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Courtroom skills

'Courtroom skills' is suitable for a module or learning opportunity on working in courts. The object aims to: identify messages for effective courtroom practice; develop your understanding of the different roles in courtroom settings; help you manage your authority and role more effectively; develop your skills in negotiating out of court and in giving evidence; develop your knowledge, skills and confidence about cross examination.

Understanding Language Development and Communicating with Children : Training Exercise

This resource is an introduction to the differences between adult and children’s communication. This is a mixture of small group discussion and tutor-led information giving, supported by handouts.

Forming and maintaining relationships with service users, carers, professionals and others

This resource looks at the benefits that are gained from the relationships that are built within social work. Using the voices of service users, carers and workers will be possible to understand how the relationships that were created helped them to deal with the difficulties they faced. This resource will allow the understanding of the importance of relationships in social work and the personal attributes needed to form and maintain positive working relationships.

Win a million! [an interactive game show introduction to the law and social work] Updated to December 2008.

An interactive game designed to help students test their knowledge about law and social work. It will help users: acquire and consolidate knowledge of specific legal rules; develop a critical perspective on those rules; describe the location of specific legal rules. It is designed as a fun game similar in structure to the TV show 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'. NOTE: This game is based on the law and practice in England and Wales.

How to assist staff in identifying children at risk of abuse or neglect : training for protection : training activity template

This training activity consists of 20 case scenarios and staff are asked to identify whether or not each scenario constitutes abuse of neglect. They are also asked to consider the needs of children at each developmental stage. These exercises can be done individually initially but require group discussion to explore issues effectively.

Common Mental Health Problems amongst Older People

This learning object introduces you to some of the key facts and statistics about depression, dementia and long standing mental ill health. It explains who might be at risk of developing a mental illness as they grow older and why. It also includes information about people who have experienced serious mental illness such as schizophrenia throughout their lives and the main issues facing them as they age. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.

Experts by Experience

'Experts by Experience' is suitable for use throughout law learning. The materials will: introduce users to how service users and carers have experienced legal interventions by social workers; identify how experts by experience identify good and poor practice by social workers; present what experts by experience suggest are the essential knowledge, skills and values that social workers should have and how they should use them; present key messages for social workers on what is really important for service users and carers when legal interventions are being used.

An Introduction to Mental Health and Older People

In this learning object you will have the chance to explore the nature and characteristics of the ageing population in the UK, what being 'old' means, and some of the complexity surrounding the concept of 'mental health'. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.

What is 'povertyism'?

Poverty affects children from very different backgrounds and discrimination on the basis of disability, race or immigration status mean that some sections of the population are significantly over represented among poor families. However many families living in poverty also report being discriminated on the basis of being poor, and this being compounded when involved with child welfare services.

Poverty and social exclusion amongst children and families in the UK: facts and figures

Understanding the various meanings of poverty is a very complicated task, but this learning object is designed to help you see beyond technical definitions and to understand the way poverty changes people's lives and the way they are seen by other people. This learning object will help develop your understanding of the ways poverty and social exclusion impact the lives of children and families in the U.K and describes some of the support services and networks that can help families living in poverty. This learning object is interactive and also contains video.