AIM WEEK MANCHESTER 29th APRIL/2nd MAY 2019

BASIC AWARENESS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WHO DISPLAY HSB

29 APRIL 2019

FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE

PARTICIPANTS:          This course is targeted at caseworkers who are new to this area of work, youth workers, social care staff and foster carers who care for children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour (HSB).

PRICE:     £ 140 PER DELEGATE

COURSE AIM:

Harmful sexual behaviours (HSB)can provoke considerable anxiety in parent/carers and professionals. This one day course aims to demystify this whole area of work, increase awareness and empower carers and professionals to use transferable skills when managing children and young people who present with HSB.

The training will provide professionals with a theoretical background about the development of sexual behaviour problems, and guidance on what works. It will also consider the impact on adults who are trying to manage a child or young person displaying HSB.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Increased confidence in responding to and managing HSB
  • An understanding of the theoretical background to the development of sexual behaviour problems
  • Increased insight into staff support and care

 

 

UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS IN EDUCATION SETTINGS TRAINING                     30 APRIL 2019

FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE                    

PARTICIPANTS:

Suitable for all education staff and professionals who support education staff

PRICE:                        £140 PER DELEGATE + £60 for a copy of the ‘Managing Problematic and Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Education Settings’ Guidance (discounted price)

COURSE AIM:To increase awareness of why children and young people may act in a sexually problematic/harmful way and to increase participants’ confidence in understanding and managing these behaviours in education settings.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To provide information from research and practice about why children and young people display these behaviours

To introduce the AIM education guidelines (2017) for assessment and management of sexually problematic / harmful behaviours in education settings

To provide tools for assessing and communicating about sexual behaviours

To provide a structure for RAMP safety and support plans for managing sexual behaviours in an education setting

To facilitate participants in discussing their own work/issues and sharing good practice with others.

COURSE TIMINGS: 9.30 – 4.00

 

BASIC AWARENESS OF TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS1 May 2019

FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE

PARTICIPANTS:            This one-day awareness raising course has been designed for social care, youth offending, education, health staff and the third sector workforce with an introduction to how technology may play a role in harmful sexual behaviours.It is ideal for practitioners who may not be directly involved in risk assessments, but who wish to have an up to date understanding of this subject.

PRICE:                  £ 140 PER DELEGATE

COURSE AIM:

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) acknowledges that, “no issue is more pressing for contemporary child protection than the role of the internet in facilitating child sexual abuse.” This one-day course aims to develop professional knowledge of technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour (TA-HSB) displayed by young people, which may include sexting/youth generated sexual images, indecent images of children and pornography use.

This dynamic and interactive course will equip practitioners with an invaluable insight of the range and types of TA-HSB, and importantly how best to report and respond to these concerns. The content will include an overview of relevant research, legislation and statutory guidance relating to TA-HSB, and will include research findings on the impact of technology-assisted child sexual abuse on children and young people.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of the course participants will:

(i) Understand what types of behaviours constitutes Technology-Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour,

(ii) Know how best to respond and report TA-HSB concerns,

(iii) Be confident in applying relevant legislation and professional guidance,

(iv) Recognise and acknowledge the impact of technology-assisted child sexual abuse on children and young people.

 

TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS – PRACTICE GUIDANCE TRAINING 2/3 May 2019

       ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE

PARTICIPANTS:         This course is targeted at experienced practitioners in social work, youth offending and specialist providers, who need to have atleast a basic understanding of concerning sexual behaviours, gained through AIM or NSPCC foundation courses andrelevant practice experience, which ideally includes working with some technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour cases within their case loads.

PRICE:                           £ 270 per delegate + £60 for a copy of the Technology-Assisted HSB Practice Guidance (discounted price)

COURSE AIM:

This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in understanding how technology can facilitate harmful sexual behaviours.

It is drawn from and complements the AIM & NSPCC Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour (TA-HSB) guidance (Allotey & Swann 2019) and has been designed to help practitioners to formulate judgements about risk in the context of concerns arising from an adolescent’s technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviours (TA-HSB) and the development of safety plans.

This training provides the understanding from research and practice on these types of behaviours and gives guidance on how the model works. It highlights the nuances in practice that workers may face and helps to develop analytical skills in relation to TA-HSB.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of the course participants will:

(i) Have an understanding of current research findings regarding technology assisted sexual harm

(ii) Know how to collect and collate relevant information regarding TA-HSB

(iii) Learn how to develop a case formulation

(iv) Be confident in establishing safety plans.

COURSE TIMINGS: 9.30 – 4.00

 

 

AIM SIBLING HSB AND RESTORATIVE PRACTICEAPPROACHES 2/3 May 2019

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE

PARTICIPANTS:         The course is aimed at HSB caseworkers, Victim Support Workers and those in Restorative Services who may be considering taking on cases of Sibling Harmful Sexual Behaviours. Practitioners must have a good basic understanding of Adolescent Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB).

PRICE:                  £ 280 PER DELEGATE

COURSE AIMS:                       

Adolescent Harmful Sexual Behaviour can be directed at people close to them and in many cases this means their siblings. To address issues arising from Sibling HSB the AIM Project has developed this two-day course for professionals in Youth Justice, Social Care and those working in therapeutic fields.

This course considers and explores the characteristics of Sibling HSB and seeks to improve professionals’ confidence and ability to respond therapeutically to these situations.  Day 1 will consider messages from research, exploring the prevalence, impact and relational consequences of HSB.  With the assistance of case studies the treatment approaches available will be described including the usefulness of a restorative justice approach.  Day 2 will focus upon the potential application of restorative approaches to assist in family reunification.  Both days will highlight the importance of inter-agency and multi-disciplinary work.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To provide information from research and practice about the prevalence and characteristics of sibling harmful sexual behaviour
  • To identify the family context where sibling harmful sexual behaviour is more likely to occur
  • To discuss the responses to disclosures of sibling harmful sexual behaviour with particular reference to denial and minimisation
  • To explore the impact of sibling harmful sexual behaviour on the victim, perpetrator and family relationships
  • To explore safety issues that arise in these families
  • With the assistance of case studies to explore the treatment approaches
  • To explore the potential for restorative approaches and consider what these might look like
  • To consider the use of assessment approaches to determine suitability and inform preparation for a restorative approach
  • To share practice examples where this approach has proved safe and positive

 

 Venue for all course is the Audacious Church, Trinity Way , Salford, M3 7BB

To book please download the application form and return to AIM. Gen courseapp form vers2 -1