Parent/child - Family

Parent/child - Family

This intervention looks at a child’s central family; who they are and how they all work together. The aim of the intervention is to educate both the adult and the child about the benefits of positive relationships and how negative relationships can have a destructive impact upon their lives, now and in the future. The last session is titled ‘How to do it better’, after having considered all aspects of relationships it’s about how best to keep relationships of any kind ‘healthy’. PARENTAL NOTES This intervention will be a difficult one because it asks questions of the family/ adult not just the child. In order to effect change we must consider our part in any one situation; in one of the most important relationships of your life we can help or hinder. These sessions are not to just highlight the issues but ultimately effect positive change; it is not to apportion blame!! The ultimate aim is to effect a positive change in family relationships which will ultimately lead to positive change in the life and future of the child. WHY THIS INTERVENTION? Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviours? (Some may not be connected to the issues within the family or they may be, children often use different coping methods when faced with difficulties) Self injury/harm Withdrawn/loner Openly expresses alcohol and drug use Expresses worthlessness/ fear/ anxiety Difficult relationships at home LENGTH OF INTERVENTION The sessions are divided into roughly one hour x 6 weeks plus follow up session, however, depending on the age and concentration level of your child you could split the sessions further. Each session will have 3 worksheets to complete, you could do one at a time. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS Who am I? Firstly how do you view yourselves? Does it provide a solid foundation for other relationships? What’s my starting point? Who’s with me? Relationships which you have with your family; who you both trust and how you both interact, the good, bad and the ugly. How do they do it? This session looks at situations from the outside and asks what works, difficulties in families and what makes a good family dynamic? Trouble shooting It’s not what you say.....It’s how you say it; often we deal with situations in the wrong way, which often leads to trouble. How do relationships affect feelings? Relationships gone wrong, this session covers aspects of relationship conflict and how feelings affect relationships positively and negatively. How to do it better What’s the plan? Looking at the future and how to deal better with interactions, making better decisions and building solid relationships. Follow up - Reviewing progress made and celebrations of successes, keep on talking!
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Parent/child - Give me strength

Parent/child - Give me strength

This is an intervention aimed at students who suffer from low confidence, anxiety, phobias and are generally lost in their world. It differs from many of the programmes because it focuses more on them and how they navigate their world; aiming to establish triggers to their behaviour and addressing them, giving the student skills and tools to escape from their negative world. PARENTAL NOTES These students tend to be unsure of themselves and extremely vulnerable; so managing them through this intervention programme will be a delicate task. Your will know what your child goes through a little, but maybe not their triggers and thought processes. In order to effect change we must consider all things which contribute to a situation including our part in any one situation; in one of the most important relationships of your life you can help or hinder without realising. The ultimate aim is to effect positive change and instill more confidence in your child; addressing their issues and offering support and guidance where needed. WHY THIS INTERVENTION? Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviours? Withdrawn/loner Expressing fear or anxiety Cries often Expresses worthlessness Self injury/harm Avoids certain situations due to anxiety **This is a difficult one as some of these children ‘hide’ very well and can be highly functioning students apart from certain aspects of their life. I worked with one student who was in the ‘popular’ gang, but who suffered from one of the worst cases of anxiety and phobia I have ever seen. So just bear in mind that some may ‘act out’ and exhibit different behaviours. LENGTH OF INTERVENTION The sessions are divided into roughly one hour x 6 weeks plus a follow up session, however, depending on the age and concentration level of your child you could split the sessions further. Each session will have 3 worksheets to complete, you could do one at a time. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS How strong am I? - Getting to know you basics, with an emphasis on feelings and emotions. What pushes my buttons? - Seeking out possible negative events and issues which may have influenced the anxiety and phobia. What is my go to response? - Establishing what the ‘normal’ behaviour is and discussing alternatives. What are my triggers? - Looking at what/who may be triggering the situations, feelings and difficulties. How do I want to be? - Continuing the reframing and alternative positive framework for the future. The way forward - Cementing the positives and making plans for future issues. Follow up - General, but ongoing positive focus.
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Parent/child - I'm in control

