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Training for parents/carers

Following feedback that parents/carers wanted to have one place which listed all the training available to them, we are pleased to launch our new monthly training page on the Local Offer.

This page will be regularly updated as we become aware of more training available so do keep coming back to check for updates. Please contact us  if you are aware of any training that you feel should be included on this page 

Overview of Training available for parent carers in June please see each organisation tab for further details

 

2nd June 7pm

BBPCF – Evening Get Together

9th June 10am to 11:30am

CAMHS – Online session for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND including TICS

9th June 6pm to 7:30pm

CAMHS – Online session for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND including TICS

Wednesday’s 9.30am – 11.30am 9th June to 21st July

Early Help – Online Triple P Stepping Stones for parents of children aged 3 to 12 with a developmental disability or additional need

10th June 10am

 

BBPCF – Sleep workshop

10th June 7pm to 9pm

 

Early Help – Online Triple P Coping with teenagers’ emotions

Monday 14th June 2021 10am to 12 noon

Early Help - Online Triple P workshop Managing Fighting and Aggression

17th June 10am

BBPCF - Get together for Parent/Carers for children age 0-5 

Monday 21st June 2021 7pm to 9pm

Early Help - Online Teen Brain Matters

22nd June 6:30pm

BBPCF – Dyslexia Training from the British Dyslexia Association

23rd June 11am

 

Carers in Beds - Time to Ask SEND Professionals for Parent Carers EHCP Process

 

28th June 6:30 to 9pm

BBPCF - Neurodiversity in a multicultural world

28th June 7pm to 9pm

Early Help - Online Triple P workshop Managing Fighting and Aggression

29th June 9.30 to 11:30am:

 

BCHS - Supporting Children’s Speech, Language and Communication Skills

29th June 1pm to 2:30pm

 

BCHS – Stammering in the early years

 

30th June 9:30am to 11:30am

BCHS - Helping children with their unclear speech

Bedford Borough Early Help Team

To book any of the below courses email triplep@bedford.gov.uk

 

Wednesday’s 9.30am – 11.30am 9th June to 21st July Online Triple P Stepping Stones for parents of children aged 3 to 12 with a developmental disability or additional need

Stepping Stones Triple P

Stepping Stones Triple P has been developed for parents of children with a developmental disability or additional need. Because it’s based on Triple P’s proven parenting strategies, it gives you ways to deal with the kinds of childhood behaviour problems and issues that can make family life stressful. Stepping Stones Triple P has been evaluated with real families and has been shown to work with children with intellectual and physical disabilities who have disruptive behaviour.

Who is this for?

• Parents of children with a disability (3years to 12years)

Stepping Stones Triple P can help you

• manage problem behaviour and developmental issues common in children with disabilities

• encourage behaviour you like

• cope with stress

• develop a close relationship with your child

• teach your child new skills

 

To book email TripleP@bedford.gov.uk stating the course date and time 

 


Thursday 10th June 2021 7pm - 9pm Triple P Coping with teenagers’ emotions

Parents and carers of children aged 12 and above

In this session, parents discuss some of the reasons teenagers have emotional reactions and the skills that teens need to calm themselves down. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help

To book email TripleP@bedford.gov.uk stating the course date and time 

 


Monday 14th June 2021 10am-12pm Online Triple P workshop Managing Fighting and Aggression

For Parents and Carers of Children aged 3yrs to 12yrs

It is normal for children to have disagreements or arguments but when children fight there is a risk of someone getting hurt. The important thing is that children learn to get along with others and this is a skill that parents can teach their children by having clear limits and boundaries and setting good examples. When children are arguing or fighting or even become aggressive it can be hard for parents to know when to step in and calm things down. So for example are you facing problems such as your children fighting over the same toy, name calling and maybe constant teasing . We want our children to learn to play well together, solve problems, or arguments themselves without parents always having to be involved.

