Working with worries is a course designed for trained ELSA’s to extend and develop their existing knowledge and skills in the areas of anxiety, stress and worry. ELSA’s will develop their knowledge around understanding of the nature of anxiety and some theoretical models of anxiety will be introduced. A range of ideas and approaches to reduce and cope with worry will be highlighted. Group facilitation skills will be explored and ELSA’s will be given opportunities to share and practise these skills. ELSA’s will be supported in developing their understanding of how to monitor progress using appropriate monitoring tools. In addition, time will be built into the day to enable ELSA’s to practice delivering approaches to work with children to help them manage their worries.
- To further develop participants knowledge and understanding of anxiety, worry and stress.
- To support participants in gaining a range of ideas and approaches to support those who experience anxiety, worry and stress.
- To provide an opportunity for participants to develop their group facilitation skills.
- To support participants in developing their ability to track and monitor progress in relation to approaches and interventions delivered.
Part 1 – Thursday 25th February 2021, 9.00 – 12.30
Part 2 – Thursday 11th March 2021, 13.00 – 16.00