Parent/child - I'm in control

This course is designed for those students who struggle to control their emotions, their outbursts and their anger. It is about controlling emotions, which adversely affect the child, how do they react to particular situations? Do they have a cycle of destructive behaviour which they need help changing? Structured so that they are presented with examples of particular scenarios, then asked to work out the best responses to them. Basically we are looking to alter their automatic responses and replace them with more positive reactions to life’s events. PARENTAL NOTES This is a straight forward programme on the one hand, a child with obvious anger issues, but in order that they don’t live with that label or indeed live up to that label it is a difficult programme. There are obviously references to anger, but I have tried to envelop it into different issues and aspects of life so that it is more oblique and everything isn’t geared up around just anger. There are many facets to the programme and the development of the child through it. WHY THIS INTERVENTION Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviours? (Some may not be connected to the issues within the family or they may be, children often use different coping methods when faced with difficult ties) Out bursts at staff or pupils at school Outbursts involving injury to themselves (punching doors, glass etc) Emotional outbursts at odds with the situation Destructive behavior at home Challenging adults Angry threatening outbursts Tears and remorse after ‘events’ LENGTH OF INTERVENTION The sessions are divided into roughly one hour x 6 weeks, plus follow up session, however, depending on the age and concentration level of your child you could split the sessions further. Each session will have 3 or 4 worksheets to complete. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS !. In control? This session looks at where they are now at the beginning of the intervention, how do they feel about themselves and their issues? 2. Whose looking at me? Looking at different perspectives of their personality; considering attitudes and feelings about anger in particular. 3. Cycles of events This session looks at their cycle of behaviour, how it normally happens and what patterns there are. 4. I’ve done it again. Acknowledging and admitting to their feelings and failings, in order to move forward with positive change 5. Different perspectives Looking at changing and the perspective, scenarios and reframing; considering different ways to look at the same situation 6. Plans This session considers how a more in control student may look, making
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Parent/child - Behaviour and me

Parent/child - Behaviour and me

This course is aimed at establishing a ‘relationship’ with a difficult student; looking at who and what they trust and why they make the decisions which get them into trouble. It differs from other ‘About me’ interventions as its main focus is on poor behavior, difficult relationships, poor decisions and choices of the student. FACILITATOR NOTES This course digs quite deep into the student’s life and who is in it; you would benefit from looking at their files and seeing who lives with them and any difficult events which they have had to endure. Prepare yourself for possible student out bursts or eruptions of emotion whilst they go through the process. REFERRAL CRITERIA Swearing at staff/parents/family Persistent refusal to follow instructions Any level of verbal/physical abuse Violent outbursts Getting into trouble with the police WHY THIS INTERVENTION? Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviours? (Some may not be connected to the issues within the family or they may be, children often use different coping methods when faced with difficulties) Self injury/harm Withdrawn/loner Openly expresses alcohol and drug use Expresses worthlessness/ fear/ anxiety Difficult relationships at home LENGTH OF INTERVENTION The sessions are divided into roughly one hour x 6 weeks plus follow up session, however, depending on the age and concentration level of your child you could split the sessions further. Each session will have 3 worksheets to complete, you could do one at a time. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS Getting to know me – How the student views themselves, school and those around them. Who do I need? – This session focuses upon who is important in their lives, good and bad! Who am I? – This session is regarding what aspects of the student’s personality, affects their actions and attitude towards anger. Red mist – This session is recognising that anger is often at the heart of poor behaviour, so how does anger affect them? Stuck in the middle – This session deals with looking at behaviours from a different perspective. Look at all that I have – This session is all about looking at what they can change and to plan for issues and deal with them, when they come up. Ongoing support – looking to the future using the lessons learned.
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Parent/child - Body confidence

Parent/child - Body confidence

This intervention programme centres around body image, negative perceptions and media influences. The media more than at any other time holds a power and influence on how young people see themselves and present themselves. The programme considers; how they see themselves, how they are affected by how they look, who influences them, the negative and positive media messages and how they can regain their strength and self worth. FACILITATOR NOTES The intervention can be a challenging one for children and for parents because when we look at the evidence we have all been affected by it to some degree or another. So I would say look at the parent booklet and consider all the points it raises, plus do some research before you begin the programme which will make the whole course more relevant. WHY THIS INTERVENTION? Does your child exhibit any of the following behaviours? (Some may not be connected to the issues within the family or they may be, children often use different coping methods when faced with difficulties) I think every child would benefit from this intervention especially the following; Reported issues with diet Significant purposeful weight loss Repeated flouting of the school’s uniform code Obsessed about their body image LENGTH OF THE INTERVENTION 6 weeks plus one follow up session BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS Labels - What do they think of themselves, what do others think and how that all makes them feel. Feelings - How self aware are they? Have they been bullied, teased or ridiculed; how do their feelings affect their behaviour? Influences - Who and what influences how they feel and act and how does this affect their lives and choices. Negative Media -Media influences and how they can impact and influence the individual and society in general. Positive Media -Taking a fresh look at the media and how some are trying to normalise images and go against the current trend. Stronger - Getting children to view themselves in a more positive light, looking at positive influences and how confidence manifests itself. Progress - A review of what progress has been made and how they look at themselves and portrayed images.
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Behaviour and me

