AIM Training Programme

PLEASE NOTE; TRAINING COSTS DISPLAYED ARE CURRENT FROM JAN  2019;

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 OR VIA EMAIL; admin@aimproject.org.uk

UNLESS SPECIFIED ALL COURSES HAVE A MAX OF 24 DELEGATES.

ALL COURSES ARE CERTIFIED BY ATTENDANCE OF DELEGATE UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED


AIM3 Initial Assessment for Adolescents Who Display HSB

This will be a two day course to enable staff to use the newly launched AIM3 framework which replaces the previous AIM2 framework. This new course will be available from late spring/summer 2019. For details please contact AIM admin via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk

Cost: from £1,700 plus expenses.



AIM3 Conversion course

This will be a single day conversion course for staff recently trained in the AIM2 framework to enable them to use the AIM3 framework. This course will be available from late spring/summer 2019. For details please contact AIM admin via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk

Cost £850 plus expenses.


Basic Awareness of HSB

 Basic Awareness in children and Adolescents who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This single day course will be available from late spring/summer 2019. For details please contact AIM admin via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk

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. This course is currently being reviewed and will be available in support of the newly revised Under 12’s framework from late spring/summer 2019.

For details please contact AIM admin via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk.

Cost £1700 plus expenses


Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour (TA-HSB) Guidance Training two day  Course

Target audience

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, or relevant practice experience, which ideally includes working with technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour on their case loads.

A separate one day Basic Awareness Course on TA-HSB will be available for practitioners who would benefit from having an understanding of the subject, but may not be involved in assessments or direct work, as well those practitioners who wish to go on to take our advanced courses.

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.

Cost £850 per day plus travel / accomodation and subsistence

To book contact AIM Project via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk


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

This course is currently under development and review. For details please contact AIM admin via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk


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

This course is currently under review and development and will be available to support the revised publication in relation to HSB in Foster setting in 2020. For details please contact AIM admin via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk


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

Contact admin@aimproject.org.uk for details

Cost: £850 plus expenses


Two Day Siblings and Harmful Sexual Behaviour  (HSB) Training Course

Target audience

The course is targeted at HSB caseworkers, Social Care staff, Youth Offending Team staff, victim support workers and those in restorative services who may be considering taking on cases of sibling Harmful Sexual behaviour. It does not require practice experience in the field of Restorative Approaches and will not train skills in relation to Restorative Approaches.

Course Aim;

This course considers and explores the characteristics of sibling HSB and seeks to improve professionals confidence and ability to respond therapeutically to these situations. The first day will consider messages from research, consider impact  and relational consequences, whilst  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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will;

Have an understanding of the continuum of sexual behaviour for children/young people

Have knowledge of the research and practice about the prevalence and characteristics of sibling harmful sexual behaviour.

Be able to identify the family context where sibling harmful sexual behaviouris more likely to occur.

To have an understanding of responses to disclosures of sibling harmful sexual behaviour with particular reference to denial / minimisation and explore the impact of sibling  harmful sexual behaviouron the victim, perpetrator and family relationships using a case study

Understand the importance of inter-agency and multi-disciplinary working and an awareness of the appropriate therapeutic interventions

Explore the potential for restorative approaches in the workplace for sibling HSB and consider what the benefits might be

Be aware of the use of assessment approaches to determine suitability and inform preparation for a restorative approach

 

Cost £850 per day plus travel / accomodation and subsistence

To book contact AIM Project via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk


RESTORATIVE APPROACHES COURSES ; AIM is a registered Training Provider with the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) and adheres to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice. We use the term Restorative Approaches to be inclusive of practice both within and outside of the formal criminal justice system.


 RESTORATIVE APPROACHES AND ADOLESCENT HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; 2  DAY COURSE

Target audience

The course is targeted at RJ/RA staff who are either currently encountering or will be working with cases of sexual harm that have the possibility of a restorative approach. The course contains a significant element of skills training but assumes that participants are already trained and experienced RJ/RA practitioners

Course Aim;

This course will enable participants to have a clear understanding of the issues, challenges and potential benefits of using Restorative Approaches in cases of adolescent HSB. It will cover research and practice knowledge and through role play and group exercises it will enable participants to practice skills most appropriate to safe and effective restorative work in cases of HSB.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will;

Gain some knowledge of the practice/methodology employed in RA to facilitate communication in cases of HSB.

Have some understanding of the characteristics of Adolescent Harmful Sexual behaviour and theopportunities and challenges this creates

Explore the potential impacts of HSB from a victim’s perspective

To consider the familial harm and impact that occurs in cases of HSB and what families might gain from participation in the process

To practice the skills necessary to run a safe restorative approach  in cases of HSB

Understand the importance of an RS assessment to ensure safe and effective restorative practice

Consider how the restorative approaches can support any parallel therapeutic intervention/support for both the victim and the offender

Cost: £1700 (£850/day)   plus travel, accom and subsistence;

To book please contact the AIM Project  via admin@aimproject.org.uk


 The AIM Project also runs a number of single RA  day courses  which cover;

  • 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 cases

Single Day- Contacting Victims of Adolescent Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB)Training Course

Target audience

The course is targeted at victim contact staff in the criminal justice system or those professionals in a therapeutic context who will have significant involvement with victims of adolescent HSB

Course Aim

This course seeks to give a broad understanding of the potential range of impacts upon victims of adolescent HSB. It will consider how victims can be sensitively supported to participate in appropriate Restorative Approaches (RA) to HSB. It will consider victims views and perspectives around RA and how that might facilitate and support recovery.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will;

Have an understanding of the characteristics of victims of adolescent HSB and the range of impact associated with this behaviour

Consider how to assist in assessing if a RA can be delivered sensitively and appropriately for a victim of HSB

Have some knowledge of the range of available victim services in cases of HSB and the need to signpost accordingly

Hear first hand from a victim (via DVD) who went through a RA and consider how this might assist in a process of victim recovery

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

To book contact AIM Project via email; admin@aimproject.org.uk