Specific Practice Setting Courses

The AIM Project has created a number of training courses that are highly specific to a particular professional setting.

One day Referral Order Practice and HSB Course
Target audienceThis one-day is designed for Referral Panel members and Panel Co-ordinators
Course AimThe overall aim of the course is to equip Panel members with the knowledge, insight awareness and confidence in order to be able to respond sensitively and appropriately to cases of Harmful Sexual Behaviour that might come before the Referral Panel 
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the course participants will:(i)  Have a basic understanding of the characteristics of youth Harmful Sexual Behaviour Sexual Behaviour,(ii) Know gain an understanding of the range of impacts on victims of HSB and how these might be sensitively approached in the Panel meeting,(iii) Be confident in making appropriate changes to the structure of panel meetings to enable sensitive and appropriate restorative practice with HSB cases
MethodologyThis interactive course will use a mixture of small and large group learning activities, case scenarios, quizzes, DVD’s and  presentations. 
One day Training the Trainers; Referral Order Practice and HSB Course
Target audienceThis one-day is designed for Panel Co-ordinators
Course AimThe overall aim of the course is to enable Panel Co -ordinators to deliver a single days training to Panel Members to ensure sensitive and effective RO practice in cases of HSB  
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the course participants will:(i)  Have a understanding of the structure and content of the AIM Project single days training for Panel Members in cases of HSB(ii) Be able to address common assumptions and stereotypes around youth HSB(iii) Facilitate learning and understanding of the range of impacts on victims of HSB and consider how this might be addressed by Panel process(iii) Be confident in making appropriate changes to the structure of panel meetings to enable sensitive and appropriate restorative practice with HSB cases
MethodologyThis interactive course will use a mixture of small and large group learning activities, case scenarios, quizzes, DVD’s and  presentations to ‘walk through’ the AIM Project single day . 
One day AIM Education Course – Understanding and Managing Problematic / Harmful Sexual Behaviours in Education Settings
Target audienceThis course is designed to meet the needs of Education professionals and those services which support Education staff, in understanding and appropriately managing problematic or harmful sexual behaviours within education settings. 
Course AimThis course is based on the AIM Education Guidance (Carson 2017) and aims to increase awareness of Education professionals and Education support services 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.  The AIM Education guidance provides information from research and practice and tools (checklists and pattern mapping) for assessing and communicating about sexual behaviours internally and externally with parents and other agencies. It provides a structure for RAMP safety and support plans and the RAMP process for managing sexual behaviours in education settings. It also covers other questions that Education staff ask, such as how do they talk with parents? How do they deal with technology assisted sexual behaviours in school/college? How do they deal with pressures from parents and governors? The guidance includes suggestions for intervention with exercises that are appropriate to be used within an Education setting. 
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the course participants will:(i) Have an understanding of the AIM Education Guidance (Carson 2017) for assessment and management of problematic/harmful sexual behaviours in Education settings. ii) Have an understanding from the research and practice base about why children and young people display problematic/harmful sexual behaviours iii) Have an understanding of how to use the checklists and pattern mapping tools for assessing and communicating about sexual behaviours internally and externallyiv) Have an understanding of the structure and process for RAMP safety and support plans for managing sexual behaviours in an education settingv) Have an understanding  of interventions appropriate to an Education setting