Behaviour and me

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This course is aimed at establishing a ‘relationship’ with a difficult student; looking at who and what they trust and why they make the decisions which get them into trouble. It differs from other ‘About me’ interventions as its main focus is on poor behavior, difficult relationships, poor decisions and choices of the student. FACILITATOR NOTES This course digs quite deep into the student’s life and who is in it; you would benefit from looking at their files and seeing who lives with them and any difficult events which they have had to endure. Prepare yourself for possible student out bursts or eruptions of emotion whilst they go through the process. REFERRAL CRITERIA Swearing at staff Persistent refusal to follow instructions Any level of verbal/physical abuse Violent outbursts BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1. Getting to know me – how the student views themselves, school and those around them. 2.Who do I need? – This session focuses upon who is important in their lives, good and bad! 3.Who am I? – This session is regarding what aspects of the student’s personality, affects their actions and attitude towards anger. 4.Red mist – This session is recognising that anger is often at the heart of poor behaviour, so how does anger affect them? 5.Stuck in the middle – This session deals with looking at behaviours from a different perspective. 6.Look at all that I have – This session is all about looking at what they can change and to plan for issues and deal with them, when they come up. 7.Ongoing support – looking to the future using the lessons learned.
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Behaviour and me

Behaviour and me

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This course is aimed at establishing a ‘relationship’ with a difficult student; looking at who and what they trust and why they make the decisions which get them into trouble. It differs from other ‘About me’ interventions as it’s main focus is on poor behavior, difficult relationships, poor decisions and choices of the student. This file is for students who get into trouble on a regular basis and they need to be redirected onto a more positive path. FACILITATOR NOTES This course digs quite deep into the student’s life and who is in it; you would benefit from looking at their files and seeing who lives with them and any difficult events which they have had to endure. Prepare yourself for possible student out bursts or eruptions of emotion whilst they go through the process. REFERRAL CRITERIA Swearing at staff Persistent refusal to follow instructions Any level of verbal/physical abuse Violent outbursts BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1. Getting to know me – how the student views themselves, school and those around them. 2. Who do I need? – This session focuses upon who is important in their lives, good and bad! 3. Who am I? – This session is regarding what aspects of the student’s personality, affects their actions and attitude towards anger. 4. Red mist – This session is recognising that anger is often at the heart of poor behaviour, so how does anger affect them? 5. Stuck in the middle – This session deals with looking at behaviours from a different perspective. 6. Look at all that I have – This session is all about looking at what they can change and to plan for issues and deal with them, when they come up. 7. Ongoing support – looking to the future using the lessons learned.
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Attendance

Attendance

The intervention - is divided up into 12 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains 12 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 24 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention programme is aimed at tackling poor attendance; carrying out the attendance groups during form time, to be able to monitor their attendance weekly. The sessions enable short bursts of relevant discussion that hold their interest and alter their view point, with no more lessons missed. The ultimate aim is to improve each student’s attendance. FACILITATOR NOTES For these sessions you will need access to the student’s attendance records and to familiarize yourself with the school’s attendance policy and liaise with the attendance officer to identify students and any possible issues to be aware of. REFERRAL CRITERIA Attendance below 85% Persistently late for school Persistently late for lessons *Check with attendance officer if there are any exclusions, due to an ongoing medical issues. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1.Expectations and rules – general overview of the course and its aims. 2.Views on attendance – how the students see attendance in general. 3.School in general – are there wider issues affecting their attendance at school. 4.Patterns of absence – to see if there are any ‘patterns’ to their absence. 5.% absence and figures – how days off stack up and affect their attendance percentage. 6.Mid way review/celebration – A review of student’s progress and achievements thus far. 7.How ill am? What is the aim? – encouraging the student to come in if they are just a bit ‘ill’. 8.Lates, how do they affect jobs? – looking at how this impacts their future? 9.Jobs etc – continuing the theme from last week’s session. 10. Attitudes questionnaire – has their attitude improved since they have been in the group? 11.Views on – looking at truancy and the dangers it involves. 12. Celebration/graduation – success from the group and choices for the future.
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Let's be nice

