About the course
The Fostering Changes Facilitator Course covers all aspects of the Fostering Changes Programme and is designed to give you first hand experience of understanding and delivering the Programme. This four day course examines Adult Learning Principles so you can put into practice modeling Praise, Attending, Rewards and ‘I’ messages with foster Carers in your very own Fostering Changes Programme.
Session One kicks off with information about the Course itself, the Fostering Changes Programme, Accreditation and more. Session Two builds on the content of the Fostering changes programme covering key strategies such as praise and attending. Attending is one of the most powerful tools available in creating attachment. This enhancement to the Programme offers your Carers more ability to work with their children. We then go on to cover Praise, Education, Reading and Homework and Rewards. In this Session you also get the opportunity to plan and deliver your own presentation of the Fostering Changes material giving you practice and the chance to become even more familiar with the material.
Sessions Three and Four continue the theme of developing your knowledge of the Fostering Changes Programme along with ensuring you get involved with loads of role plays and exercises. Our trainers model the nurturing style that is needed by you to support Carers through the course.
Session Five- 12+ Adaptation Day
This course is suitable for workers who have undertaken the 4 day facilitator’s course. It aims to enhance your understanding of the Fostering Changes programme in order to adapt it’s content and strategies for carers of 12+ young people.
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After completing this course those attending will be able to:
- This is a unique opportunity for you to gain Facilitator skills and knowledge of the Fostering Changes Programme in one course.
- You will be able to deliver the Programme with confidence and ease with the knowledge that the skills you are imparting to Foster Carers are evidence based.
- Provide you with the practical skills to manage placements.
- Enables you to have increased confidence in your Carers skills and abilities to make a significant difference to a looked after child’s life.
Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, Psychology student, Social worker
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.