Group work with young people
Working with children and young people
About this event
Designed for teachers, support staff, youth workers and others who work with children and young people, this training provides both theoretical and practical insight into a range of techniques for effective group work.
The day will look at all sorts of group working from activity based work to task centred work and will be a mix of presentation, discussion and experiential work.
• The purpose, nature, aims and objectives of group work, including its strengths and limitations
• Organisation and communication skills, group dynamics and dealing with resistance and conflict
• What happens in groups: content, process and maintenance
• Types of groups: task centred, activity based, discussion, peer education
• Leadership skills and behaviours.
Who should attend
This workshop is appropriate for those working with young people in a wide variety of settings across both the statutory and voluntary sectors, particularly those involved in social work, residential care, fostering, teachers and classroom assistants, community education and youth workers and others whose work involves working with young people in groups.
Stan is a human relations trainer and consultant with over 20 years' experience of working directly with emotionally damaged/traumatised young people and their families in a variety of settings. He has managed residential units in Edinburgh and London and has worked in the field of social work, probation and mental health.
Originally specialising in working with trauma, the effects of abuse and managing challenging behaviour, he now offers a wide range of training for those working with children, young people and adults in social care, education and health sectors and increasingly works on Attachment Theory and its relationship to Brain Development in infancy.