Attuned group work with children and young people
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About this event
This course will suit anyone who works with groups of children or young people or who is planning to start group work. It will suit those new to group work theory and practice as well as experienced practitioners.
The main focus of this course will be on the facilitation skills and knowledge base required to bring about cooperative, purposeful group work. The course will be highly interactive drawing on the experience of the course participants.
The trainer requests that you bring an object to the group that you have made or helped to make. This can be anything such as a photograph, a knitted scarf or a photograph of the object you made.
• Understanding group work theory such as strategy, types of groups and processes that meet desired outcomes
• Designing exciting and creative groups through using whole brain activities
• Keeping groups on task through skilled guidance, scaffolding and managing conflicts
• Developing attuned interactions in groups through skilled facilitation and teaching
• Self-assessment of your own group work skills.
Sandra Strathie has worked across the UK and internationally as a trainer and on workforce development projects. She is a published author on attunement in practice for family work and educational development.
Sandra is interested in practical day to day methods that can be used in the workplace that professionals can utilise to better understand and develop satisfying relationships through attuned practices, as this leads to wellbeing not only for children, but in families, with staff and for ourselves.
Dealing with conflict and managing groups are areas of expertise for Sandra having previously worked as a tutor for the University of Dundee, as a Learning and Workforce Development Officer and as a consultant and mentor to several large voluntary organisations and local authorities.