Let's be nice

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF THE INTERVENTION This intervention programme looks at the complicated nature of a young person’s friendship circles and interactions; especially those which result in anger and hurting of others. It considers teasing versus bullying and the victim in the situation; designed to show that certain words and actions can be misinterpreted and can sometimes lead to someone being upset. This programme could be used for possible ‘victims’ and prospective ‘bullies’; both of whom may not see themselves as such. It would also be a very good programme for prospective prefects; a training programme, which could be used to provide an education of how bullying can happen and how it affects many people. It concludes with an anti bullying workshop which could potentially be used as a standalone programme. FACILITATOR NOTES This intervention is an anti bullying programme; but I have always felt that an anti bullying programme needs to include both victims and perpetrators of bullying. This is due to the fact that the definitions and perceptions of what bullying and teasing are often unclear and will vary between students. Schools are under huge pressure to stamp out bullying within schools and to do this; students and staff need to be educated about how to spot victims and how to deal with bullies. This programme covers various topics all centered around bullying and its effects. REFERRAL CRITERIA Withdrawn/loner Expresses fear or anxiety School refusers Labeled as a bully Shows no empathy BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1.What labels do I have? Looking at what makes the students tick; what is their starting point for this programme? 2.How do I interact with others? Are the students able to work well with some of their peers, do they struggle to show empathy to other students? 3.Teasing V bullying. Do the students realise the impact their behaviour has on others? Do they aim to tease but sometimes push the limits? 4.How does bullying happen? Bullying scenarios; how are people affected by it; victim, perpetrator, parents, teachers etc Also we look at Cyberbullying and its rise. 5.Feelings How are feelings affected by good and bad comments? This considers the impact of words. 6.Anti bullying Bringing together what they have learned and looking at how to change attitudes and inform others. 7.Follow up Looking at how they students have progressed.
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Let's play nice

Let's play nice

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages AIMS OF THE INTERVENTION This intervention programme looks at the complicated nature of a young person’s friendship circles and interactions; especially those which result in anger and hurting of others. It considers teasing versus bullying and the victim in the situation; designed to show that certain words and actions can be misinterpreted and can sometimes lead to someone being upset. This programme could be used for possible ‘victims’ and prospective ‘bullies’; both of whom may not see themselves as such. However, it would be perfect for year 6 prefects as it provides a good grounding for their ‘jobs’ looking after their younger school mates. It concludes with an anti bullying workshop which could potentially be used as a standalone programme. FACILITATOR NOTES This intervention is an anti bullying programme; but I have always felt that an anti bullying programme needs to include both victims and perpetrators of bullying. This is due to the fact that the definitions and perceptions of what bullying and teasing are, are often unclear and will vary between students. Schools are under huge pressure to stamp out bullying within schools and to do this; students and staff need to be educated about how to spot victims and how to deal with bullies. This programme covers various topics all centered around bullying and its effects. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS What labels do I have? Looking at what makes the students tick; what is their starting point for this programme? How do I interact with others? Are the students able to work well with some of their peers, do they struggle to show empathy to other students? Teasing V bullying. Do the students realise the impact their behaviour has on others? Do they aim to tease but sometimes push the limits? How does bullying happen? Bullying scenarios; how are people affected by it; victim, perpetrator, parents, teachers etc Also we look at Cyberbullying and its rise. Feelings How are feelings affected by good and bad comments? This considers the impact of words. Anti bullying Bringing together what they have learned and looking at how to change attitudes and inform others. Follow up Looking at how they students have progressed.
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Body confidence

