CTSW Update, February 2021

CTSW Update, February 2021
Many pupils returning to school will be in need of support with both their emotional wellbeing and academic skills. Our Therapeutic Storywriting and Story Links interventions have an extensive research base that shows they achieve both these targets.

Therapeutic Storywriting groups develop writing skills while the parent-partnership Story Links intervention develops pupils’ reading skills. Both support emotional and social well-being.The trainings are practice-based and professionals are expected to start the intervention after Day 1 of the training.  

All courses are delivered by CTSW Accredited Trainers and training groups limited to 12 participants.
 

VIRTUAL 3-DAY TRAINING: THERAPEUTIC STORYWRITING GROUPS
Developing Emotional Wellbeing while Improving Writing Skills

Therapeutic Storywriting Groups use storywriting to support pupils whose behavioural and emotional difficulties are getting in the way of their learning. Research shows that Therapeutic Storywriting Groups improve pupils’ writing skills while developing their emotional and social skills.

Target group: SENCOs, SEN teachers, Learning Mentors, HLTAs & TAs supporting pupils aged 7-12 yrs
Participants will be expected to set up a group after Day 1 and then to bring pupils stories to the trainings on Days 2 & 3. Groups should have between 4-6 pupils. This is a 10-week intervention supported by an online training manual with downloadable resources. Watch video.

Tuesdays 20 April, 4 May & 25 May 2021
Cost: £450 for the 3 days training
Time: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm UK time
Booking details: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk

Tuesdays 27 April, 11 May & 8 June 2021
Cost: £450 for the 3 days training
Time: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm UK time
Booking details: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk

Tuesdays 21 Sept, 5 Oct & 9 Nov 2021
Cost: £450 for the 3 days training
Time: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm UK time
Booking details: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk


VIRTUAL 3-DAY TRAINING: STORY LINKS
Working with Parents of Vulnerable Pupils

Story Links is an evidence-based intervention that involves parents in supporting vulnerable pupils through joint story-making. Research  shows that Story Links improves behaviour in school, increases parental involvement and develops pupils’ reading skills.
Target group: SENCOs, Behaviour Intervention Teams, Educational Psychology services, LAC services and other professionals supporting vulnerable pupils at KS1&2. 
Participants will be expected to set up a Story Links group after Day 1 and then to bring case studies to the trainings on Days 2 & 3. It is a 10-week  intervention and is supported by an online training manual with downloadable resources. View video.

Thursdays 29 April, 20 May & 17 June 2021
Cost: £450 for the 3 days training
Time: 9.30 – 3.30 pm UK time 
Request booking details: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk

Tuesdays 14 Sept, 28 Sept & 19 Oct 2021
Cost: £450 for the 3 days training
Time: 9.30 – 3.30 pm UK time 
Request booking details: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk

Tuesdays 12 Oct, 2 Nov & 23 Nov 2021
Cost: £450 for the 3 days training
Time: 9.30 – 3.30 pm UK time 
Request booking details: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk 


More details can be found on our website.

To find out about our Train-the-Trainer programme contact: admin@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk

Best wishes

Trisha

Dr Trisha Waters
Centre for Therapeutic Storywriting Ltd.
trisha@TherapeuticStorywriting.co.uk