Freedom from Torture - Risk, Resilience and Rights: Working with Children and Families

Risk, Resilience and Rights: Working with Children and Families

Booking group
Date: 
5 October, 2018 to 8 December, 2018
Each event is a standalone module, but each module builds on the others and thus can be booked together as a larger programme. Dates are: Friday/Saturday sessions on 5/6 October, 9/10 November and 7/8 December 2018.
Venue: 
Leeds: Leeds Conferencing

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“If one person in a family has been tortured, the whole family suffers”

– Jocelyn Avigad, Systemic Family Therapist and former manager of the Children, Young Person and Family Team at Freedom from Torture

 

The Working with Children and Families six day programme will study the inter-relationship between the rights and needs of families (including their children) who have been impacted by torture

 

Foundation CPD – Working with Children and families who are survivors of torture: 5-6 October 2018

Aims: Introduction to working with families and children who are victims of torture or organised violence. This course aims to help participants to build knowledge of trauma and organised violence and how this impacts children and families.

This course is aimed at frontline practitioners who already are or who would like to be working in a supporting capacity with families and children impacted by torture. We welcome practitioners from across a range of settings, including health, mental health, social care and welfare/housing sectors.

Overarching themes:

  • Introduction to the rights and needs of children and families who are survivors of torture
  • Impact of trauma, loss and exile on children and families who are survivors of torture
  • Assessing needs & risks (children, parents, family as a whole)
  • What you can do in your role to support children and families who have survived torture
 
Cost for 2x day foundation CPD training module: £190.00   (book by 7 Sept for the early bird special of £140 for the 2xday module)

 

Skills and approaches CPD - supporting families who are survivors of torture in your role: 9-10 November 2018

Aim: To explore good practice and develop knowledge and confidence that can support you to work ethically and effectively with children and families

This course is designed for frontline practitioners with experience working with vulnerable refugee and asylum seeking families wishing to develop a more holistic, systemic and trauma informed practice.

This can be a standalone course, for those who have some experience of working with and who wish to develop further skills in assessment and practice, or participants can build on the learning and practice covered at the foundation level.

Overarching themes:

  • Impact of torture, trauma, loss and exile on individuals in a family and the family as a whole
  • The legal and political frames which impact upon this client group
  • Communication and assessing needs with individuals in a family and the family as a whole
  • Assessing and responding to risk
  • Relating a recovery model framework to your work supporting families and children who are survivors of torture
  • Impact on working with survivors of torture on us as practitioners

 

Cost for 2x day intermediate skills and practice CPD training module: £190.00   (book by 7 Sept for the early bird special of £140 for the 2xday module)
Cost for both the 2xday Foundation CPD and the 2xday Intermediate CPD training modules: £350.00

 

Deepening our practice - skills and approaches for therapeutic practitioners: 7-8 December 2018

This in-depth training module is designed for trained therapeutic practitioners (including psychotherapists, psychologists, education counsellors and mental health nurses)

Overarching themes:

  • Incorporating an understanding of the impact of torture and complex trauma, loss & exile into your everyday practice
  • Relating the rights of the child and family and the rights of victims of torture into your clinical work
  • Assessing and responding to risk in your clinical context
  • Exploring strengths of various interventions for families who have survives torture
  • Impact on working with survivors of torture on us as therapeutic practitioners

To learn more about the course or request an application, please email training@freedomfromtorture.org

 

Meet one of the facilitators…

Zohreh Rahimi - Systemic & Family Psychotherapist and Group Psychotherapist, Manager of the Children, Young People and Family Team at Freedom from Torture London

Zohreh is a Clinical Psychologist and a Systemic Family Psychotherapist (UKCP Registered). She has worked at Freedom from Torture, the Medical Foundation since 1994, working with individuals, couples, children and families. She was acting Principal Family Therapist managing the Family Team at Medical Foundation from January to October 2002. She has also worked at the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department of St Mary’s Hospital in London during 1999-2002 as a Primary Mental Health Worker for Refugees/Family Therapist. As a part of her work during these years, she has been involved in offering trainings, consultations, teaching, workshops and lectures. She has also written a number of publications.

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