Body confidence

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention programme centres around body image, negative perceptions and media influences. The media more than at any other time holds a power and influence on how young people see themselves and present themselves. The programme considers; how they see themselves, how they are affected by how they look, who influences them, the negative and positive media messages and how they can regain their strength and self worth. FACILITATOR NOTES The intervention can be a challenging one for students and for facilitators because when we look at the evidence we have all been affected by it to some degree or another. So i would say look at the facilitator booklet and consider all the points it raise, plus do some research before you begin the programme which will make the whole course more relevant. REFERRAL CRITERIA I think every student would benefit from this intervention but if that isn’t possible then the following; Reported issues with diet, Significant purposeful weight loss Repeated flouting of the school’s uniform code BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS 1.Labels What do they think of themselves, what do others think and how that all makes them feel. 2.Feelings How self aware are they? Have they been bullied, teased or ridiculed; how do their feelings affect their behaviour? 3.Influences Who and what influences how they feel and act and how does this affect their lives and choices. 4.Negative Media Media influences and how they can impact and influence the individual and society in general. 5.Positive Media Taking a fresh look at the media and how some are trying to normalise images and go against the current trend. 6.Stronger Getting students to view themselves in a more positive light, looking at positive influences and how confidence manifests itself. 7.Progress A review of what progress has been made and how they look at themselves and portrayed images.
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Body confidence

Body confidence

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention programme centres around body image, negative perceptions and media influences. The media more than at any other time holds a power and influence on how young people see themselves and present themselves. The programme considers; how they see themselves, how they are affected by how they look, who influences them, the negative and positive media messages and how they can regain their strength and self worth. FACILITATOR NOTES The intervention can be a challenging one for students and for facilitators because when we look at the evidence we have all been affected by it to some degree or another. So i would say look at the facilitator booklet and consider all the points it raise, plus do some research before you begin the programme which will make the whole course more relevant. REFERRAL CRITERIA I think every student would benefit from this intervention but if that isn’t possible then the following; Reported issues with diet Significant purposeful weight loss Repeated flouting of the school’s uniform code BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS 1.Labels What do they think of themselves, what do others think and how that all makes them feel. 2.Feelings How self aware are they? Have they been bullied, teased or ridiculed; how do their feelings affect their behaviour? 3.Influences Who and what influences how they feel and act and how does this affect their lives and choices. 4.Negative Media Media influences and how they can impact and influence the individual and society in general. 5.Positive Media Taking a fresh look at the media and how some are trying to normalise images and go against the current trend. 6.Stronger Getting students to view themselves in a more positive light, looking at positive influences and how confidence manifests itself. 7.Progress A review of what progress has been made and how they look at themselves and portrayed images.
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Give me strength

Give me strength

GIVE ME STRENGTH KS3/4 - PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. AIMS OF THE INTERVENTION This is an intervention aimed at students who suffer from low confidence, anxiety, phobias and are generally lost in their world. It differs from many of the programme because it focuses more on them and how they navigate their world; aiming to establish triggers to their behaviour and addressing them giving the student skills and tools to escape from their negative world. FACILITATOR NOTES These students tend to be unsure of themselves and extremely vulnerable; so managing them through this intervention programme will be a delicate task. They will likely be different sorts of phobia and anxiety etc, but hopefully they will find reassurance and support from their peers and grow in confidence as a result. BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1. How strong am I? - Getting to know you basics, with an emphasis on feelings and emotions. 2. What pushes my buttons? - Seeking out possible negative events and issues which may have influenced the anxiety and phobia. 3. What is my go to response? - Establishing what the ‘normal’ behaviour is and discussing alternatives. 4. What are my triggers? - Looking at what/who may be triggering the situations, feelings and difficulties. 5. How do I want to be? - Continuing the reframing and alternative positive framework for the future. 6. The way forward - Cementing the positives and making plans for future issues. 7. Follow up - General, but ongoing positive focus. SPECIAL NOTE This is an area of need which I believe is growing, in an ever demanding world weighing down upon young people. I believe that all children would benefit from this programme through PHSE maybe, because as stated it isn’t always those who ‘shout the loudest’ who are most in need.
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Move it on up

Move it on up

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention is all about how to motivate a student; to get them fired up and excited for their future. It is designed to look at aspects of their personality and what they ‘normally’ do and reroute them onto a more positive path. It covers different aspects of goal setting and covers obstacles to achieving them. Ultimately the desired outcome is a more confident, positive student who can make plans for their future which they can strive for and achieve. FACILITATOR NOTES Motivating students is a difficult task, the intervention has been planned and designed to lead the students through a process of discovery and to ultimately equip them with the skills and tools to be more motivated and successful students. I have included extra information which is not included in the main programme, this is to use as and when you feel necessary throughout the programme or as an additional session with a difference. REFERRAL CRITERIA Difficulty making decisions Lacks motivation Is well below expected outcomes Has no plans, for their future BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1. Am I motivated to succeed? Establishing the basis of normal behaviours and motivations of the student. 2. Bad habits. Looking at patterns of behaviour and how establish habits control thoughts and actions. 3. Priorities in life. Establishing what is important in life, discussion goals and becoming proactive about change. 4. Goals. Looking forward to the future and how you can make positive changes in choices and priorities. 5. Heroes and good habits. What is good, heroes in life and looking at good habits to strive for in life. 6. Me only better. Looking at what is important, what choices in life can be made and changed and looking at a more positive picture of me. 7. Follow up. Discussing progress and planning the next steps.
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Healthy relationships

