Children’s Workforce Development

Risky Behaviour Training Programme

Introduction

The 2011 Needs Assessment for Richmond identified a number of Higher Incidence and Protective Factors. The Risky Behaviour training programme was commissioned to support those areas and to raise practitioner awareness.

Definition of Risky Behaviour

Risky behaviours are those that potentially expose people to harm, or significant risk of harm which will prevent them reaching their potential. Some risky behaviour is normal and part of growing up. However, there is a “line” which when crossed leads from normal/curious/ experimental behaviour to behaviours that put children and young people or others at risk and could escalate the behaviour to a harmful stage. This “line” can be different according to societal norms. It should be acknowledged that although children and young people may not be actively participating in behaviour, observing or being exposed to the behaviour can have an impact on their own behaviour, as peer association can result in involvement.

The courses below can be selected and booked according to relevance in your role. They do not need to be completed in any particular order:

Drug & Alcohol Awareness

This course is for those who have little or no drugs training or knowledge, who wish to get an overview of substances and how they are used. We will also be considering attitudes to drugs and alcohol when would be appropriate to refer on to specialist services.

To view available dates, full course outline and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training page.

Drugs Refresher

A refresher course for those who have undergone some drugs training and need to brush up on their skills and knowledge.

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Impact of Parental Substance Misuse on Children & Young People

This course will enable delegates to recognise the impact of parental substance misuse on children and young people and support participants in considering ways of working with and engaging children, young people and their families.

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E-Safety & Cyber Bullying

This half day course is suitable for front-line professionals working with children and young people. Using a combination of presentations, video material, discussion and role-play, the topics below will be covered:

  • Update on trends in use and misuse
  • Spotting and responding to risky behaviour, including self-harm and sexting
  • Typical case studies
  • Your legal responsibilities

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Sex, Drugs & Alcohol – Adolescent Risky Behaviour

This course will raise awareness of the issues when working to reduce risky behaviour with young people around sex, drugs and alcohol.

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Gang Activity – Safeguarding Children & Young People

This one day course is aimed at professionals working with children and young people who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in gangs or serious youth violence as a victim, perpetrator or both.

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Lone Worker Safety & Assessing Risk

The course will focus on ensuring that delegates can correctly assess situations they encounter and make appropriate decisions to keep themselves safe. Delegates will consider their current lone working arrangements and explore options on safe ways to work alone.

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Sexualised Behaviour

Participants will gain knowledge of current research and theory about child sexual abuse and sexualised behaviour.  They will learn how to recognise the needs of a sexually traumatised child or young person, develop strategies for promoting recovery, and learn about networks for supporting the traumatised child.

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Sex and Relationships

Participants will gain a clear understanding of Fraser competencies and Bichard recommendations, and how they relate to safeguarding issues and confidentiality.  They will gain a basic understanding of the law regarding sex, sexual health and young people.

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‘Feral’ Teenagers and the Rage to Feel Alive

This training day will provide participants with:

  • An insight into the inner worlds of challenging adolescents
  • Practical and innovative tools for creating a safe environment where both adults and young people can develop meaningful and robust working alliances.
  • Increased confidence in your capacity to deal with obstacles you encounter in relating to young people.
  • Innovative strategies to safely bypass the protective walls the emotionally wounded teen has built around his hurt.
  • Skills for effective communication with highly defended teens.
  • Creative activities and how to use them to support challenging youths to expand their behavioural options and return to a more open and flexible way of living.

To view available dates, full course outline and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training page.

Updated: 12 February 2014