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Beyond the Headlines: Childhood and Wellbeing in a Changing World

Young people around the world are said to be facing a dramatic decline in their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Building on the momentum of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, this online Coram Society event will delve into mental health research insights and tackle the crucial question: what should we do?
20 May 2024 - 6 - 7.30pm Online via Zoom Free Find out more and book Add to calendar

Facilitating parent and child placements

This course will consider the foster carer's key role in providing parent and child arrangements and ensuring successful outcomes for children. It will also provide clarity about the role of the agency and the supervising social worker in monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and supporting foster carers, whilst making certain that practice is transparent and compliant with the law.
22 May 2024 - 10.00am - 4.00pm Online via Zoom From £126.00 Book on the CoramBAAF website Add to calendar

Getting started in: Kinship

In this session, we will be exploring the role of kinship care in permanence with our Kinship Consultants Clare Seth, and Ann Horne. This six part series is tailored specifically to recently qualified social workers, students and those wanting to find out more about adoption, fostering and kinship care.
22 May 2024 - 9am - 9.55am Online via Zoom Free Book on the CoramBAAF website Add to calendar

Getting started in: Fostering

In this session, we will be exploring the role of foster care in permanence with our Fostering Consultant, Emma Fincham. This six part series is tailored specifically to recently qualified social workers, students and those wanting to find out more about adoption, fostering and kinship care.
29 May 2024 - 9am - 9.55am Online via Zoom Free Book on the CoramBAAF website Add to calendar

Learning from Research: The mental health of children and young people in state care in England

Around two-thirds of children are taken into State care due to experiences of severe maltreatment such as abuse or neglect. Consequently, being taken into care is an intervention for this vulnerable group of children, with the expectation that State care will then ameliorate or stabilise their mental health.
30 May 2024 - 2pm - 3.45pm Online via Zoom Free for CoramBAAF members Book on the CoramBAAF website Add to calendar

Becoming a culturally competent social worker

Cultural competence involves ensuring our attitudes, communication and behaviours recognise and respect cultural differences. As social workers, in whatever our role, it’s essential we are continually working towards cultural competence in our practice. In this open course, you will be supported to explore some of the key concepts within cultural competence and anti-oppressive practice, and then apply this learning to your practice. It will include exploration of how personal and professional identities can impact on the decisions we make in our professional roles.
3 June 2024 - 10.00am - 4.00pm Online via Zoom From £126 Book on the CoramBAAF website Add to calendar