So what is this workshop all about?
The managing fighting and aggression workshop is a two hour stand alone workshop where you will meet other parents experiencing similar issues. You will receive lots of positive tips and strategies proven to work with all families. These group sessions will be relaxed and informal; you can contribute as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you choose the strategies you feel with work with your family

To book email TripleP@bedford.gov.uk stating the course date and time 

 


Monday 21st June 2021 7pm to 9pm Online Teen Brain Matters

For Parents and carers of children aged 12 and above

Teen Brain Matters for Parents is a 2 hour workshop for parents developed by Professor John Coleman for Bedford Borough. This workshop brings together the latest understanding of neuroscience and development psychology. Throughout this workshop parents will learn more about the changes their children are going through in adolescent brain development to help them motivate and support young people in an emotionally healthy context.

To book visit 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teen-brain-matters-for-parents-tickets-154519807905

 


Monday 28th June 2021 7pm – 9pm Online Triple P Workshop Managing Fighting and Aggression

For Parents and Carers of Children aged 3yrs to 12yrs

It is normal for children to have disagreements or arguments but when children fight there is a risk of someone getting hurt. The important thing is that children learn to get along with others and this is a skill that parents can teach their children by having clear limits and boundaries and setting good examples. When children are arguing or fighting or even become aggressive it can be hard for parents to know when to step in and calm things down. So for example are you facing problems such as your children fighting over the same toy, name calling and maybe constant teasing . We want our children to learn to play well together, solve problems, or arguments themselves without parents always having to be involved.

So what is this workshop all about?
The managing fighting and aggression workshop is a two hour stand alone workshop where you will meet other parents experiencing similar issues. You will receive lots of positive tips and strategies proven to work with all families. These group sessions will be relaxed and informal; you can contribute as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you choose the strategies you feel with work with your family

To book email TripleP@bedford.gov.uk stating the course date and time 

 


Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum

To book please email communications@bbpcf.co.uk 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is FREE and open to any family members or carers of any child or young adult with special educational needs or a disability, up to the age of 25 years and who live in or access services in Bedford Borough. To become a member, please complete our membership form here.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Practitioners from the voluntary and statutory sectors can become associate members. Associate members will be kept up to date with BBPCF’s latest events and will be able to attend some events, where it is appropriate.  To become an Associate Member please click here.

 

Wednesday 2nd June 7pm - Evening Get Together

This is an opportunity to let us know how things are going for you and your child/young person at the moment and to catch up with other parent carers and have a general discussion.

Book your place

 


Thursday 10th June 10am - Sleep Workshop

We will be joined by the Children's Nursing Team who will be doing a Sleep Workshop for anyone who has children that struggle with sleep. 

Book your place


Thursday 17th June 10am ​Get Together for parent carers of children age 0-5

Do you have a child age 0-5 who has an emerging special need or have they been diagnosed? Please come and join us to let us know what you think of the local services and how your diagnoses and support has been so far...

Book your place


Tuesday 22nd June - 6.30pm Evening Option Dyslexia Training from the British Dyslexia Association

This is the first module and will help you gain a proper understanding of what Dyslexia is, it is free to members of the parent carer forum.  Before you book your place please check you are a member of the forum (FREE joining details below) , we will be double checking all those signed up are members.

Book your free place


Monday 28th June 6:30pm to 9:00pm Neurodiversity in a Multi-Cultural World

 Jannine from ADHDwise will be running a workshop on the challenges, and stigma around neurodiversity in a multicultural world. This Webinar will focus on children and young people. We want to hear your views too

Book your place


Bedfordshire Community Health Services

29th June 9.30-11.30am: Supporting Children’s Speech, Language and Communication Skills

Cathryn Ellingham Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will be delivering this free 2 hour workshop about supporting children’s speech language and communication skills.

 

This course is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of speech, language and communication development and identify useful strategies that can be applied every day.

 

The training outlines the building blocks of communication, how and why communication occurs and how breakdown might happen. A significant amount of time will be given discussing universal strategies and advice for supporting children with communication needs. This course is applicable for both parents and practitioners focusing on early years and primary school aged children.

 

For children with speech sound or pronunciation difficulties please see our other training course ‘ Helping children with their unclear speech’

To book please email  Julie.Comber@bedford.gov.uk with the title of the course and the email address of the person who is attending

 


29th June 1.00-2.30pm: Stammering in the early years

This course is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of stammering and identify useful strategies that can be applied every day to support a child who is stammering.

