PLEASE NOTE; TRAINING COSTS DISPLAYED ARE CURRENT FROM JUNE 2017;
OUR CURRENT DAY RATE FOR MOST COURSES IS £850 PER DAY PLUS TRAVEL/ACCOMODATION /SUBSISTENCE. HOWEVER THERE MAY BE SOME VARIATION WHERE ADDITIONAL OPERATION COSTS DEMAND A HIGHER PRICE. FOR EXAMPLE THE THREE DAY RJ/HSB COURSE COST £875 PER DAY DUE TO THE ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED.
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.
- 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 plus £3.50 per delegate for cost of training materials.
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
- 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’.
Cost: £400 plus expenses
Basic Awareness of HSB
Single day in Basic Awareness in children and Adolescents who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour
To provide general background context in relation to HSB displayed by children and adolescents
- 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
A mixture of group exercises and input
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
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.
- 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
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
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.
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
AIM intervention training; two day course using the AIM Intervention Manual
Prerequisites: It is anticipated that participants who attend the intervention course will have undertaken the AIM 2 assessment training.
Level: Beginners to intermediate. This is a course that is aimed at social workers and youth offending officers who are at the beginning stages of undertaking work with young people who sexually harm
The overall aim of this training event is to assist practitioners in developing bespoke intervention programmes for adolescents who have undertaken an AIM 2 assessment due to sexually harmful behaviour towards others. It is important to recognise how the assessment outcomes, that are domain specific, will highlight the areas of need in terms of intervention.
The course will assist practitioners in identifying need based on the outcomes from the AIM 2 assessment.
Addresses issues of engagement and motivation, together with a brief outline of the historical aspects of working with young people who sexually harm.
Focus on the four different domains as highlighted within the assessment process, identifying various tools and techniques that can be used in order to elicit information from young people.
Focuses on the strengths aspect of the process in order to build up resilience factors for the young person.
Highlights the importance of working together in a holistic and systemic manner with professionals and parents/carers who are responsible for the young person.
Touch on issues of child development and neurological development, in order to assist practitioners in understanding the teenager.
The course and its content are based on the AIM intervention manual.
Costs £1700 plus expenses
Good Lives Interventions with adolescents who display Harmful Sexual Behaviour(advanced course)
A two day course designed to follow on from the AIM2 assessment course. The training will provide a guide to effective practice,useable resources and techniques in promoting motivation and engagement of young people, the Good Lives Model as a basis for intervention planning,co-working, identifying individual needs and goals, planning services and therapeutic work, intervention techniques in offence specific work.
This is a Gmap course that is made available through AIM. The course content and delivery is the responsibilty of Gmap and is based upon the specialised experience and knowledge that Gmap has gained over many years as one the primary providers of services to young people who display HSB in the UK. As such it is aimed at experienced practitioners who deliver interventions on HSB and wish to explore the use of the Good Lives model.
Cost: £1,700 + VAT + expenses + £3.50 per delegate for handout materials
Assessment and therapeutic responses to young people with specific learning needs who sexually harm
This two day course will consider how our work with young people with specific learning needs such as a learning disability, autistic spectrum disorders, and acquired brain injuries can be accounted for. It will specifically address:
- The assessment of learning needs and how this can inform therapeutic practice, including intervention planning and treatment delivery
- Making assessment and treatment responsive to learning needs through the adaptation of models and tools for use in both individual and group-work formats
- Overcoming challenges in assessment and treatment and establishing realistic treatment targets
- Strengths-based practice; Empowering young people with learning needs to make positive choices, whilst promoting healthy sexual functioning
- Consideration of how to engage and mobilise the support network of young people with learning needs in order that learning and skills development can be enhanced, consolidated and transferred to real-life settings
This is a Gmap course that is made available through AIM. The course content and delivery is the responsibilty of Gmap and is based upon the specialised experience and knowledge that Gmap has gained over many years as one the primary providers of services to young people who display HSB in the UK.
Cost: £1,700 + VAT + expenses + £3.50 per delegate for handout materials
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
To raise awareness of the existence of sibling sexually harmful behaviour and increase professional confidence in managing and responding therapeutically to these families
- 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.
To develop practitioners skills and knowledge when working with diversity in relation to Harmful Sexual Behaviour
- 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 offer four individual day courses covering;
- Restorative Justice in HSB
- Victim Contact in HSB
- Referral Order Practice with HSB
- 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.
The Youth Justice Board is offering funding under its RJ Development Fund (see http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/press-releases/yjb/victims-of-youth-crime-get-greater-access-to-restorative-justice) to enable Youth Offending Teams to increase its skills levels with regard to restorative practice with Sensitive and Complex Cases.
Cost will be £850 per day plus travel/accom/ subsistence
For detailed Learning Outcomes contact the AIM Project on
AIM RESTORATIVE JUSTICE APPROACHES AND ADOLESCENT HARMFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; A SKILLS BASED COURSE OVER 3 DAYS
- To enable participants to have a clear understanding of restorative approaches and their use in sensitive and complex cases which involve sexually harmful behavior.
- 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
- The course will run over three days
- ALL delegates should be previously RJ trained unless by prior agreement
- The max group size will be 20 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: £2,625 (£875/day to reflect the higher cost of materials) To book please contact the AIM Project at www.aimproject.org.uk