Healthy relationships

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention looks at all the relationships in a young person’s life which affect them; their family, their friends, their ‘love’ and how things go wrong in any form of relationship. The aim of the intervention is to educate the students about the benefits of positive relationships and how negative relationships can have a destructive impact upon their lives, now and in the future. The last session is titled ‘How to do it better’, after having considered all aspects of relationships it’s about how best to keep relationships of any kind ‘healthy’. FACILITATOR NOTES For this intervention it is important to have an open mind about different relationships; unfortunately not everyone lives in a caring supportive environment. These sessions are not to just highlight the issues but ultimately effect positive change; wether that be within the programme or outside of it. REFERRAL CRITERIA Self injury/harm Withdrawn/loner Openly admits alcohol and drug misuse Expresses worthlessness/ fear/ anxiety Know issues ‘at home’ BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1.Me and family - Relationships which the student has with their family; who they trust and how they interact. 2.Me and friends - How student interacts with their peers and who they spend time with has a huge impact on their life and behaviour. 3.Me and my love - Student’s relationships can be beneficial or hugely damaging and destructive. 4.It’s not what you say.....It’s how you say it; often students deal with situations in the wrong way, which often leads to trouble. 5.Relationships gone wrong - This session covers aspects of relationship conflict and how feelings affect relationships positively and negatively. 6.How to do it better? - Looking at the future and how to deal better with interactions, making better decisions and building solid relationships. 7.Follow up - Reviewing progress made and celebrations of successes.
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Walking back to happiness

Walking back to happiness

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention leads on from a level one intervention as it probes a little deeper and asks more of the student; it is designed to address more complex issues. It is for those students particularly who suffer with anxiety and stress which affects them day to day; affecting their engagement in school and life in general. Their behaviour will have become a concern for practitioners and family alike, the student may acknowledge that they may need help or they may be resistant at first. FACILITATOR NOTES In order to lead this course you will need to have forged some trust between yourself and the student. You need to carry out the student analysis and evaluate what they have already done to address their issues. These students may have been involved in numerous programmes, try and establish how they engaged or didn’t. REFERRAL CRITERIA This could come from a range of issues depending on your particular area of need. Swearing at staff Poorly motivated Poor attitude Generally disengaged Unable to work in a group Low mood Poor communication skills Lots of issues outside of school School refuser Only a few friends BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS Me so far - a general getting to know you session setting out the themes for the weeks to come and expectations for the group. Fear and control - Talking about feelings, establishing what has been learnt so far and how to take positive steps in moving forward. How do I fit in? - A general pedagogy of a child’s interactions; family and friends. Looking at how these affect their mood and general well being. Who can help? - This session is about what affects the student, how they struggle within certain scenarios and how they can begin to rethink their needs and priorities. What are you feeling? - This session is a little more in depth about the student themselves; looking at their empathy and self awareness. Progress - this session concentrates on the future and sets out strategies and habits for the future. Check up - general check up and celebration of what the students have achieved.
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Give me strength

Give me strength

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF THE INTERVENTION This is an intervention aimed at students who suffer from low confidence, anxiety, phobias and are generally lost in their world. It differs from many of the programmes because it focuses more on them and how they navigate their world; aiming to establish triggers to their behaviour and addressing them giving the student skills and tools to escape from their negative world. FACILITATOR NOTES These students tend to be unsure of themselves and extremely vulnerable; so managing them through this intervention programme will be a delicate task. They will likely be different sorts of phobia and anxiety etc, but hopefully they will find reassurance and support from their peers and grow in confidence as a result. REFERRAL CRITERIA Withdrawn/loner Expressing fear or anxiety Cries often Expresses worthlessness **This is a difficult one as some of these students ‘hide’ very well and can be highly functioning students apart from certain aspects of their life. I worked with one student who was in the ‘popular’ gang, but who suffered from one of the worst cases of anxiety and phobia I have ever seen. So just bear in mind that some students may ‘act out’ and exhibit different behaviours; he came to my attention because teachers were complaining about him going to the toilet too much (because he was freaking out!) and asking if he needed a toilet pass!! BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1.How strong am I? - Getting to know you basics, with an emphasis on feelings and emotions. 2.What pushes my buttons? - Seeking out possible negative events and issues which may have influenced the anxiety and phobia. 3.What is my go to response? - Establishing what the ‘normal’ behaviour is and discussing alternatives. 4.What are my triggers? - Looking at what/who may be triggering the situations, feelings and difficulties. 5.How do I want to be? - Continuing the reframing and alternative positive framework for the future. 6.The way forward - Cementing the positives and making plans for future issues. 7.Follow up - General, but ongoing positive focus.
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Walking back to happiness

