AIM Training Programme

PLEASE NOTE; TRAINING COSTS DISPLAYED ARE CURRENT FROM JUNE 2018;

OUR CURRENT DAY RATE FOR MOST COURSES IS £850 PER DAY PLUS TRAVEL/ACCOMODATION /SUBSISTENCE.

ALL COSTS SHOWN HERE ARE FOR COMMISSIONED COURSES; NOT THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENDANCE RATE.

FOR INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO REGISTER SEE THE OCCASIONAL ‘AIM WEEK’ PROGRAMMES IN THE ‘EVENTS SECTION’ THESE COURSES ARE  USUALLY RUN IN MANCHESTER AND  ARE OPEN TO INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION.

FOR ADVICE CONTACT THE AIM PROJECT DIRECT ON 07788286698

UNLESS SPECIFIED ALL COURSES HAVE A MAX OF 25 DELEGATES.

ALL COURSES ARE CERTIFIED BY AIM UNLESS SPECIFIED

 


AIM2 Initial Assessment for Adolescents Who Display HSB

A two day course that identifies current knowledge and research relating to sexually harmful adolescents and presents the AIM2 initial assessment model for application. The course will enable participants to undertake AIM2 assessments on young people aged 12-18 years of age who display harmful sexual  behaviours and who may require a response from either criminal justice or child welfare agencies. An AIM2 manual will be needed to be purchased seperately if required.

Aims;

  • To provide an understanding of young people who display sexually harmful behaviour underpinned by research
  • To facilitate debate/discussion between participants related to case work experience
  • To understand the importance, purpose and possibilities of working with families
  • To facilitate an AIM 2 assessment
  • To identify co-working and agency issues
  • To increase confidence to work in this area

The training will include a mixture of PP input, small group exercises, role play and dvd. Training materials for the event will be provided but staff will need access to a full AIM2 manual to undertake assessments.

Cost: from £1,700 plus expenses.


Single day AIM2 refresher course;

This course is designed to refresh staff previously trained in AIM2 in the structure and application of the AIM2 framework

Aims;

  • To identify and address arising issues from current practice
  • Review what we know about young people who display harmful sexual behaviour
  • Undertake an AIM2 assessment

Please note; this is a refresher day for previously trained staff and requires staff to have attended a full two day AIM2 training but needing a reminder of the structure of the framework

Cost; £850 plus accom/travel/subsistence expenses


Consultancy: Setting Up Services for Children and Young People Who Sexually Harm

A half day event that focuses on identifying a local base line picture of current assets and gaps in local authority arrangements / services for children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviour. The half day will facilitate a multi-agency ‘shared vision’ and ‘action plan’. The focus of this consultancy is not individuals but rather agencies/ services addressing HSB.

Cost: £400 plus expenses


 

Basic Awareness of HSB

Single day in Basic Awareness in children and Adolescents who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Aim;

To provide general background context in relation to HSB displayed by children and adolescents

Objectives;

  • Exploring views and values around children and adolescents
  • Look at how we identify concerns in relation to developmentally appropriate sexual behaviours
  • Consider the research evidence around this group
  • Explore current best practice in responding appropriately
  • Considering issues in relation to working with families
  • A general overview of the AIM2 framework

Methodology;

A mixture of group exercises and input

Audience;

This introductory training is aimed at staff who may encounter children and young people who display HSB and respond appropriately. It is not a training course to equip staff to undertake a full Under 12’s or AIM2 assessment

Cost: £850 plus expenses


 

AIM Initial Assessment and Intervention for Under 12’s Who Display  Harmful  Sexual Behaviour

AIM Assessment and Interventions for Children under 12 and their families, where the child has problematic or harmful sexual behaviours

A two day course to facilitate the participants in developing their understanding and confidence in assessments and interventions with children under 12 and their families were the child is displaying sexually problematic or harmful behaviours

Objectives:

To consider definitions of healthy, problematic and harmful sexual behaviours in children

To provide information from research and practice on why younger children may act in a sexual way

To introduce the AIM Initial and Core assessment models for younger children, and give participants an opportunity to use them

To provide information on programmes of interventions with children, their families and their network

To facilitate participants in trying out techniques for working with children and their families

Cost: £1,750plus expenses


 

Working with Families of Young People Who Display Harmful  Sexual Behaviour

A two day course aimed at providing practitioners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake AIM assessment and intervention with families.  The course will address assessment, methods of engaging families, attachment, family scripts and intervention.

