9am to 3pm
Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road, Headford Point, Galway,
Drawing and Talking
Foundation to Drawing and Talking: A therapeutic method of working with children young people
Friday 29th November
Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road, Headford Point, Galway, H91 ET6N
9am – 3pm
Drawing and Talking Therapy Training has been designed for professionals working on the front line of Children Services, supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children in education and social care system.
What is Drawing and Talking?
Drawing and Talking is a safe and easy to learn proactive technique for use with children, young people or adults who have suffered trauma or have underlying emotional difficulties. It supports those who are not realising their full potential, either socially or academically. The purpose of the method is to encourage the child or young person to draw with a person with whom they feel comfortable at the same time each week. The trusted person will ask a number of non-intrusive questions about the drawing and over time a symbolic resolution is found to old conflicts and trauma is healed.
It is a useful tool for social workers who have regular weekly contact with children or their families, and know that they will be with that child for a period of 12 weeks or longer.
Drawing and Talking is a safe and easy to learn ‘tier 1-2’ therapeutic intervention, that enables a child to work one to one building a secure attachment to an adult they trust. Many social workers have found that using Drawing and Talking with families in their caseload, has enabled a deep relationship to form and can often lead to help being received more positively as time progresses.
This intervention is not used to ‘find out’ what has happen or what is ‘going on’ for a child, but rather to help them process the internal pain they are feeling that may be effecting there mental health and wellbeing due to the trauma they are suffering.
Drawing and Talking is designed to support the Mental Health and wellbeing of CYP who may be suffering from (but not limited to) the following:
Are not realising their full potential, either academically or socially • Are at risk of being/is excluded from school • Have suffered trauma • LGBT • Are (or are in the process of being) adopted or fostered • Suffer because of separated or divorced parents • Suffer from anxiety, stress or phobias • Have suffered a loss or bereavement of any kind • Are withdrawn or continually unhappy • Depression
Who Should Attend Training:
EDUCATION: School Counsellors, Teaching support staff, Learning Mentors, Family Support, Special needs teacher, Nurture Groups, Mental Health Lead, SU
CHARITIES: Children’s Charities, Hospices and Bereavement, Women’s Refuges, Refugees, Child Poverty, Mental Health
SOCIAL SERVICES: Social Workers, Family Liaison Officer, Adoption or Fostering, Transition from Care teams, Youth Offending Teams, Child Slavery, Child Exploitation
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Mental Health Nurses, Therapists, Counsellors, Youth Workers
The training is suitable for anyone working with children or young people, no previous knowledge, training or experience is necessary. Drawing and Talking provides an effective pro-active intervention which is intended to complement rather than replace the work of play, art or other specialist therapists; enabling children who would otherwise go untreated to get the help they need before problems become entrenched.
What ‘s included:
250 Euro per delegate
To book click here: www.drawingandtalking.com
To ensure you are receiving the best value for money should you attend or place staff on training, please be aware the Drawing and Talking Technique is a one to one intervention, delivered over 12 x 30 mins sessions in a one to one capacity.
If you have any further questions around the training please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you.