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ABLE Homeless Initiative 4 Day Training Programme

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Northridge House

St Lukes Home

Castle Road

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Oct 2nd, 16th, 17th & Nov 9th.

Overview

In 2017 Ag Eisteacht are offering a tailored ABLE Training Programme to homeless sector organisations and regional groups. Ag Eisteacht work in collaboration with the group or organisation to identify their specific needs, and work with each organisation to support their team’s learning in practice.

The Ag Eisteacht Homeless Initiative is partly funded by the ESB Energy for Generations Fund.

Course Aim

The course is designed as a specific and targeted training programme for staff working in the homeless sector. It aims to enhance the development of professional practice and improve outcomes for service users.

This programme provides a deeper understanding of relationship dynamics and informs the practitioner as to what might be going on in service users’ lives. The evidence informed, accredited framework provides a process to follow when working with service users who are presenting with personal and relationship problems and who are struggling to cope. When delivered as part of an organisational / team approach it builds a shared language and common approach which supports a consistent and compassionate response to service users.

Who is the training for?

This particular training initiative is for staff within the Homeless Sector. Those who have attended the Homeless Initiative training to date have held roles ranging from CEO, manager, social worker, social care worker, advice worker, case manager, housing support officer, youth worker, information officer, administrator, project worker, and accommodation and support officer. There have been more than 30 different organisations represented on the Homeless Initiative training nationally.

How will the training benefit me as a frontline worker in the homeless sector?

• ABLE training supports practitioners in two distinct ways. Firstly by exploring evidence based knowledge and the theoretical background of how childhood experience impacts on adult relationships. Secondly by using a brief intervention model to recognise and respond to service users when they are struggling to cope.

• The programme also focuses on practitioner wellbeing and self-care. This includes using the ABLE model for peer support which can help mitigate against depersonalisation and burnout, which is an issue in this sector (Hickey 2012).

What is the impact for service users?

• A professional and caring response that is respectful and appropriate.
• Feeling empowered and capable of personal choices.
• The dignity that comes with being listened to and treated with compassion.
• Confidence that the practitioner is capable of hearing their story.
• Clarity around boundaries and personal responsibility.
• Increase in self-awareness and a wider perspective.
• A normalising of common concerns and feeling understood.

Accreditation

For those frontline practitioners requiring evidence of Continuing Professional Development we provide a Certificate of Attendance which states the number of workshop hours completed. The training also encourages reflective practice and worksheets are provided with reflective practice questions that can be completed and added to a practitioner’s CPD portfolio.

The training has also been accredited by the Irish Association of Social Workers, Social Care Ireland and the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Cost

€250 for one place. Groups of 4 €850, Groups of 8 €1625 (please contact Ag Eisteacht for group bookings).

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For group bookings & any other queries please contact Thérèse on 0215005915/ 0860423708 or via email therese@ageisteacht.com


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