Cost: £1,700 plus expenses


 

Managing and Supervising Staff Working with Young People Who Display  Harmful Sexual Behaviour;

A two day course  to increase Managers/Supervisors understanding and confidence re supporting their staff in assessing and working with children and young people who have sexually harmful behaviours.

Objectives:

  • To provide information from research and practice about why children and young people may have sexually harmful behaviours
  • To introduce the AIM2 model for Adolescents and the AIM Model for Children under 12 years old
  • To consider the management issues re assessments and interventions with children and young people and their families
  • To consider the management issues re the impact of this work on their staff
  • To provide techniques and a framework for reflective supervision and for supporting staff in managing resistance and denial

Cost: £1,750 plus expenses


 

Supporting and Managing Children and Young People Who Display HSB within Residential Settings

A two day course to increase participants knowledge base and confidence in understanding and managing sexually problematic and harmful behaviours in residential settings

Objectives:

To provide information from research and practice about why children and young people have problematic and sexually harmful behaviours

To provide checklists for initial assessment of these behaviours and tools for pattern mapping to provide a fuller understanding of the behaviours and what interventions are appropriate.

To provide information on managing this behaviour on a unit level and with the individual child or young person

To give suggestions for individual work with children and young people appropriate to the residential setting.

Cost: £1,750 plus expenses


 

Supporting and Managing Children and Young People Who Display HSB in Foster Care Settings

A two day course to increase awareness and confidence in understanding and managing children and young people with sexually harmful behaviours in foster care settings

Objectives:

To provide an overview of the AIM Project foster carer guidelines

To provide information from research about why children and young people may display sexually harmful behaviours

To provide checklist for understanding sexual behaviours and levels of risk

To provide suggestions for managing risks and meeting needs in a foster care setting including direct work with the child/young person

To consider the support needs of the foster carers in undertaking this work

To facilitate participants in discussing their own practice either in their own families or in supporting foster carers

Cost: £1,750 plus expenses


 

Supporting and Managing Children and Young People Who Display HSB in Schools or Education Settings

A one day course for staff in the education field that is based on the AIM Education Guidelines  3rd Revision 2017, which addresses, assessment, management and support within a school setting for children and young people who display  harmful/problematic sexual behaviour.

Aims;

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

To introduce the AIM education guidelines for assessment and management of pupils in school settings

To practice a tool for assessing behaviours

Cost: £850 plus expenses

 


THE AIM Prevention and Early Intervention Training

Understanding and Responding to Children and Young People with Sexual Behaviour Problems

 This single day course is delivered by Joan Cherry, BSS, NQSW, M.Phil. in Social Work Research

Outline of Course Content

  • To provide participants with a framework to understand and evaluate the sexual behaviour of children and young people
  • To provide practical tools to enable participants to respond appropriately to the sexual behaviour of children and young people
  • To understand the various functions that sexually harmful behaviour may meet for children and young people
  • To become familiar with the various theories that explains the

development of sexually harmful behaviour

  • The Internet: The Good, Bad and Ugly
  • Staff Support and Care
  • Conclusion and Feedback

The training will consist of a combination of presentations, exercises and role plays

Cost £850 plus travel/accom /subsistence expenses


Understanding the Impact of Sibling Sexually Harmful Behaviour on Family Relationships and Exploring Appropriate Therapeutic Interventions

 A single day course delivered by Joan Cherry, BSS, NQSW, M.Phil. in Social Work Research

Aim:

To raise awareness of the existence of sibling sexually harmful behaviour and increase professional confidence in managing and responding therapeutically to these families

Objectives:

