LifetrainUK

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Issue Based Training


Alcohol and Young People


Introduction


The course gives professionals the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of issues when working with young people affected by alcohol misuse. It allows practitioners to develop practical strategies and techniques when addressing this subject with young people.


Course Aims

To provide practical strategies when working with young people around the issues of alcohol. To explore the risks and effects that alcohol has on young people's lives. To provide practical solutions around harm minimisation.


Course Content

  • Practical strategies when dealing with young people and alcohol.
  • What is alcohol?
  • Measuring usage.
  • How alcohol affects the body.

  • How alcohol affects the body.
  • The effect alcohol has on young people.
  • Alcohol and the Law.
  • How can I get help; useful organisations.

Course Duration - One Day. 


Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual


Introduction

The course gives a useful insight into lesbian, gay and bisexual young people (LGB). It focuses on how to support young people who are struggling with their sexuality.


Course Aims

This course explores the many complex issues facing young people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. To provide practical solutions when supporting young people around coming out and accepting their sexuality.


Course Content

  • Strategies for working with LGB young people.
  • Understanding LGB issues.
  • Myths surrounding sexuality.
  • Coming out.
  • Growing up gay.

  • Growing up gay.
  • Consequences and reactions.
  • Transsexualism.
  • How can I get help; useful organisations.

Course Duration - 
One Day. 

Equality & Diversity


Introduction


Equality, Diversity and Young People training is about raising awareness and examining attitudes around diversity issues within society.


Course Aims

To develop knowledge and understanding around the Disability Discrimination and the Race Relations Acts and their relevance in the workplace. Within the course, participants will develop effective strategies when challenging and working with young people around diversity issues.


Course Content

  • To raise awareness of issues relating to young people and equality.
  • To increase understanding and dispel existing myths.
  • To explore the impact of prejudice.
  • To examine individual feelings and perspectives.
  • To understand the effects of bullying and exclusion.
  • To consider the relationship between youth work, the curriculum and equality.

Course Duration - One Day.


Self Harm & Suicide

Introduction

The course is informative whilst addressing head-on the taboo subject of self-harm and suicide. It gives practical solutions to professionals working with young people who are dealing with this difficult issue.


Course Aims

To explore the issues surrounding self harm and suicide, and gain a working knowledge of the issue.To give practical strategies when dealing with young people who self harm or who have suicidal tendencies. To provide up-to-date information of the support and resources available for professionals working with young people confronting this issue.

Course Content

Part one - Self-Harm

  • Myths surrounding self-harm.
  • Deliberate self-harm.
  • Risk indicators for self-harming behaviour.
  • Cycle of self-harm.
  • Working with distressed young people.
  • How can I get help; useful organisations.

Part two - Suicide

  • Information about suicide.
  • Understanding suicidal behaviour.
  • Recognising risk.
  • The effect of suicide on those working with young people.

Course Duration - Two Days.

Mental Health & ADHD


Introduction


This course is a must for all professionals working with young people. It covers the issues associated with mental health and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


Course Aims

To give professionals an overview of the different mental health issues facing young people.To explore the effects of ADHD and the impact it can have when working with young people.


Course Content

The course covers the behaviour associated with mental health and ADHD whilst exploring both the effects and side effects of the various medications.

  • Strategies for working with young people with ADHD/Mental health         needs.
  • What is mental health?
  • ADHD-The facts.
  • Understanding ADHD.
  • Myths surrounding ADHD.
  • Medication used to treat mental health.

  • Safety implications when working with young people who have       mental health needs.
  • Setting boundaries.
  • When to refer.
  • How can I get help; useful organisations.

Course Duration
 - Two Days.

Mental Health & ADHD

(Advanced Practitioner Training)


Introduction

The Young People Mental Health and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Advanced Practitioner Training course is for professionals who have a clear understanding of the issues facing young people around mental health. The course will explore in depth the issues facing young people who have ADHD or Asperger Syndrome. It focuses on developing effective strategies that will enable you to be able to communicate more effectively with this client group.


Course Aims

To enable practitioners to work more effectively with young people who are experiencing mental health issues - To have a practical tool kit of exercises and strategies which can be utilised when working with young people.


Course Content

To assess barriers and focus on helping, it covers, to an advanced level, the behaviours associated with mental health and ADHD whilst further exploring the effects and side effects of various medication.

  • Signs and symptoms
  • ADHD and Asperger Syndrome
  • Drugs and Mental Health
  • Practical strategies

  • Action planning
  • Motivation
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Managing a group
  • One to one skills

                                                                                      Course Duration
 - Two Days.