Training and events for foster carers

Dates for our training and workshop sessions for the Autumn Term

To book a place at any of these events or if you have a question please contact virtual.school@surreycc.gov.uk

Places at all events are limited so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Foster Carer's training for the Autumn Term:

KCA Session(s) 4: Emotion Coaching Tutorial

Date and time: Tuesday 7 December 10.30am-12pm and 12.30pm to 2pm

Stress and Trauma Driven Behaviours, A Reflective Discussion. An interactive and discursive tutorial providing participants with opportunities to share practice / experiences, network with other individuals (both practitioners in settings and foster carers) and unpick the challenges of stress and trauma-driven behaviours within the home or school setting, including impulsive and sexualised behaviours. This session will be facilitated by a KCA Trainer Consultant with questions presented to prompt reflective discussion, and opportunities provided to apply the knowledge base to practice / personal experiences.

Led by Susan Blomley for ALL participants (Learning Journey A and B)

Two sessions are offered for delegates – please only register for one event.

Dates for our training and workshop sessions for the Spring Term

To book a place at any of these events or if you have a question please contact virtual.school@surreycc.gov.uk

Places at all events are limited so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Foster Carer's training for the Spring Term:

KCA Session 5: Five to Thrive Webinar (Building and Maintaining Resilience)

Date and time: Tuesday 8 February 2022 12.30pm-2pm

This session will provide opportunities for participants to deepen their knowledge of resilience, and consider ways in which they can enhance their own resilience and that of those in their care and / or community. KCA's Five to Thrive model will be shared, which is a way of understanding how connected relationships are fundamental to human wellbeing and help us to build resilient communities. The key issues surrounding the impact of secondary trauma on individuals, organisations and support networks will be described, and the skills needed to recognise, prevent and manage those effects will be presented.

KCA Session 6: Five to Thrive Tutorial for Learning Journey B participants

Date and time: Tuesday 15 March 2022 10am-11.30am

An interactive and discursive tutorial providing participants with opportunities to share practice / experiences, network with other individuals and unpick the challenges of meeting others' needs whilst also focussing on ensuring your own needs are also met. This session will be facilitated by a KCA Trainer Consultant with questions presented to prompt reflective discussion, and opportunities provided to apply the Five to Thrive knowledge base to practice / personal experiences, and discuss ways in which personal resilience can also be enhanced.

Supporting Sensory Needs

Date and time: Thursday 3 March 2022 10am-11.30am

'Supporting Sensory Needs: this training will provide an introduction to theory and practical strategies to support sensory needs, drawing on a trauma-informed and attachment perspective'.