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Introduction to Solution Focused Approaches with Children and Families

Course
This 2 day course provides you with an introduction of the BRIEF solution focused approach. It explores ways of finding solutions to every day issues and challenges that we are presented with when working with children and their families where there are complex needs. The solution approach enables families to achieve manageable goals through their preferred future. During this course a number of methods will be used to facilitate learning including role play, group exercises and working examples of practice. It will enable those using the signs of safety approach to develop 'best questions'.
The aim of this course is to give you an overview of the Solution Focused process underpinned by theory and best practice and how to use questioning in work with children and families in an effective ways.

This is an introductory course which is designed to give you a working start in the skills and techniques of a Solution Focused Approach which can then be developed and embedded through practice experience.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course you will be able to:

  • Use solution focused questioning as an intervention method with children and families
  • State the core elements of a Solution Focused Approach
  • Apply Solution Focused questioning in first, second and subsequent sessions
  • Implement ways of managing challenging or stuck situations using a Solution Focused Approach
  • Offer constructive feedback to children, families and colleagues
  • Identify how you could use a Solution Focused Approach within your own work setting
  • You will be working in a setting where you are undertaking direct work with children.
    Children and Young People
    Children Services
    target audience
    Cecilia Keefe
    tutors
    Learning and Development Admin (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Thursday 13 June 201909:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
    Session 2Friday 14 June 201909:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Thursday 13 June 2019

    09:30 - 16:30

    Chichester - County Hall

    Learning Loft - 306


    Session 2
    Friday 14 June 2019

    09:30 - 16:30

    Chichester - County Hall

    Learning Loft - 306