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Children’s & Young People’s Services
Courses & Training.

Breaking The Cycle offer a wide range of innovative, engaging high quality courses tailored to children & young people. All of our course can be delivered both face to face and virtually.

Children & Young People

 Breaking The Cycle deliver training for those working with children and young people and we have long term relationships with councils and private organisations providing support in addressing complex and critical cases.

All of our training is based around Social Pedagogic principles placing a person-centred approach front and centre in order to deliver effective outcomes in a manner which is both positive for adults and young people and is also inspection ready.

Overview of our courses.

Introduction to Social Pedagogy

Course Aims
Social Pedagogy is an academic discipline that draws on core theories from various related disciplines, such as education, sociology, psychology and philosophy. In essence, it is concerned with well-being, learning and growth. This is underpinned by humanistic values and principles which view people as active and resourceful agents, highlighting the importance of including them into the wider community, and aim to tackle or prevent social problems and inequality. Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of the issues surrounding this methodology and how it can be applied in a caring environment. The course will provide parents, carers and staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of using social pedagogic approaches and how they can achieve better outcomes for young people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what Social Pedagogy is
  • Understand the benefits of using it in practice
  • Explore the ways that Social Pedagogy is being used to achieve better outcomes
  • Identify available, useful and helpful resources
  • Understand the role that Social Pedagogy can assist in building holistic meaningful relationships
Substance Misuse and Legal Highs

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of legal highs and to empower participants to effectively engage with service users. This course will explore the social, psychological and health implications as well as the risks associated with legal highs. It is imperative that everyone who works with young people and adults have an understanding of legal highs and the impact that it has. In addition course participants will learn how new thinking with Social Pedagogy can address legal highs in a much more focused and empowering way. We will also introduce interventions designed to assist users make positive choices to assist them live free of legal highs and substance misuse.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of Social Pedagogy and an increased knowledge of drugs, legal highs and the impact they have on users
  • An understanding of psychological, social and health effects of legal highs
  • Understanding substance misuse treatment within a social pedagogic framework
  • Participants will also be given up to date links and resources for information and development
Intervention Models

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of social pedagogic principles and to empower participants to effectively engage with service users. This course will explore the social, psychological and educational implications of embracing this successful methodology. It will demonstrates how everyone who works with young people and adults can achieve great outcomes for themselves and the young people by using models of practice steeped in social pedagogic processes. In addition course participants will learn how new thinking with Social Pedagogy can address a whole manner of difficult practice issues in a much more focused and empowering way. We will also introduce intervention models designed to assist users make positive choices to assist them make better choices and gain better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of Social Pedagogy and examples of the impacts they have on users
  • An understanding of the power of Intervention Models and how they can improve practice
  • Understanding key issues in individual practice and designing models to improve outcomes
  • Participants will also be given up to date links and resources for information and development
motivational interviewing

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle can design a bespoke package to cover all areas of risk management covering harm to others, self and simply the risk of avoiding negative outcomes for service users. This course will explore initial assessments and how they feed into risk management plans. This training culminates in how to devise an effective exit plan which is person-centred, that works towards successful outcomes. Risk management and effective planning and assessment are key to success for all organisations and any plans should seek to empower professionals to make decisions which fit with ‘defensible practice’ and effective strategies. This training will provide participants with an understanding of Social Pedagogy and how to underpin these principles within the areas of assessment, risk management and exit planning. .

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Social Pedagogy and person-centered assessment
  • Understanding the principles of effective risk management and defensible decision making
  • Developing effective exit plans
  • Gaining an appreciation of risk models and principles which can be embedded into current organisational processes and procedures
solution focused therapy

Course Aims
This course was designed in order for participants to understand the processes and key principles of attachment. It is designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the research and the methodology of attachment and how it can be applied in a caring environment. The course will provide staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of understanding attachment and how they can achieve better outcomes for young people and support adults who have suffered negative issues surrounding attachment.
The course uses research to provide participants with a complete understanding of the indicators of negative attachment. It also looks to explore the long term effects of both positive and negative attachment and how to develop appropriate relationships in order to achieve better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key principals of attachment and bonding critical for healthy development
  • Understand how healthy attachment is facilitated
  • Understand the various ways that neglect and abuse negatively influence attachment, exploring the consequent challenging behaviours
  • Understand how foster carers can help children with attachment difficulties
preparation for independence

