Practitioner Course: Childhood Years
Learn to work effectively with all children and especially vulnerable children with disruptive and troubling behaviour to help re-engage them with life and learning.
You will learn why troubled and vulnerable children behave the way they do. Using Thrive-Online you will be able to screen whole classes and assess individual children to identify their underlying emotional needs and you will be able to select practical activities to help them. By the end of the course you will feel more confident to deal with disruptive and troubling behaviour and you will find stress levels reduce as relationships between staff and children improve.
We will be looking at the underpinning theory of brain development and neuroscience
The Six Developmental Strands of emotional and social development
VRFs (Vital Relational Functions)
The role of the arts, play and creativity in supporting social and emotional development
How fear, anger, loss, change, separation, bereavement and joy can interrupt learning
Thrive-Online and mentoring throughout the course.
Duration: 10 days spread over two terms.
Also included: Thrive membership and Professional Licensing on successful completion of the full course. For schools new to Thrive - free access to Thrive-Online for 90 days from the start of training, thereafter a subscription should be put in place.
Requirements: Full attendance is required for you to gain your Professional Licensed status at the end of the course. No previous qualifications are required other than being comfortable with day to day use of a laptop or tablet, and having the capacity to enjoy working with young people.
Please note: Delegates will need to provide their own Wi-Fi enabled Laptop or Tablet
To be professionally Licensed you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online through an annual subscription. After the initial 90 days of training, if not already in place you will need to purchase a schools multi-user software subscription which is based on roll number. Alternative subscriptions for non-school settings are also available. Please contact the Thrive subscription team for more details on 01392 797555.
Please contact Thrive for more information on 01392 797555 option 1.
Below are the modules which will form part of your Thrive Licensed Practitioner training.
An Introduction to Thrive
- Underpinning Theory
- Emotions in Learning
Relationship and Being
- Vital Relational Functions and PLACE
- Learning about Being
- Assessment and Action Planning
Learning about Doing
- Tasks and Behaviours
- Heuristic Play
Learning about Thinking
- Impact of Emotional Landscape
- Cognitive Regulation Activity
Learning about Power and Identity
- Self Awareness
- Time structuring and the Drama Triangle
Using Vital Relational Functions
- With Children and Adults
Developmental Play workshop
- Learning about Skills and Structure
- Play for Being, Doing, Thinking, Power and Identity
- Whole Class Screening
- Behaviour Profile
Fear and Learning
- Fear as an interruption to Learning
- Building resilience
Anger and Learning
- Anger as an interruption to Learning
- Safe expression- using the arts
Loss and Learning
- The Neuroscience of Loss
- Dealing with Loss, Change and Bereavement
Joy and Celebration
- Supporting children to access Joy
- Sharing practice
Delegates will also receive Thrive Practice Mentoring sessions throughout the course to discuss individual Case studies and Action Plans.
Thrive reserve the right to change the order in which the modules are taught.