The practitioners at Breaking The Cycle have over 40 years’ experience and this enables us to design courses that are relevant and address the needs of staff and those using the service. This two-day programme will consider the traumatic consequences resulting in recognised Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), how these impact upon the individual as an adult, how this may increase risk factors and negatively impact on positive outcomes. Research indicates that trauma often develops into complex disorders and low self-esteem, which further impacts upon engagement and motivation. Participants will consider what is means in practice and how person-centred modelling can increase effective outcomes.
In recognising the essential strengths of person-centred planning and relationship building, Breaking The Cycle utilise the Social Pedagogic principles and this is embedded in all the training we provide. In order to develop effective relationships a practitioner needs to understand behaviours which are expressed due to trauma and grief. Understanding why individuals behave the way they do always helps in effective engagement, allowing for appropriate and non-judgemental intervention.
When considering the mental health issues trauma can led to it is essential that participants have a basic understanding of neurological disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders, Depression and Anxiety driven behaviours such as self-harm, obsessive compulsive disorders and Hording. With this in mind the course seeks to consider how the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act impacts upon safeguarding whilst recognising what is meant by ‘best interest’ and an ‘adult at risk’.
The course concludes with a reflection on person-centred intervention planning utilising processes such as Motivational Interviewing, Internal External Locus of Control Learning Outcomes and Solution Focussed Modelling. Research shows that vulnerable adults are at an increased risk of further exploitation and, at times, are an increased risk of abusing others.
- Have an increased understanding of what is meant by Adverse Childhood Experiences and the trauma this causes as an adult.
- Consider the Social Pedagogy framework and how this impacts upon any relationship with an individual and how this promotes empowerment.
- Develop a better insight into mental health conditions and how these many impact upon the individual’s ability to engage and impact upon their vulnerability.
- Reflect on the risk of trauma and how this affects brain development resulting in negative life as an adult.
- Delegates will be able to identify what is meant by capacity and how the Mental Health Act can also impact on potential safeguarding and how these fit with ‘best interest’.
- Delegates consider the relevance of effective target setting, set with the person themselves, in a manner which increases participation and promotes empowerment.
- Participants will consider the most effect way to record and evidence outcomes in line with ‘evidence-based practice’ through the development of a vibrant and useable plan which is inspection ready.
“Just back from training and had to email to let you know it was brilliant! The best course I have been on in a long time. Very relevant and more about our relationships with children rather than the formality of paperwork. Course leaders name is Simon Booth, his approach centred around ‘Social Pedagogy’ , which I haven’t heard of before but made a lot of sense. Both myself, as well as others on the course we’re very impressed and have taken a lot away from it.”
Foster carer – Coventry Council