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Book now for our next workshop

15 September, 2010

The next training in the Teaching Recovery Techniques will take place in London 21-22 October.

William Yule and Patrick Smith will teach participants from mental health and educational professionals on how to run groups for young people who have been affected by exposure to the traumas of war and disasters.

The Teaching Recovery Techniques workshop is based on the Foundation’s manual which has been widely used after earthquakes in Iran, Greece and China to mention some places.

Please be aware that places are limited.

Teaching Recovery Techniques

A Children and War Foundation Workshop

The aim of this 2-day workshop is to enable participants to teach others to run groups for young people (and their parents) who have been affected by exposure to the traumas of war and disasters. The workshop is based on the Children and War Foundation manualised group protocol. By the end of the workshop, participants should also be able to train colleagues to run groups according to the manualised protocol.

The workshop is intended for mental health and educational professionals who work with children and teenagers (e.g. counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists; teachers, pedagogues).

Thursday 21 October
9.30 – 10.30 Introductions and introduction to the training. Group work with children: introduction and overview
10.30 -11.00 Coffee
11.00 -12.30 Recovery techniques for intrusive memories (1)
12.30 – 1.30 LUNCH
1.30 – 3.00  Intrusions (2)
3.00 – 3.30  TEA
3.30 – 5.00 Relaxation and arousal reduction

Friday 22 October
9.30 – 11.00    Recovery techniques for avoidance (1)
11.00 – 11.30   COFFEE
11.30 – 12.30   Avoidance (2)
12.30 – 1.30     LUNCH
1.30 – 3.00       Helping bereaved children; Running parallel groups for parents and carers
3.00 – 3.30      TEA
3.30 – 5.00   Evaluation strategies, measures. The new writing manual.

Setting up groups, on-going supervision, burnout prevention

Participants will obtain pdf files containing the manuals and workbook prior to the training.

Venue: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, St Saviour’s House, 39/41 Union Street, London SE1 1SD

Cost: £300 includes all refreshments
Maximum number: 25

To book a place, e-mail the Foundation at contact@childrenandwar.org before 30 September 2010.
Places are strictly limited and confirmation will be sent on payment of the fee.