Course outline and aims
This course will look into some of the causes of sexually inappropriate behaviour. It will consider perceptions of sexualised behaviour and the influence of these on how the young person is treated and the impact on the young person’s sense of self. The course will help participants to find ways of managing risk and whilst at the same time helping young people with harmful sexualised behaviour recover and live a less harmful life. It aims to provide an insight into the emotional issues that may lead to sexually inappropriate behaviour from a trauma based and psychodynamic perspective. It provides an invaluable set of good practice techniques and tools for professionals.
What will you learn?
- You will gain a greater understanding of the links between the young person’s early life and their sexualised behaviour enabling a reduction in risk and in harm to others
- You and your organisation develop the skills to manage the risks presented by young people with learning disabilities displaying sexually inappropriate behaviour
- You will have increased knowledge of good practice in your role as a professional in a young person’s life to help them positively address their harmful sexualised behaviour
- An improved ability to recognise your impact of working with these young people and greater confidence in supporting them
Who is the course for?
This one-day course will be beneficial for any professional or practitioner working with young people with learning disabilities in most settings, including:
- Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff
- Safeguarding leads
- Social Workers
- Care staff working in supported housing, residential and day care
- Probation Service officers and staff
- Staff and volunteers working in voluntary organisations and community groups
Our training approach
The course is limited to 12 participants offering the best opportunity for you to not only learn from our Trainer, it also enables you to learn from other participants’ experience of working with young people with learning disabilities. The training is delivered using an effective mix of theoretical and experiential techniques.
Qualification: Certificate of Attendance
About the Trainer
The Course Trainer is Richard Curen, Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist and Deputy CEO at Respond. Richard has a considerable track record and expertise in working with sexual abuse. He was previously with Survivors UK and responsible for managing the individual and group therapy services for adult male survivors of sexual violence. He is a Board Member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, a member of the National Association for the Treatment of Abusers and visiting Lecturer for The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Respond is located close to Euston mainline station, Euston Square underground station (Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Euston and Warren Street underground stations (Victoria and Northern lines). For up to date information on travel and transport please got to this link https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please advise us in advance that you have transferred your ticket.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund less a £10 administration is payable if you cancel the course up to three weeks in advance. Refunds are not payable after this time.
Important access information
We sincerely regret that there is no lift at present due to major renovations at our office building. To get to our offices, participants are required to climb six flights of stairs to the 3rd floor.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Tina O'Regan or Helen McGowan, our Administration team, on email@example.com or our Fundraising Manager, Julie Christie-Webb on firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also be contacted by telephone on 020 7383 0700 from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.