Life Story Work Training for social care staff

Date & Time:

Thursday 7 October 2021 (09:00 - 17:00)

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Venue:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

Detail:

Target Group

This course targets Family Support Workers, Social Workers and Team Managers in children's social care within the London Borough of Sutton.

Please note that this session is for social care staff only and foster carers should attend the life story work training designed specifically for foster carers, see here.

Aim

The aim of this course is to equip participants with evidence-based knowledge and skills to effectively
undertake life story work from start to finish. The course will improve the quality of direct work with
children and young people, including how to share difficult information. The course will also focus on
how to construct life story work that takes into consideration the child's age and development,
including metaphorical stories.

Learning Objectives

• Increased confidence in undertaking direct work with children and young people
• Greater understanding of theoretical frameworks for undertaking life story work and its
importance
• Tools and activities for life story work with children and young people
• Increased knowledge of how to plan life story work from start to finish
• Increased confidence in sharing difficult stories and information with children and young
people
• Improved creativity and enjoyment in direct work

Places Available:

4

Further Information:

Trainer:

Raquel Vieth, Shana Grossman, and Sarah McCarrison

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)