Life Story Training Workshops

Supporting children and young people create

their own life story books
 a course suitable for:


                                                                 Social Workers and Students

Residential workers

Children and Family Workers

                                       Foster Carers

This workshop will explore how direct work with children can help them understand and integrate their past, make sense of the present and develop a clearer self-identity for the future. Delegates will extend their knowledge and skills and practice different methods of helping children express their wishes and feelings.

By the end of the course you will:
Understand the importance of life story work for looked after children, and the emotional impact on children, their carers and workers
Have developed your knowledge and skills in working with children and young people and your understanding of young people's participation.

This course can only be booked via WMDC Workforce Development Unit. Please call 01924 304195 to see if you are eligable for a free place.
Dates are currently available for:
5 July 2017

We are also offering lunchtime briefings for front-line staff in 2017, to book email

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