A cognitive behavioural approaches programme to promote resilience and coping skills in children and young people

Date:

23rd February and 9th March 2021

Time:

9.30am to 12.30pm

Location:

This training will be delivered virtually due to Covid-19

Cost:

Free as part of the LA response to Covid-19

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service Training


Anxiety: What Do You Do With It?


Date: 20th April 2021

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: This training will be delivered virtually due to Covid-19

Cost: £33

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service Training

Creating an Emotional Regulation Toolkit for the Classroom

Date:

12th November 2020

Time:

9:30am – 12:30pm

Location:

This training will be delivered virtually due to Covid-19

Cost:

£49


Details:

Emotional Regulation is an essential process for all children, helping them to be in a brain state for learning. The pressures of 21st Century living have increased the prevalence of anxiety in children, which is transferred to their lived experience in school, where we may experience their behaviour as angry outbursts or ‘inappropriate responses.’ As educators and carers of children we can understand what is happening in their brains and bodies and model a range of techniques that children can use in order to improve their emotional regulation.


This online training aims to enable participants to become aware of:

  • The importance of co-regulating emotions with children, as in a healthyattachment.
  • The relationship between the brain, feelings and the body.
  • The importance of labelling feelings and recognising when children don’t feel safe.
  • Techniques to help regulate feelings with children using the 7 points of Relax Kids.
  • Ways of helping those children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Mindfulness and other techniques to use with children
  • What might go into the box?


Emotional Regulation Toolkits can be used in the home, across the whole school, with whole classes, with small groups and with individual children.

[£49.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.



Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service

Critical Incidents: How Can Schools Be Prepared?

Date:

21st January 2021

Time:

9:30am – 12:00pm

Location:

This training will be delivered virtually due to Covid-19

Cost:

£41.00


Details:

This session serves to help schools prepare for the unwelcome but possible occurrence of a critical or tragic event happening at school or within the school community and adversely affecting the school. Unfortunately, incidents such as a child / student / staff death or other sudden tragic events affecting the school community traumatically, can happen when we least expect it. In our experience of supporting schools, the benefits of being prepared to ensure the best possible response to supporting the school community have been found to greatly enhance positive outcomes.


This half-day training session will introduce participants to:

  • Guidance materials which consider the need for addressing necessary organisational structures, communication issues, and need for psychological support for those experiencing distress.
  • The focus of interventions that help the school to cope with the impact of a critical incident.

  • Strategies and approaches which help to bring the school back to normal routines and functioning as quickly as possible.


This course is suitable for anyone within the school community who already has, or is considering having a role in taking a lead in an incident or supporting staff and / or students following an incident.

[£41.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.


Details:

Due to the impact of Covid-19, Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service will not be offering any in-person local ‘Drawing and Talking’ training this year. If you would like to access this training on-line, then please visit https://drawingandtalking.com/ , where dates are published for this national training.


Foundation Training:

‘Drawing and Talking’ is an experiential rather than theory based training programme designed for anyone working with children, young people or adults who may be suffering from trauma or poor mental health. Participants learn how to put this simple technique into practice including how to get started, how to run a session and how to deal with common problems which can arise. The training also aims to enable participants to:

  • Understand the importance of giving pupils time and space to draw and talk in the presence of a supportive and attentive adult.
  • Know how to use the process to help children who are struggling to process difficult emotions and possibly displaying worrying behaviour.
  • Know where further help and resources can be accessed.


Advanced Training:

This training enables adults to gain a greater understanding of the therapeutic nature of the work involved and to be able to apply it in a variety of situations, including groups and sand play. Questions can be asked about current work you are doing 1:1 with children, building and affirming the skills already learnt in Foundation Training. The Advanced Training also aims to enable participants to:

  • Review the process of Drawing and Talking (Foundation Level).
  • Learn how to use Drawing and Talking with small groups of children.
  • Evaluate the progress of pupils using this process.
  • Access support/advice in running group interventions.


Professionals must have completed the ‘Foundation Training’ in order to access the ‘Advanced Training’.


Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service Training

Protective Behaviours - An Introduction

Date:

25th November and 9th December 2020 or 3rd and 17th March 2021

Time:

09:30 to 11:30

Cost:

£49 for two sessions

Details:

Protective Behaviours is a practical approach to working with children regardless of their ability. It has been used in different areas of life including; safeguarding, restorative justice, PSHE, anxiety management, deliberate self-harm, various mental health and emotional issues and as an empowering process for adults and children. It is important for staff working with children, to know where and when we feel safe and what to do when we don’t feel safe. It can form a vital part of our own wellbeing and mental health, knowing when to seek help from others. It has been used in many Northamptonshire schools since the beginning of this century.


This online introduction of 2 x 90 minute sessions will give participants an awareness of:

  • What is Protective Behaviours?
  • Who PBs is for and how it has been used?
  • Feeling safe and what this means, especially during COVID-19.
  • The two themes of Protective Behaviours and Early Warning Signs.
  • How Protective Behaviours can be used with children in their setting, networks and strategies.
  • Some resources to use in school.
  • The benefits of the Foundation Training Course and how to access it online.


Protective Behaviours is one of the Building Blocks for Mentally Healthy Schools at the Essential Foundations Level within the Northamptonshire TaMHS Programme.

[£49.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.



Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service Training

Solihull Approach in Action and the Impact of Covid 19: A Reflective Practice webinar

Date:

18th November 2020 or 27th January 2021

Time:

13:30 – 14:45

Cost:

£25.00


This seminar is to enable practitioners who have completed the 2-day Foundation course:

  • To consider any challenges arising in their day to day role (including from Covid 19)
  • To revise and apply the Solihull Approach model
  • To engage in a confidentially facilitated group process that utilises the perspectives of the group to find ways forward

[£25.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.


Due to the impact of Covid-19, Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service will not be offering any Solihull Training this year. If you would like to access this training please visit  The Solihull Approach website  They will be offering the following training virtually

:

2 Day Foundation Training

- 5th & 19th November 2020

- 1st & 15th December 2020

Cost: £189

A resource pack will be needed for this training; which delegates would need to order depending upon the age group that they work with:

- Antenatal Resource pack: £75.00

- First Five Years book: £77.00

- School Years book: £76.00


Parenting Group Facilitator Training:

- 20th October 2020

- 25th November 2020

Cost: £98

A Parenting Group Facilitator Manual, which costs £91.00, will need to be purchased for each delegate who attends this training.