GUAB

 

New local training model

In response to feedback from trainees, we have changed our model of training in South Lanarkshire.  Interested parties will now attended a 3-day Initial Facilitator Training (IFT) to ensure they have all the necessary skills and experience to deliver GUAB groups.  Two days of the training will be devoted purely to understanding and developing Solution Focused skills (which is the underpinning theory of the pack) and then one day on theories of bereavement and loss and the practicalities of setting up and running GUAB groups. The feedback from facilitators on this new model of training has been very positive.

 

What does the training cover?

The training will include the following topics:

Introduction and background to Give us a break!

Introduction to solution focused working and using this in the Give us a break! group

Bereavement and loss in children and young people

Pack orientation: practicalities, including evaluation

 

At the training participants will be provided with a pack of materials as part of the course, including:

Programme folder with lesson plans, complementary notes and resource materials

'Strength Cards'

Introductory leaflet and parent/carers' booklet

Poster

Certificate

Evaluation forms

 

Is this the right course for me?

It is important to consider the following questions before signing up for a Give us a Break course:

Am I operating within an organisation which has a clear child protection policy?

Do I have agreement and support from my head teacher or line manager?

Does my current work remit allow me to work with groups of young people experiencing bereavement, loss or significant change?

Do I have time to commit to engaging young people, preparing materials from the Give us a Break pack and running a group for 8 weeks?

 

If the answer to all of the above questions is ‘yes’ then you would be an ideal facilitator for Give us a Break.

 

Training dates

The following dates constitute initial training. Subsequent supported running of a group followed by a half-day follow up are essential to complete the training course.

 

****All training takes place between 9.15am and 4.30pm in Hamilton Psychological Services, 23 Beckford Street, Hamilton, ML3 0BT****

 

National Training

tbc

 

If you are interested in taking part in the National Training please read the national training flyer and then complete the National Training Nomination Form

 

Local Training

Solution Focused Training (2 days)

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and

Bereavement/Loss and Give us a break! Training

Friday 27 October 2017*

9.15am - 4.30pm

*venue to be confirmed

**Please note - you need to commit to attend all three training days

 

If you are interested in taking part in the Give us a break! local training please contact training@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to book a place. Please note that this is only available to professionals in South Lanarkshire - please read the local training descriptor.

 

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