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Facilitating Successful Support Groups: a validation approach - London

Dementia Pathfinders CIC

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Facilitating Successful Support Groups: a validation-approach

 

This course is suitable for care teams in homes and day centres, including care managers, activity co-ordinators, housekeeping, maintenance, and administration and care staff or anyone who wants to learn how to run successful discussion, activity groups or to involve people with dementia in care service decisions.

 

Course Aim:

The aim is to develop a culture of social engagement and inclusion within your organisation that offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for people who live, work and visit. It demonstrates the skills necessary to facilitate positive conversations and relationships that support individuals experiencing dementia in a wide range of settings.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of social engagement and inclusion when working with individuals with dementia within a care setting.

  • Learn the core principles and structure involved in running successful small discussion, social, activity or a tea group.

  • Discover how to apply a person-centred validation to facilitate positive conversations and relationships between group members with dementia

  • Learn how to set up a group with the aim of involving people experiencing dementia in their care decisions taking into account their individuality, wishes and preferences.

  • Participants will be given 7 themed discussion plans to use in their care settings.

 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the day learners will be able to:

  • Understand how social inclusion and social roles are essential to a person’s wellbeing.

  • Assess an individual’s social engagement needs using an emotional model; The Validation Method the Four Stages of Resolution.

  • Explain the role of the facilitator and co- facilitators.

  • List and describe a six step plan for setting up, structuring and facilitating a 20-30 minute residents’ validation social group.

  • Outline the life-cycle of the group.

  • Apply a person centred validation approach to facilitate positive conversations and relationships between group members with dementia.

Trainer:

 

Julia Pitkin

Julia trained as an occupational therapist and has a post graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies. She is the UK’s first certified Validation Trainer in Dementia Care, completing her training in Pennsylvania, USA. Her decision to specialise in dementia care was influenced by her work as a quality care auditor for a private sector accreditation company and for the former National Care Standards Commission, where she identified training needs for staff caring for people living with dementia in care homes. Her specialist interest and passion is in person-centred listening and communication, having recently made a training film called ‘Conversations that Matter: breaking through dementia’.

Do you have questions about Facilitating Successful Support Groups: a validation approach - London? Contact Dementia Pathfinders CIC

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Maitland Park Care Home
Maitland Park Villas
Camden
NW3 2DU London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)


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Dementia Pathfinders CIC

'Encouraging togetherness and learning in dementia care'

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.

Learning with Experts in Dementia

Our trainers are highly experienced specialists with a passion to improve life for people with dementia. We offer a full range of learning opportunities, from dementia awareness courses to the new QCF dementia qualifications, involving people with dementia and family carers in courses to allow participants to learn from the real experts.

 

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