Walking back to happiness

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions. The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate. AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention leads on from a level one intervention as it probes a little deeper and asks more of the student; it is designed to address more complex issues. It is for those students particularly who suffer with anxiety and stress which affects them day to day; affecting their engagement in school and life in general. Their behaviour will have become a concern for practitioners and family alike, the student may acknowledge that they may need help or they may be resistant at first. FACILITATOR NOTES In order to lead this course you will need to have forged some trust between yourself and the student. You need to carry out the student analysis and evaluate what they have already done to address their issues. These students may have been involved in numerous programmes, try and establish how they engaged or didn’t. REFERRAL CRITERIA This could come from a range of issues depending on your particular area of need. Swearing at staff Poorly motivated Poor attitude Generally disengaged Unable to work in a group Low mood Poor communication skills Lots of issues outside of school School refuser Only a few friends BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS 1.Me so far - a general getting to know you session setting out the themes for the weeks to come and expectations for the group. 2.Fear and control - Talking about feelings, establishing what has been learnt so far and how to take positive steps in moving forward. 3.How do I fit in? - A general pedagogy of a child’s interactions; family and friends. Looking at how these affect their mood and general well being. 4.Who can help? - This session is about what affects the student, how they struggle within certain scenarios and how they can begin to rethink their needs and priorities. 5.What are you feeling? - This session is a little more in depth about the student themselves; looking at their empathy and self awareness. 6.Progress - this session concentrates on the future and sets out strategies and habits for the future. 7.Check up - general check up and celebration of what the students have achieved.
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In control

In control

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages AIMS OF INTERVENTION It is about controlling emotions, which adversely affect the student, how do they react to particular situations? Do they have a cycle of destructive behaviour which they need help changing? Structured, so that they are presented with examples of particular scenarios and asked to work out the best responses to them. Basically we are looking to alter autonomic responses and replace them with more positive reactions to life’s events. FACILITATOR NOTES This is a straightforward programme on the one hand, a child with obvious anger issues, but in order that they don’t live with that label or indeed live up to that label it is a difficult programme. There are obviously references to anger, but I have tried to envelop it into different issues and aspects of life so that it is more oblique. REFERRAL CRITERIA Out bursts at staff or pupils Outbursts involving injury to themselves or furniture (punching doors, glass etc) Swearing at staff Emotional outbursts at odds with the situation BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS 1. In control? This session looks at where they are now at the beginning of the intervention, how do they feel about themselves and their issues? 2. Who’s looking at me? Looking at different perspectives of their personality; considering attitudes and feelings about anger in particular. 3. Cycles of events This session looks at their cycle of behaviour, how it normally happens and what patterns there are. 4. I’ve done it again. Acknowledging and admitting to their feelings and failings, in order to move forward with positive change 5. Different perspectives Looking at changing and the perspective, scenarios and reframing; considering different ways to look at the same situation 6. Plans This session considers how a more in control student may look, making better choices and decisions in controlling their outbursts. 7. General Check up to see how things are going.
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What is bullying?

What is bullying?

This resource discuss different aspects of bullying, it covers teasing, bullying, victims, bullies and cyber bullying. It is the ideal resource to promote a discussion which covers all aspects involved, It would suit years 3 upwards the differentiation is in how the worksheet is explained and answered by the students.
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Happiness tricks

Happiness tricks

This resource is designed to get children thinking about being proactive when they are feeling; sad. depressed and downright fed up!! It challenges them to try somethings which may help make them feel better. It includes a child worksheet and a facilitator plan about the worksheet. It links in to ; positive mental health, building resilience and bolstering self esteem.
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