Course Aims
This course was designed in order for participants to understand the processes and key principles of attachment. It is designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the research and the methodology of attachment and how it can be applied in a caring environment. The course will provide staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of understanding attachment and how they can achieve better outcomes for young people and support adults who have suffered negative issues surrounding attachment.
The course uses research to provide participants with a complete understanding of the indicators of negative attachment. It also looks to explore the long term effects of both positive and negative attachment and how to develop appropriate relationships in order to achieve better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key principals of attachment and bonding critical for healthy development
  • Understand how healthy attachment is facilitated
  • Understand the various ways that neglect and abuse negatively influence attachment, exploring the consequent challenging behaviours
  • Understand how foster carers can help children with attachment difficulties
Parenting and Family Work

Course Aims
A course designed specifically for those that believe in working holistically and raises awareness of the issues surrounding parenting and the dynamics of family life. The course will provide parents, carers and staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of understanding how stresses and pressures impact on family life. There will also be opportunity to explore different parenting models and how they can provide better outcomes for young people and their families.
This course uses models that include effective communication and understanding anger as well as the internal/external locus of control. All of this is placed within the context models of a practical of working within families. It will use group work and practical exercises that will inform and empower and can be used with both service users and staff.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand different parenting models
  • Understand the benefits of a holistic approach
  • Explore the ways that family work is being used to achieve better outcomesk
  • To provide caregivers with a thorough knowledge of the content, themes, core concepts and strate-gies of positive parenting models
  • To empower carers in developing problem solving and assertiveness skills in families
  • To provide caregivers with simple practical teaching activities designed to increase the ability of young people to flourish in the family environment
Protective Behaviours

Course Aims
Social Pedagogy is an academic discipline that draws on core theories from various related disciplines, such as education, sociology, psychology and philosophy. In essence, it is concerned with well-being, learning and growth. This is underpinned by humanistic values and principles which view people as active and resourceful agents highlighting the importance of including them into the wider community, and aim to tackle or prevent social problems and inequality. Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of the issues surrounding this methodology and how it can be applied in a caring environment to assist in promoting protective behaviours. The course will provide parents, carers and staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of using social pedagogic approaches and how they can provide better protective environments and achieve better outcomes for young people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Social Pedagogy framework
  • Understand the benefits of using it in practice
  • Explore the ways that Social Pedagogy is being used to achieve better outcomes
  • To provide caregivers with a thorough knowledge of the content, themes, core concepts and strat-egies of the Protective Behaviour within a social pedagogic framework
  • To empower carers in developing problem solving and assertiveness skills in children
  • To provide caregivers with simple practical teaching activities designed to increase their child’s/children’s and young people’s personal safety
skills to foster

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle can design a bespoke package to cover all areas of risk management covering harm to others, self and simply the risk of avoiding negative outcomes for service users. This course will explore initial assessments and how they feed into risk management plans. This training culminates in how to devise an effective exit plan which is person-centred, that works towards successful outcomes. Risk management and effective planning and assessment are key to success for all organisations and any plans should seek to empower professionals to make decisions which fit with ‘defensible practice’ and effective strategies. This training will provide participants with an understanding of Social Pedagogy and how to underpin these principles within the areas of assessment, risk management and exit planning. .

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Social Pedagogy and person-centered assessment
  • Understanding the principles of effective risk management and defensible decision making
  • Developing effective exit plans
  • Gaining an appreciation of risk models and principles which can be embedded into current organisational processes and procedures
Secure Base and Attachment

Course Aims
This course was designed in order for participants to understand the processes and key principles of attachment. It is designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the research and the methodology of attachment and how it can be applied in a caring environment. The course will provide staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of understanding attachment and how they can achieve better outcomes for young people and support adults who have suffered negative issues surrounding attachment.
The course uses research to provide participants with a complete understanding of the indicators of negative attachment. It also looks to explore the long term effects of both positive and negative attachment and how to develop appropriate relationships in order to achieve better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key principals of attachment and bonding critical for healthy development
  • Understand how healthy attachment is facilitated
  • Understand the various ways that neglect and abuse negatively influence attachment, exploring the consequent challenging behaviours
  • Understand how foster carers can help children with attachment difficulties

Testimonials

“I now feel much more confident in dealing with such a complex and difficult area”

Youth Offending Service Case Manager

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