Child and Young Person Development (0-19 years)
Training Aims:
The course will aim to work effectively with children and understand their needs practitioners must have a thorough grounding in all aspects of child development. This course provides an overview of the full range of physical, emotional and cognitive development, including good enough parenting, attachment and identity.

Participants will have the opportunity to consider what ‘ordinary’ child development is and to recognise and understand how children’s experiences can be reflected in their behaviour. The training will also explore the role of child development in the assessment process and how information relating to children’s development can inform decisionmaking in relation to risk and parenting capacity. It also considers cultural differences in relation to child rearing practices and child development.

Learning Objectives:
• • • • • • • • To enable assessment of good enough parenting that actively promotes children’s development; To have an awareness of attachments and the impact on child development; The importance of identity; To help participants transfer knowledge and skills developed in practice by using their own cases; To work with common developmental problems that carers and social workers have to deal with; Providing a framework for the management of behaviour, and contributing to the development, provision and review of care programmes; To have an awareness of cultural differences in relation to child rearing practices; To gain an awareness of how child development is instrumental in keeping children safe and assessing risk.

Dates: Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Time: Venue: 9:15 – 4:30 (1 day) To be advised on confirmation of place.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011