This Two day courses exploring the impact of drug and alcohol abuse, is free if unemployed or on some income based benefits. Takes place on the 5th and 12th December 2013 or 27th March and 4th April 2014 between : 10am-2.30pm (lunch included) the venue to be confirmed
Understand current issues in drug and alcohol awareness.
Recognise the main substances which are abused, and their effects on the body.
Recognise the dangers of using drugs and alcohol.
Understand why people use drugs and alcohol.
Recognise how babies, children and young people may be affected by parental substance misuse.
Understand the principles behind successful intervention strategies.
For more information or to book a place contact: Heather Young 07760788608
Help For Heroes is running a Pathfinder Experience at Phoenix House, Catterick Garrison.� The course, which is split into 3 �phases� is aimed at helping veterans who may have struggled with the transition from the military to civvy street.�� It looks at aiding individuals, with guidance from a mentor, to get established back into civvy street with a view at getting them ready for employment.��
Phase 1 is called Inspire and is held over 6/7 days
Phase 2 is called Enable and is held over 6/7 days
Phase 3 is called Support and is held over 3 days
The next Pathfinder Experience to be held at Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick will take place over the following dates:
Phase 1 02 - 08 February 2014
Phase 2 18- 24 May 2014
Phase 3 5 -7 August 2014
There is no cost for this course and all food and accommodation will be provided free of charge.�� The course is aimed at Veterans who have been medically discharged or have developed a service related medical condition post discharge. If you would like more information on the Pathfinder experience and an application form, please contact Sally Mendonca on 01748 834148, alternatively you can contact her on email@example.com
Please be advised that the LSCB currently has availability on the following training courses. If you would like to attend any of the courses outlined below please complete and return the attached course booking form:.
Working Together to Safeguard Children from the Effects of Domestic Abuse:
This course is designed to increase understanding and awareness of domestic violence, its impact on parenting capacity and on children’s health and development and wellbeing
Working Together to Safeguard Children from the Effects of Parental Substance Misuse
This course is designed to increase understanding of and professional responses to parental substance misuse, its potential impact on parenting capacity and on children’s health and development and wellbeing.
Parental Mental Illness
To increase knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and how they can impact on parenting capacity
Working With Resistant Families
This course is suited to professionals who are involved in the safeguarding process as part of the Child Protection CAF/CIN and procedures.
Raising awareness of parental learning Disability
To increase the knowledge and skills of practitioners in order to more effectively safeguard the children of parents with a learning disability.
To provide an opportunity for colleagues from different agencies to explore professional dilemmas, to learn together, and reach common understandings of the safeguarding process
To develop knowledge and skills to help participants ensure the safe recruitment and selection of staff and a safer workforce.
To raise the profile of neglect as a form of child maltreatment. To improve professional responses to children who are being neglected.
Assessment & Intervention
This course is designed to provide a framework for assessment and to give a range of tools to promote a better understanding of families’ strengths and difficulties
Child Protection Conference
To give practitioners and managers the opportunity to practice and develop their skills so as to make an effective contribution to the child protection conference process.
Child Sexual Exploitation
To increase awareness of the child sexual exploitation and provide staff with a greater understanding of the issues and processes so that children and young people can be safeguarded.
Children with a Disability
To ensure staff recognise the increased vulnerability of deaf and disabled child and understand how to take forward any safeguarding concerns
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland’s services are for women who have experienced sexual violence at any time during their lives, and would like to offer women survivors (aged 16 years+) the opportunity to come together in a women-only safe space to explore how society’s attitude toward sexual violence has affected them as women and survivors.
This group also aims to provide women with the opportunity to develop positive supportive peer relationships in the group and explore creative coping techniques.
There will be a series of six Tuesday evening sessions in December and January (with a break over the festive period). Each session will begin at 5 pm and finish at 8 pm, refreshments will be provided.
Please note this is not a therapeutic group.
The venue will be in Newcastle and details given once your place has been confirmed. Travel expenses can be reimbursed if needed.
To express an interest in this group call: 0191 222 0272 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working together to maximise income 14 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm, or 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Derwent Point, Swalwell
This free half-day Turn2us benefits and grants workshop is for staff and volunteers from voluntary and community organisations, local authorities and housing associations, who offer front line advice, support or information, and who are familiar with using the internet. It is intended for those who are not benefit experts but want to know where to find the latest information and updates on welfare benefits and grants. In response to the largest shake-up of the UK benefits system, Turn2us has recently launched their new, free and easy-to-use public Benefits Calculator. They also launched their enhanced Grants Search database last week, and this workshop will cover both of these new tools as well as other aspects of the Turn2us service.
To find out more visit http://digbig.com/5bjahy
Gingerbread is the national charity for single parent families. Thanks to HMRC funding, Gingerbread is able to offer a limited number of free subscriptions to voluntary and community organisations to access their online information library. This library exists to guide you through the sometimes complex legislation and policy issues affecting single parents. It is regularly updated to make sure you have the advice and information you need to give to your single parents. Applications from organisations working with non-English speaking single parents will be prioritised.
To find out more visit www.gingerbread.org.uk/ or go direct via http://digbig.com/5bjahq
To request an application pack email email@example.com
Below is a list of courses being offered by Newcastle CVS please click on the links for further details of each course
Writing better funding applications (19 November)
Keeping safe as a lone worker (21 November)
Building confidence and skills in running presentations/training (two half days, 4 and 18 December)
Emergency first aid at work (9 December)
Food safety level 2 CIEH/HABC accredited (12 December)
All these Newcastle CVS training sessions will be held at Higham House, Newcastle
To book a place phone Jaz Nagra on 0191 235 7011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHYP IN workshop: engaging and retaining BME Young People 12 November, 9.30am to 1.00pm at Space2, Newgate Shopping Centre, Newcastle
This is a free taster session for staff interested in or working with BME young people, or organisations looking to engage more with BME young people. This workshop is for Newcastle CVS members working with children and young people in Newcastle; places may be limited to one per organisation due to demand. Space2 is accessible and there is city centre parking nearby. Please let Newcastle CVS know if you need an interpreter or if you have any other requirements which would enable you to attend and enjoy this event.
To find out more phone NCVS on 0191 232 7445 Ext 1.
To book a place visit http://chypinengagingbmeyoungpeople.eventbrite.co.uk
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is soon to deliver veterans� awareness training across the North East. The training is targeted at any healthcare professional, front line staff� such as GP�s, practice staff and other front line clinical and non clinical workers.
For more information or to secure a place please contact Val Hodgson via email on Val.Hodgson@ntw.nhs.uk or Telephone 0191 4788721.
NECA has announced 2�new courses coming up at CONNECT in Sunderland, available�at a special introductory price.
Paediatric First Aid -�24 & 25 October
Award in Food Safety - 7 November
To find out more about these courses please contact Rachael at NECA on 0191 4146446