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Cultural competencies gives you an overview of minority ethnic groups in Portsmouth. It explores what culture is and develops participants' cultural competencies. The course also looks at barriers that minority ethnic groups face when accessing services and how they can be overcome.
The course is aimed at any one, professionals and volunteers who would like to develop their practice in working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in Portsmouth.Essential Information
This course requires delegates to be enrolled on the ECDL programme before booking on this course and charges may apply. Please email ECDL@Portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.
ECDL Extra is a recognised qualification at Level 2 and is deemed to be equivalent with GCSE grades A* to C.
ECDL Extra builds on the users basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and improves their understanding of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
The role of the Local Back Care Link is to do manual handling risk assessment and give guidance to work colleagues so they can avoid back injury at work. To facilitate this role the LBCL will receive support from the People Handling and Back Care Advisor. This 2 day course will give knowledge and skills to undertake manual handling assessment and to competency assess staff handling people
Who Should Attend?
Staff who have been nominated into the role of Local Back Care Link by the unit manager
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|1||15 September 2021||09:30 - 16:30||Paulsgrove Housing Office (Discovery Training Room)||Map|
|2||16 September 2021||09:30 - 16:30||Paulsgrove Housing Office (Discovery Training Room)||Map|
Nonviolent Resistance (NVR) is an approach created to provide effective responses to aggressive, violent, self-destructive and controlling behaviour in children, adolescents and young adults. It is also used with anxious young people, whose behaviour controls the family through social withdrawal, internet, addiction, school non-attendance and similar difficulties.
The NVR key concepts of Resist, Persist, Unite, Repair provide an alternative empowering structure to deal with challenging behaviour when the usual approaches - rewards, incentives, sanctions, deterrents etc. are not working. It is a helpful addition within the context of foster carer training in providing a way of introducing boundaries in a way that will support non shaming approaches (connection before correction)
The NVR approach was introduced by Haim Omer in 2004. Drawing on the inspiration of figures like Gandhi and Martin Luther King who sought to challenge social injustice through peaceful means, Omer created a framework for use in homes, schools and communities providing practical strategies to help parents, carers and professionals:
? De-escalate in interactions with the child.
? Resist challenging and controlling behaviour.
? Build a united support network between home, school and community.
? Raise their presence and capacity to persist
? Reconnect and repair relationships with the child
MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services Part 2/B - Putting into Practice delivered by St Thomas Training.
Delegates must attend both sessions to complete the course - please add both dates into your calendar.
The training is split into two sessions over consecutive days . The training will enable participants to build on their understanding of the Act and how they can make sure it is properly implemented in the work settings for which they are responsible.
Who should attend?
Social workers, care managers, independent support assistants and occupational therapists. All participants will be expected to have a thorough grasp of the Mental Capacity Act before attending this session ideally by attending a “MCA Part 1 Awareness Course”
This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.
Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.
This course will explore how to work with LAC children process using Mosaic
This session will be held online using Microsoft Teams - a link to the online meeting will be attached to the booking confirmation email.
***THIS TRAINING IS FOR CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE STAFF ONLY***
‘You lot don’t care! You’re going to take our kids away and you get a bonus for that’
‘Why aren’t you going to the neighbours down the road, they’re much worse than us!’
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’
Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach.
Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by Professor William Miller and Professor Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change.
The key principles are:
• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies, and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.
Our MI training course gives a highly interactive and practical experience of Motivational Interviewing, and its potential power to engage with people meaningfully, rather than do something to them. There will be opportunities for demonstration, discussion, and questions, conducted in ways that model the principles of a motivational skills approach. We will explore together how we can all nurture even the smallest steps of progress, with the emphasis on encouragement and trying to bring out the best in others as well as ourselves.
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|1||14 September 2021||09:30 - 16:30||Menuhin Theatre (Venue)||Map|
|2||15 September 2021||09:30 - 16:30||Menuhin Theatre (Venue)||Map|
|3||19 October 2021||13:15 - 15:30||Virtual Learning Platform||Map|
|4||17 November 2021||09:45 - 12:00||Virtual Learning Platform||Map|
|5||14 December 2021||13:15 - 15:30||Virtual Learning Platform||Map|