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Resilience Film Screening01 May
We are delighted to bring to you a special screening of Resilience – a one-hour documentary film that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, ACEs can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behaviour.
Positive mental health in children and young people02 May
Just as first aid can help prevent physical injury from becoming worse, mental health first aid can support improvement in mental wellbeing. This training workshop will give you an invaluable understanding of mental health and relevant strategies to support young people.
Designated child protection officer training10 May
This full day training workshop will enable you to become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated child protection officer and develop competence and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach.
5 Ways to Wellbeing10 May
Research has found that there are 5 ways which help people to improve their mental: Connecting, Learning, Activity, Noticing and Giving. This event will look at how you can incorporate them into your own setting.
Raising attainment and closing the gap: A seminar with Dr Val Corry11 May
Explore the academic literature, policies and practice relating to raising attainment in Scottish schools.
Child-inclusive practice for working with families in conflict: with Bill Hewlett15 May
This two-day intensive training workshop is aimed at those working with families in conflict. It will help you transform parents' understanding of why they are in conflict, how this impacts their children and how they might manage their future parental alliance.
Mindfulness and working with anger17 May
This workshop is designed for anyone working with children or young people whose levels of anger have become a source of concern.
Life story work with troubled children: a seminar with Richard Rose18 May
Life Story Work is a therapeutic intervention to help children recover from abuse, trauma or neglect and make sense of a disrupted upbringing in multiple homes or families.
Girls and autism: with Sarah Hendrickx22 May
Despite the increasing numbers of girls being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, girls are still less likely to be identified than boys. Research shows that this can be due to a number of reasons, such as girls being more able to interact socially through delayed imitation. As a result, they are often not referred for diagnosis and miss out on suitable support.
Learning through play the Froebel way25 May
This workshop with the acclaimed Cowgate Under 5s Centre in Edinburgh explores practical ways to put Froebel’s theories into action in your own setting.
Supporting children and young people who self-harm29 May
This course is designed to improve working practice, knowledge and skills by exploring the key issues associated with self harm. You’ll explore national policy, best practice and guidance on supporting people who self harm, and improve your skills in identifying and assessing for risk and ways to reduce stigma.
Child and adolescent mental health in the digital age29 May
Chaired by Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner (Scotland), this conference will explore the various risks and opportunities offered to children and young people growing up in the digital age.
Understanding conflict, anger and aggression in teenagers31 May
This workshop is designed for those working with young people who can display concerning levels of anger and aggression. You will learn why some young people behave as they do, how they experience emotions, why they act out through aggressive behaviour, and how you can respond effectively.
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