Half Term Wellbeing Activities

Citizen have been fortunate enough to receive funding from the Crime Commissioner to run distraction and wellbeing activities over the October Half-Term. They have decided to partner with other organisations to offer some exciting activities throughout the borough.
Citizen Half-Term Activities
Monday 28th October- LEAP DUDLEY: Wellbeing & Trampoline session 8- 25 year olds.  [Waivers for young people under 16 years old need to be completed before attendance]
Tuesday 29th October- PAMPER SESSION @ St Mary’s Church Brierly Hill 16-25 year olds (Lunch provided)
Wednesday 30th October- STREET ART/ VIDEO MAKING/ CUPCAKE DECORATING @ DY1 Building DY1 1RT 8- 25 years old (Lunch provided)
 
PLEASE SHARE this with any young people within Dudley who you feel would be interested.
Places will be filled first come, first served.

Dudley Vaping Consultation

We’re doing a consultation at Switch around Vaping and e-cig use, and are interested in the views of young people.  Hoping you might point any young people that may be interested in sharing their experiences in the direction of this questionnaire.

It can be printed off, or web based.  We have also posted it to Switch Dudley Facebook Page if Young People want to access if via the link there.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FGWFYLC

Also as a reminder Switch continue to offer smoking cessation to young people up to 18 years of age, if not accessed through school nurses.

 

FREE Modern Slavery Training in Dudley

FREE Modern Slavery Training
Safe and Sound invite you to attend FREE training sessions on Modern Slavery.

There are 2 ‘tiers’ to the training, information is below regarding which one you should attend depending on your role:

The 1 hour awareness session, is suitable for anybody in our partner organisations within the Dudley Borough, including the community, voluntary, faith and business sectors, who wants to gain a  basic understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking and where you should report if you have concerns
Aim: To provide a basic awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Have a basic awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Be able to explain the different types of modern slavery
  • Know who to contact if you come into contact with a potential victim of modern slavery

To book your place please follow this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-slavery-briefing-session-tickets-66189286939 

The 3 hour training session is open to our partner organisations, within the Dudley Borough, including the community, voluntary, faith and business sectors.

 

This course is recommended for staff that may work with individuals and families but will refer any concerns to the MASH.

 

(This will also include Specialists / Designated leads who have particular specialist safeguarding responsibilities. Operational managers of services for members of the public including children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. Senior Managers responsible for strategic management of services for members of the public including; children, young people, families and vulnerable adults, Directors of Services and commissioners)

 

Aim: To raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and highlight appropriate responses to potential victims

 

By the end of the course delegates will:

 

  • Understand how you can contribute to fighting modern slavery in the UK
  • Understand your role and responsibilities in tackling modern slavery
  • Understand what support is available for modern slavery victims and
  • Know where to refer potential victims and share intelligence

 

To book your place please follow these links

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-slavery-training-session-tickets-66189736283

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-slavery-training-session-central-dudley-tickets-66190815511

Dudley ACE’s Online Training

In partnership with West Midlands Violence Prevention Alliance (West Midlands PCC) , we are pleased to launch this FREE online training: Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Available online NOW: https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/

This course is aimed at practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and their families.

Over approximately 50 minutes, this online training covers the following modules:

  1. Introduction to ACEs: By the end of this section you will be able to identify adverse experiences that can impact on a child’s development and their response to stress.
  2. Brain Development in the Early Years: By the end of this section you will understand the importance of healthy brain development in a child’s early years and the impacts of toxic stress.
  3. The Impact of Childhood Adversity: By the end of this section you will understand that experiencing adversity in childhood can have a significant impact over a person’s life course resulting in ill health, poor       wellbeing and in some cases premature death.
  4. Social, Health and Community Impacts of ACEs Early Trauma: By the end of this section you will be able to identify a range of social and community impacts resulting from ACEs.
  5. Protective Factors: By the end of this section you will be able to give key examples of ‘Protective Factors’ that can help prevent ACEs and different strategies that can help build resilience.
  6. Looking at ACEs Through a Trauma Informed Lens: By the end of this section you will understand what it means to look at adverse childhood experiences through a ‘trauma informed lens’.
  7. Building Resilience: By the end of this section you will understand how building resilience can help mitigate the impact of ACEs.

Please feel free to share the link to this course with colleagues and anyone else you feel may be interested.

We welcome any feedback you may have and would actively encourage you to forward this to  Ben Curtis (ben.curtis@barnardos.org.uk).

Fabulous New Meeting Rooms for Hire

CHADD are delighted to promote their fabulous new meeting room facilities

Brindley House Room Hire

Large Training Room and Event Space

We are offering our large training room space for hire at our Brindley House central office and community building.  The Diane Stokes Training Room can accommodate 18-20 people board room style, and 30 people theatre style.  The room is modern, light and has IT presentation equipment.

  • £15 per hour.
  • £90 for a full day (9am until 5pm).
  • Tea/Coffee and Water Refreshments: £1 per person or £15 unlimited refreshments for a full day group booking.

The room can also be opened up in to a larger space to include a soft seating area and café style tables.  This is perfect for a larger event to facilitate a launch, workshop or social activity.