The training outlines stammering in children under the age of 5 years, what it might look like and the multiple factors which affect the fluency of a child’s talking. It will highlight how you can help and top tips to try and where to go next if you are worried. This course is applicable for both parents and practitioners working in early years (up to reception).

To book please email  Julie.Comber@bedford.gov.uk with the title of the course and the email address of the person who is attending

 


30th June 9.30-11.30am: Helping Children with their unclear speech

Rachel Hadfield Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will be delivering this free 2 hour workshop about ‘Helping children with their unclear speech’

This course is designed to increase you knowledge and understanding of speech sound development in early years and primary school aged children.

The training outlines about how we make different speech sounds, the expected development in speech sounds and what error patterns may be heard. Universal and targeted strategies and games will be discussed. This course is most useful for parents or practitioners who are concerned about their child’s pronunciation of speech sounds, and children who are at the start of their speech sound intervention with speech therapy team.

To book please email  Julie.Comber@bedford.gov.uk with the title of the course and the email address of the person who is attending

 

BLMK SEND eLearning for Parents and Practitioners

Bedford Borough Council and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum have worked with partners from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to coproduce a set of 3 eLearning modules where you can learn more about SEND and the Childrens and Families Act 2014.

You can access the training through clicking here . You will need to register as a new user to be able to access the training. For many of the registration questions parents can simply answer N/A.

The below video gives an introduction to what to expect from this eLearning

 

 

Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Beds provide a range of support and training for unpaid carers and can be viewed here.  We have picked up the specific parent carers training events below 


 

11am 23rd June Time to Ask SEND Professionals for Parent Carers

This is an opportunity for our parent carers to send questions in advance so that they can be answered on the day. It is also an opportunity for you to talk about SEND services and hear from other services that support SEND children and their parents

Come along to a question-and-answer session about Education Health Care Plans (EHCP)

We have professionals representing Bedford Borough Council SEND Programme and SENDIASS whom you may pose you questions to directly

The focus for the discussion will be the EHCP process.

These are the starting questions we will be asking

What is the process?

How long does it take?

How do we challenge a decision about an EHCP?

What evidence do we need to support the application?

Please feel free to send your own questions which we will put to the panel, to be answered on the day.

  • Wednesday 23rd June 11.00-13.00
  • Hosted by Sara Albon, Jon Clingan & Jenny Harris
  • This is for Parent Carers & Parent Carers Support Workers

This is free via Zoom.  Sign up and we will send you the link to join us. Sign me up


Child and Adolescent Emotional Wellbeing Programme

The sessions are for parents/carers and siblings over the age of 18, children and young people themselves CANNOT attend.  Please note this month both the daytime and evening session are on the same day.

To book for the morning session 10am to 11:30am on Wednesday 9th of June click  Daytime Session 

To book for the evening session 6pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th of June click  Evening Session

Kooth - Parent/Carer Information Session

Kooth are providing 2 Information Session one morning one evening in June for parents/carers where they will provide a live tour of Kooth Site. Parents/carers will an opportunity to ask questions about Kooth which provide young people aged 11-25 in Bedford Borough a FREE confidential, safe, secure means of accessing Mental Health support via the internet.By accessing Kooth, young people can benefit from:

● Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10 pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis.

● Online Counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop- in basis or via booked sessions.

● Discussion Boards which are all pre-moderated allow young people to access peer to peer support.

● Online Magazine full of moderated articles many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics.

● No referral is required. Young people can register for Kooth independently at www.kooth.com

When are the information sessions and how do I book?

10am to 11am 15th June booking via eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kooth-parent-carer-information-session-in-bedfordshire-tickets-157237318051

 

6:30pm to 7:30pm  22nd June booking via eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kooth-parent-carer-information-session-in-bedfordshire-tickets-157805665995

 

Kooth Parent & Carer Information Session In Bedfordshire

ONLINE Parent/Carer Module An Introduction to Speech and Language Communication