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FASD Forum

12pm - 2pm Thursday 21st September 2017
ARA, Sixth floor, Nursing Block Room N611, Madras St, Christchurch (follow the yellow posters from the lifts) 

The Collaborative Forum series continues with a lively discussion on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder.
We used to think that only heavy consumption of alcohol during pregnancy caused damage to the developing baby. Now we know it may only take a small amount at the wrong time of development. Come and hear more about FASD – what it is, what we know about how common it is and some ideas about treating it.

  • Trish Jaimeson, a social worker of many years’ experience who also tutors at ARA will present her research on FASD.
  • Kirsty Strong who is undertaking her masters in arts therapy at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, will present her research in the use of arts therapy to help young people with FASD.
  • Tracey is an RTLB and is a founding member of FASD-CAN. Tracey will share recent MOE initiatives to support young people with FASD in schools that have been developed as part of the MOH FASD Action Plan. 

Discussion will focus on what should be done to prevent, identify and help those with FASD? Bring your views, your questions and your experiences to the discussion.

For more information click here. To register click here


FASD Workshop

9.30am-12.30pm Friday 22nd September 2017
Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place, Christchurch

More than 1 in 100 pregnancies are affected by alcohol. Damage from alcohol can be present in the facial features, the brain, the nervous system, eyes, hearing heart and kidneys. Alcohol in pregnancy can also affect growth and the development of the immune system. It is estimated that possibly more than three babies in every 1000 are affected every year. Often behavioural and cognitive difficulties do not become apparent until adolescence. Learning outcomes from this workshop will be:

  • How to diagnose FASD or at least where to get help
  • How to work with children and young people who may have FASD
  • How to help prevent FASD


If you are working with children and young people with learning and behavioural difficulties then you need to come and learn more at this workshop.

This workshop will be presented by Trish Jamieson, and Kirsty Strong

For more information, click here. To register click here

 

Helping Young People Achieve Their Dreams Workshop

9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 28th September 2017
White Elephant Trust, 442 Tuam St, Christchurch

Most five-year olds have a dream or a goal that they want to accomplish. All too often the
world pours cold water on this. Research has shown that if young people have a skill that is
valued then they are likely to do well in life. In this fun and interactive workshop, we will look
at the research around young people who use their gifts and talents. You will discover:

  • How to help young people dare to dream 
  • How you can help young people reach their full potential 
  • How you can give young people opportunities to use their talents and gifts 
  • How to help young people who are too embarrassed to give things a go 
  • What talents you can cultivate for young people who are not artistic, musical or sporty. 
A must for teachers, teacher aides, youth workers,social workers, guidance counsellors, or anyone working with youth.


For more information, click here. To register click here


Trauma Management Workshop

9.30am-2.00pm Thursday 5th October 2017
Christchurch

How does childhood trauma affect teenagers and young adults?
Over the past 30 years researchers have discovered more and more that untreated childhood trauma plays a significant role in poorer learning outcomes, higher rates of anxiety, depression, suicide and early death. It's not all bad news, researchers are discovering that if the trauma is acknowledged and treated then this greatly reduces the negative effects. This workshop will cover the following:

  • How does physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect, and unstable attachments affect the emotional and physical development of children?
  • How should professionals safely ask young people about negative experiences?
  • Discover the main findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study.
  • How do earthquakes affect developing children?
  • Understand how PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and addiction can develop from childhood trauma.
  • Discover what protective factors are and how these help young people to excel.
  • How and where to find help?

This workshop is ideally suited to youth workers, social workers, counsellors, teachers nurses and doctors, or anyone who works with young people.

For more information click here. To register click here  


Cyber Bullying Workshop

9.30am-3.30pm Tuesday 10th October 2017
Christchurch

Are you worried about a young person who is a target of Cyber bullying, do you know someone who spends a lot of time on social media, or do you just want to know how to keep young people safe online? This interactive workshop will cover the following:

  • How does the teenage brain stage of development affect how teenagers interact online?
  • How should professionals safely help young people who have been bullied or who may be at risk of suicide?
  • Understand the new Harmful Digital Communications Act of 2015
  • What steps should be followed if nude or inappropriate messages or images are used online?
  • How should professionals act ethically on social media, eg adding young people as personal friends?
  • What does research suggest is the best way to approach online bullying?
  • How should professionals approach young people and ask the right questions?
  • How should professionals engage parents and caregiver either in response to an incident or for prevention?
  • How can social media be used in a positive way?


For more information
click here. To register click here 

 

Wellington Workshops


Wednesday 18th October
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Thursday 19th October
9.30am - 3.30pm   De-Escalation Workshop

For more information please email info@collaborative.org.nz. To register click here

 

Forum Series - Sexuality Taboos go Boo!!

12 - 2pm Thursday 19th October 2017
Otakaro 109, Canterbury University, Dovedale Ave, Ilam, Christchurch. 

Thoughts about sex? What is normal? What is acceptable? Who says?
Join us for this highly thought provoking forum where participants will consider how the answers that will be discussed affect their work with others.
Dr Melanie Beres, BSc PhD MSc Senior Lecturer in Sociology University of Otago Dunedin, will present her research on Consent and the practice of BDSM.
Sue Hoyle Communications Manager Office of Film and Literature Classification will present the research undertaken by her Office into young people’s views on sexual violence in the media.
Angle Sampson will present information on a variety of research projects investigating sexual taboos.

For more information click here. To register click here

 

Nelson Workshops


Wednesday 25 October
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop

Thursday 26 October
9.30am - 3.30pm   De-escalation Workshop

For more information click here. To register click here


Blenheim and Picton Workshops


Blenheim - TBC
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Picton - TBC
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

For more information please email info@collaborative.org.nz

 


Greymouth and Westport Workshops


Greymouth - Monday 30th October
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Greymouth - Tuesday 31st October
9.30am - 3.30pm   De-Escalation Workshop

Westport - Thursday 2nd November
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Westport - Friday 3rd November
9.30am - 3.30pm   De-Escalation Workshop

For more information, click here. To register click here


Queenstown and Invercargill Workshops

Queenstown - TBC
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop

Invercargill - TBC
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Invercargill - TBC
9.30am - 12.30pm   HEEADSSS Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     De-escalation Workshop

For more information, click here. To register click here.    


Kaikoura Workshops

Monday 6th November
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Tuesday 7th November
9.30am - 3.30pm   De-Escalation Workshop

For more information please email info@collaborative.org.nz

 



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