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Are you Assertive?
17 Apr
Come along to this 1 day course, that provides you with a greater confidence in how to come across assertively, particularly when the pressure’s on within the workplace. Learn how to stand up for yourself and show control and influence in a professional manner. For course dates and further information CLICK HERE Dorset Council Staff - free of charge External Organisations - £50 per person
How much do you know about Autism?
17 Apr
This one day course will provide participants with an Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders in children and young people and equip them with knowledge and skills to help children fulfil their potential. By the end of the training participants will: Understand what Autism is and why it is a spectrum condition.Explore the main difficulties associated with the “Triad of Impairment” and how these may manifest in the behaviour of children.Explore the communicative intent of some of the behaviours that may be exhibited by autistic children.Understand the process of sensory integration including the difference between hyper and hypo sensitivity. For dates and further information CLICK HERE Dorset Council Staff & Foster Carers - free of charge External Organisations - £50 per person
Do you need help with Time Management?
15 Apr
Outline The purpose of this 1-day course is for delegates to manage their organising and planning with work related tasks, to improve effectiveness and reduce stress levels. By the end of the course participants will be able to: Understand time management techniques and how to implement them in practice. Understand how to prioritise workloads. Looking at difference in urgent and important tasks Delegating and streamlining approaches. To book a place on this course, CLICK HERE to see dates. Cost: Free to Internal Dorset Council - Children's Services Staff and Foster Carers. £50 to all delegates from external organisations.
Brief Encounters Training
11 Apr
After training in this easy-to-use, evidence-based model, developed by OnePlusOne, an organisation specialising in research and training in relationship matters, you will be able to have effective conversations that positively influence couples to work through problems before they escalate. You will be in a stronger position to support child outcomes by enabling parents to help themselves without dependency on professional care. The simple Brief Encounters® model will enable you to: Recognise the signs of relationship distress at an early stage Respond effectively to offer support Review and refer to more specialist services when appropriate As many as 97% of practitioners have felt more confident after receiving the training and 91% have felt a greater degree of control over their involvement in clients’ issues After training, practitioners were: - more likely to talk to parents about relationship issues - more than twice as likely to feel confident referring clients to external services - four times more likely to use strength-based techniques The next course date is - Tuesday 2nd July - Dorchester Youth and Community Centre (Kings Road, Dorchester, DT1 1NJ) The course will start at 9.30am with a 4.30pm finish If you’re interested in this training please contact the Happy Families, Happy Futures team: happyfamilieshappyfutures@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk Or telephone Kathryn Flint on 01305 228459 With thanks to OnePlusOne, who have provided the statistics.
Early years and childcare pricing and cancellation policies
03 Apr
Ready for the new council and new year the early years and childcare service have updated their pricing policy and cancellation policy for registered providers.
New Multi-Agency Training Opportunities!
26 Mar
LSCB Training have recently published a range of new training courses to support professionals who work with children, young people and families or have a responsibility for safeguarding. Click on each course for further details, dates of courses and to book a place. LSCB Courageous Conversations LSCB Supporting Young People who self-harm LSCB Child Criminal Exploitation – County Lines LSCB Supervision for Safeguarding (Schools & Early Years only) – this one is FREE! LSCB Tackling the Far Right - Awareness & Counter-Narrative Training – this one is FREE!