groupwork

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.

Implementation of the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme in Scotland: process evaluation (Towards effective practice, paper 6)

Report charting the progress and findings of the evaluation of the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme as it is being rolled out in Scotland. Data from all six pilot areas are included as well as three areas which have more recently started the programme.

Perpetrator programmes for male domestic violence offenders: what do we know about effectiveness? (Towards effective practice, paper 4)

Paper looking at the development of programmes for male domestic violence perpetrators and highlighting the factors which contribute towards the effectiveness of such programmes such as the quality of programmes, the overall system in which programmes are located and the competency of facilitators.

Irene : Sexual Abuse : Case Narrative

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next in the case of Irene who has written a story at school which raises concerns.

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.

Exploring beliefs and values

This exercise is designed to prompt participants to ‘surface’ the beliefs and values that underlie their reactions to the situations that children are in. This exercise is usually carried out with a large group split into smaller groups of 4 – 5 people. It lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The dilemma wall : group exercise

This exercise provides a good basis for challenging values and attitudes and can give trainers evidence in assessable training. This is useful for practitioners across the services, volunteers, and newly qualified staff. The exercise lasts approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for a group of 12 -15.

Formative evaluation of the Constructs PSSO groupwork programme (Towards effective practice, paper 7)

Report of an evaluation of Constructs PSSO which is a groupwork programme for male offenders aged 18 and over. The programme aims to achieve a measurable reduction in re-offending for participants who finish the programme by helping them become better problem solvers and more able to put into practice pro-social solutions to problems.

An Introduction to the Case Conference

This is an interactive learning activity which allows for greater flexibility than a traditional role play. In this activity, participants have the opportunity to ‘act out’ their understanding of what happens in a Case Conference, based on their existing level of knowledge and experience. For ‘first timers’ this will be an introductory experience. This task last approximately 60-90 minutes and is suitable for groups of 10 to 20. It is aimed at newly qualified social workers or as part of basic child protection training.

Jane : Sexual Abuse : Case Narrative

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. Concerns have been raised about Jane, 14, by her Gran.