  • To provide information from research and practice about the prevalence and characteristics of sibling sexually harmful behaviour
  • To identify the family context where sibling sexually harmful behaviour is more likely to occur
  • To discuss the responses to disclosures of sibling sexually harmful behaviour with particular reference to denial and minimisation
  • To explore the impact of sibling sexually harmful 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 available including the usefulness of a restorative justice approach
  • To highlight the importance of inter-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Cost £850 plus travel/accom/subsistence expenses

 


Diversity and Harmful Sexual Behaviour

A one or two day course, the one day course will focus on applying the AIM2 model in a culturally sensitive manner. The two day course in addition will provide practitioners with a range of skills and knowledge to engage with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

Aim

To develop practitioners skills and knowledge when working with diversity in relation to  Harmful Sexual  Behaviour

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore how stereotypes and assumptions can affect how we assess children and families
  • Identify blocks to inclusive practice and overcome them
  • Demonstrate increased awareness of cultural assumptions when making assessments
  • Practitioners to be able to identify strategies for engaging with children and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Practitioners to be able to apply assessment models in a culturally sensitive manner

Cost; £850 per day (either single day or two day course)


 

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COURSES ; AIM is a registered Training Provider with the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) and adheres to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice.

The AIM Project offers 5 x single day courses or a two day RJ/HSB Practice Course

 The AIM Project four individual  day courses cover;

  • Restorative Justice in HSB
  • Victim Contact in HSB
  • Referral Order Practice with HSB (aimed at Panel members)
  • Referral Order Practice with HSB (Training the Trainer; aimed at Panel co-ordinators)
  • Restorative Assessment in HSB/Sensitive and complex cases

  All focus upon Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) but can be tailored to cover other  ‘Sensitive and Complex’ Cases as defined by the 2011 Home Office Best Practice Guidance. 

Cost will be £850 per day plus travel/accom/ subsistence

For detailed Learning Outcomes contact the AIM Project on

www.aimproject@msn.com

 


AIM RESTORATIVE JUSTICE APPROACHES AND ADOLESCENT HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; 2  DAYS

AIM:

  • To enable participants to have a clear understanding of restorative approaches and their use in sensitive and complex cases which involve sexually harmful behavior.

Objectives:

  • An understanding of the values and principles underpinning RJ
  • A knowledge of the practice/methodology employed in RJ to facilitate communication in cases of SHB.
  • To consider the familial harm and impact that occurs in cases of SHB and what families might gain from participation in the process
  • To practice the skills necessary to run a safe mediation session in cases of SHB
  • To understand the importance of an assessment led approach using the AIM RJ/SHB Assessment framework
  • To consider how the restorative practice can support any parallel therapeutic intervention/support for both the victim and the offender

Methodology:

  • The course will run over two days
  • ALL delegates should be previously RJ trained and experienced practitionersunless by prior agreement
  • The max group size will be 24 delegates
  • The training will employ a mixture if training methods including direct presentations, small group work, case studies, role plays, dvd and will be supported by written training materials, reference to further reading and a single copy of the AIM RJ Assessment framework to the commissioning agency
  • All training will be mindful of the National Standards of Best Restorative Practice produced by the RJC and the Home Office
  • AIM is a registered training provider with  The Restorative Justice Council (http://www.restorativejustice.org.uk/trainers/) and has delivered this training as part of the YJB Development Fund

Cost: £1700 (£850/day )  plus travel, accom and subsistence;  To book please contact the AIM Project at www.aimproject.org.uk


Restorative approaches in cases of sibling HSB ; 2 days 

Adolescent Harmful Sexual Behaviour frequently occurs in a close relational context and very often that relationship is one between siblings. To address issues arising from Sibling HSB AIM has developed a two day course for professionals in both youth justice, social care and therapeutic fields.

Course Aims;

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 SHB.  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/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 behaviouris 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  behaviouron 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
  • Sharepractice examples where this approach has proved safe and positive

Audience;

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 behaviour.

Cost: £1700 (£850/day )  plus travel, accom and subsistence;  To book please contact the AIM Project at www.aimproject.org.uk