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Code: PCC/21/636 Introduction to Nonviolent Resistance (NVR)

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

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1 15 September 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/21/520 Mosaic: Looked After Children

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.

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1 15 September 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Meeting Map

Code: PCC/21/190 First Aid at Work Requalification (2 days)

The First Aid at Work Requalification (FAWR) is suitable only for those delgates who have an in date First Aid at Work qualification and it is approaching expiry.

Please only book on this course if your certificate is due to expire with 3-4 months of the date of this course.

If your certificate has expired and it is less than one month since your expiry date please contact the course administrator to discuss your options.

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1 16 September 2021 09:15 - 17:00 Nelson Training Room Map
2 17 September 2021 09:15 - 17:00 Nelson Training Room Map

Code: PCC/21/557 Handling of People Course for informal carers and non-agency staff (personal assistants)

1. Theory
• Posture Awareness: Anatomy and physiology of the back to explain occurrence of back pain and significance of the 5 principles of handling to maintain spine in line (posture, head, elbows, knees, feet)
• Information about the manual handling legislation, manual handling risk assessment processes and documentation
• The definition of core, controversial, condemned techniques

2. Practical
• Demonstrations and practice of handling techniques


1. The morning session (09.30 - 12.30) will provide basic handling skills to transfer a person from one seated position to another seated position and to get a person off the floor.
The theory will be covered and then the following techniques, involving minimal assistance will be demonstrated, with opportunity to practice:

a. Transferring from one seated position to another
• Independently with verbal prompting
• Physical assistance with a variety of standing aids for example Rotundas and Stedys.

b. Getting off the floor
• Independently with verbal prompting
• Using the Mangar Elk (inflatable cushion

2. Those requiring more complex handling skills can stay for the afternoon session (13.00 - 16.00); this will include techniques to reposition in bed and using hoists

 

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1 17 September 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Paulsgrove Housing Office (Discovery Training Room) Map

Code: PCC/21/695 Motivational Interviewing Cohort 2 (EVENT FULL)

***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 20 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 The Portsmouth Academy Map
2 21 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 The Portsmouth Academy Map
3 20 October 2021 13:15 - 15:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map
4 24 November 2021 13:15 - 15:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map
5 13 January 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/21/532 Mosaic: Child Protection

This course will explore how record the Child Protection processes in Mosaic

 


This session will be held online using Microsoft Teams - a link to the online meeting will be attached to the booking confirmation email.

 

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1 21 September 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Meeting Map

Code: PCC/21/16 Positive Behaviour Support (EVENT FULL)

This is a one-day course to provide an awareness of strategies and interventions to positively support people within their daily lives.

Who should attend?
This course is suitable for any staff working with people with learning disabilities and vulnerabilities.

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1 21 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Collingwood Training Room Map

Code: PCC/21/215 PREVENT Training

Prevent is part of the UK's counter terrorism strategy. This workshop will help participants to identify the issues and preventative measures from the Government strategy aimed at tackling the radicalisation of individuals, both in the UK and elsewhere (stopping people from becoming a terrorist or supporting terrorists or violent extremists).

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1 21 September 2021 10:00 - 11:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: SCH/21/35 Children and Families All Staff Forums

A series of all staff briefings for all staff in the Children and Families area of the Directorate. 

Sarah Daly/Clare Poyner will lead the briefing. 

Please note only staff of the Children and families directorate to attend. 

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1 22 September 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Menuhin Theatre (Venue) Map

Code: PCC/21/648 ECDL Extra Workshop (10am - 12pm)

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

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1 22 September 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Mary Rose Training Room Map