of the process, enabling them to better support the families they work with to encourage happier, more stable placements and reduce disruption rates.

The prices quoted below are for a maximum of 20 participants to maximise the potential for learning opportunities and discussion.

Attachment and trauma (3 hours - £395)

Covering: Definitions of attachment and trauma, how trauma affects brain development, what symptoms might be seen in children, strategies for helping the child and their parents or carers.

Attachment and trauma (6 hours - £650)

Covering: Definitions of attachment and trauma, how trauma affects brain development, what symptoms might be seen in children, linking the behaviours to the history, diagnosis and therapy, strategies to help support the child's needs, understanding attachment issues from the parents’ or carers’ point of view, time for networking and discussion amongst participants to share information and experiences.

Practical Brief Solution Focused Therapy (6 hours - £650)

Covering: Practical guidance on applying Brief Solution Focussed Therapy to your work with foster carers and children, promoting change in an empowering way, a theoretical overview of the approach and main practice elements involved in the method.

Understanding self harm in children and young people (3 hours - £395)

Covering: What is self harm and why do children and young people do this, how to identify self harming behaviours, minimising risk in self harm, strategies to help support the child or young person.

Understanding self harm in children and young people (6 hours - £650)

Covering: What is self harm and why do children and young people do this, how to identify self harming behaviours, minimising risk in self harm, strategies to help support the child or young person, impact on staff, parents or carers when dealing with self harming behaviours, time for networking and discussion amongst participants to share information and experiences.

 

Terms and conditions - On site training

The prices quoted are based on the following:

  • A maximum of 20 participants. This is to maximise the potential for learning opportunities and discussion. We will accept additional participants at a cost of £5 per person, but please be aware that the courses are designed for groups of up to 20 and increasing this number may impact on the effectiveness of the training and the learning of participants.
  • The venue should be based within the West Midlands area. Additional costs will be incurred if the venue is outside of this area.
  • The venue should be provided by yourselves. If required, we will be happy to arrange a venue on your behalf at an additional cost, which will depend on the location.
  • Notice of cancellations must be given in writing within 5 days of the scheduled training date. After this time no refunds will be given.