As a rethinking of Orb8 and other possible developments a Vision Statement arose which we hope is quite different to the usual dry offering and expands everyone’s vision about the work they do and how they might approach it.
This course is based on Orb8’s own unique doctoral research into the presentations of hard to reach, traumatised and marginalised children and young people and how best to address their difficulties. The models asserts that such children need to be understood and intervened with holistically using a bio-psycho-social model. The day proposes is split into biological, emotional, relational and environmental understanding and interventions and provides lots of skills, ideas and suggestions.
Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. There is a strong emphasis on practice skills and development and group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from and for practice development.
This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.
Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart
Minimum group size 6. Can be taught to up to 30 at one time. Can be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.
This training day will be really interesting, helpful and anyone working with children and adolescents in a range of contexts but especially those working with traumatised, vulnerable and hard to reach populations.
Attendees would need to have attended previous sessions explaining the basics of neurodevelopment .
To reinforce and embed ones knowledge of neurodevelopment and trauma within a practical, skills based framework. To enable you to understand and work with traumatised, hard to reach and marginalised children and young people in a way that can meet them where they are at and enable them to move on to create real and sustained change.
The power point presentation will be made available after the training
A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point
MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of attachment theory and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.
A reflective group process for those considering or new to independent working in the social sector.
I have been very pleased to develop a relationship with the Irish Foster Care Association this year and have presented at their annual conference and fostering week. They also asked me to contribute to their Journal ‘Foster’ on Therapeutic Foster Care.