Workshops 2016

Workshops listing

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Flippin' Eck: I Hate Assessments!!!

Delivered by Paul Fogarty from Children's Advice Team

Many practitioners are wary of undertaking early help assessments, because they mistakenly believe such assessments require specialist knowledge and skills that they do not have. This light-hearted workshop explored a fictional situation, showing how the skills you already use every day are the same skills needed to carry out a good assessment.

‘It’s not OK’ campaign – helping children stay safe from child sexual abuse and exploitation

Delivered by Helen Westerman from York NSPCC

As part of the joint City of York LSCB and NSPCC sexual abuse and exploitation campaign, parents across the city are being offered sessions to help them keep their children safe online. This workshop explored the various aspects of online dangers and how to parent in the digital age!

CAMHS Cluster Pilots in Schools

Delivered by William Shaw, Laura McMurray, Siobhan Taylor

The workshop covered an overview of the CAMHS Cluster pilot in Schools including aims, objectives, principles, outcomes, areas of work, evaluation and expectations as well as the learning, outcomes and good practice that is merging from the pilot initiative.
Participants gained:

  • Overview of pilot project
  • Understanding of the approach including interventions, training plan and models
  • Insight into emerging practice, learning and outcomes

Speak Up and Hear My Voice

Delivered by young trainers from Show Me That I Matter and York's Speak Up Service

The Speak Up and Hear My Voice workshop was based on training designed with young people in care about being in care. It aimed to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care and the importance of listening and acting on their wishes and feelings.

The workshop gave professionals the opportunity to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote children’s rights and participation: It is not about tokenism and just ‘listening’, but about thinking, experiencing and changing practice at all levels.

The Whole Family- listening to everyone

Delivered by Hannah Knox and Kerry Gregory from the Children's Advice Team

This workshop aimed to raise awareness of the variety of “voices” that need to be heard in Early Help assessments, including absent parents and pre-verbal/young children, and develop skills in gathering and recording them. This workshop helped to:

  • identify key members of families who’s voice is often missed
  • gain greater understanding of how and why those voices are missed
  • develop strategies for gathering the views, feelings and experiences of the very young
  • identify partners who can bring family members’ “voices” more readily to the fore for you

Being Family Focused – ‘Think Child, Think Parent, Think Family, Think Community’

Delivered by Linda Murphy and Martine Eddon from York's Family Focus Service

This workshop aimed to help professionals understand the processes and benefits of the Family Focus Programme (York’s Troubled Families Programme). It focused on how we continue to work together to develop a city wide whole family approach to achieve more with less.

We examined how to better understand a family’s situation as well as the impact an individual's issues can have on other family members, the range of services which may be involved in supporting a family, information sharing benefits and barriers and how to identify possibilities for intervening sooner.

‘World Class Clifton’-Developing a Children’s Zone Approach in York

Delivered by Karen Tatham, Head Teacher at Burton Green Primary School

An introduction to the concept of Children’s Zones as a strategy to produce synergy across services within an area, based on the Harlem Children’s Zone model.

‘World Class Clifton’: creating a 0-19 years approach across our locality, including early intervention. This involves local authority services across education, health and social care, and a range of other providers, aiming to create synergy and increased impact from services for identified needs in Clifton. We aim to improve long term life chances for all children and families in Clifton by ‘delivering differently’, tailored to the identified needs of the locality, and with long term aims to raise aspirations and skills.

This project is supported by seed funding from Joseph Rowntree York Trust.

The project is working in partnership with Professor Alan Dyson of Manchester University Centre for Equity in Education. Alan’s team work across the UK supporting area based initiatives to remove educational disadvantage, and are regarded as leaders in their field.

Working with parents one-to-one....the skills you need!

Delivered by Jane Whiteley and Rachel Duffield from York's Parenting Support Team

Talking to parents about their parenting can sometimes be challenging! It is a crucial skill to have and we know what an impact poor parenting can have on outcomes for children.

Is addressing parenting skills part of your role?
Do you lack confidence in this area?

This workshop aimed to:

  • Learn more about evidenced based tools to support parenting
  • Learn skills for engaging with sometimes quite resistant parents , so that you can support them to effect change.
  • Understand the benefits of referring a parent onto a parenting programme and how you can maximise the improvements to their parenting.
  • Gain new skills and confidence
  • Have fun!

Do I look like I care?

Delivered by a young carer, Liz Roberts and Jess Tomori from York Carers Centre

This workshop explored how to identify and support young carers and young adult carers with a whole family approach.  

The integrated two year old review


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