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ACYS books include titles such as Researching youth; Ethnic minority youth, Youth, crime and the media, and others on youth subcultures, and young people and work.

ACYS calendar of events in the youth field

18 September 2006


  
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Donate Academic Books Month
01 September 2006 - 30 September 2006
Location: Nationwide
Donate your unwanted academic and political books and pamphlets to help raise funds for the Durham Palestine Educational Trust which aids the economic and social development of Palestine by offering scholarships to talented young Palestinian graduates to take 12-month Masters degree courses at Durham University. Contact: 0191 334 1070 www.dpet.org.uk
Personalised Learning: Supporting the Achievement and Well-Being of Children and Young People
02 September 2006
Location: Leeds
Aspect's 2006 annual conference will bring together professionals from education, social work and health to examine the concept of personalised learning. As well as enabling professionals engaged in children's services to share perspectives, the conference will also look at how personalised learning can be used to improve the achievement and well-being of all children and young people. Contact: 01226 383428 www.aspect.org.uk
Essential Skills in Sexual Health Training
04 September 2006 - 06 September 2006
Location: Glasgow
A course for developing competence and confidence in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of sexual health training, with a focus on training skills and not sexual health knowledge. Contact: 020 7923 5235 www.fpa.org.uk
Welfare Benefits for 16 to17 year-olds
05 September 2006
Location: York
An introductory course which aims to give participants an overview of the benefits system in relation to young people, and to enable them to give basic advice on common benefits. Contact: 020 7490 6720 www.shelter.org.uk/training
Running Effective Antenatal Classes for Teenagers
06 September 2006
Location: Manchester
Bringing together midwives and other health professionals concerned with providing antenatal classes for teenage and young mothers, exploring ideas for an appropriate course outline. Contact: 020 8993 3441 [email protected]
Family Resettlement and Tenancy Sustainment
07 September 2006
Location: London
A course exploring good practice issues relating to resettlement and tenancy sustainment services for families, with particular relevance to the requirements of the Homelessness Act 2002. Contact: 020 7490 6720 www.shelter.org.uk/training
Helping Children Recover from Abuse
07 September 2006
Location: Birmingham
A workshop providing skills including, clear and integrated models for understanding and assessing sexual trauma in children; language skills that have a positive effect on traumatised children; techniques to get angry and aggresive children to cooperate; and methods to help children become more optimistic and solution focused. Contact: 01323 81440 www.mindfields.org.uk
International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day
09 September 2006
Location:
Raising awareness of the biggest cause of non-genetic mental handicap in the western world, that is 100% preventable. www.fasaware.co.uk
National Suicide Prevention Week
10 September 2006 - 16 September 2006
Location:
National Suicide Prevention Week is an annual observance that promotes international awareness and advocacy about suicide prevention.
Respect Academy 2006
12 September 2006
Location: London
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
Shout it Out! Youth Action Works... Pass it On!
13 September 2006 - 14 September 2006
Location: Birmingham
The Youth Action Network's Annual Conference and AGM, aimed at anyone involved in or with an interest in youth action or youth volunteering. Contact: 0121 455 9732 www.youthactionetwork.org.uk
Boys Own - Practical Strategies for Supporting Emotional Resourcefulness and Building Self-Esteem in Boys and Young Men
13 September 2006 - 14 September 2006
Location: Sheffield
This course will provide an understanding of the inner and outer worlds of boys and young men, and will develop workers' confidence and skills to support emotional development and build self-esteem. Contact: 0114 226 1900 www.sexualhealthsheffield.co.uk
Anti-Social Behaviour Experts Debate RESPECT
14 September 2006
Location: Chelmsford
A conference for practitioners and academics involved in the area of anti-social behaviour (ASB), debating issues including ASB policies and the government's guiding Respect agenda and exploring topics such as ASB and young people and state involvement in parenting. Contact: 0845 271 3333 www.anglia.ac.uk/antisocial
Come Back and Move On
14 September 2006 - 15 September 2006
Location: Reading
A conference exploring strategies and interventions important for the reintegration of young people who have experienced exclusion and disengagment from mainstream services due to challenging behaviour or mental health problems. Contact: 01256 892705 www.apsa-web.info
Working with Self-Harming Adolescents
14 September 2006 - 15 September 2006
Location: Edinburgh
A training course providing user-friendly, practical tools and strategies for immediate use with the most challenging young people. 0131 220 8235 [email protected]
Respect Academy 2006
18 September 2006
Location: Bristol
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
Respect Academy 2006
19 September 2006
Location: Solihull
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
Meeting the Challenge: Reducing the Number of Looked-After Children in Custody
19 September 2006
Location: London
A conference looking at the key issues, why looked after children are more likely to recieve custodial sentences than other children in the community, the impact of custody on the future of these children, and practice developments which have improved outcomes for looked after children who have offended. 0870 901 7070 www.careandhealth.com
Strategy and Leadership in Youth Services
19 September 2006 - 06 December 2006
Location: Birmingham
Developed from the successful Transforming Youth Work Management programme, this six day programme has been designed specifically for senior youth work managers. It is delivered in partnership with the National Youth Agency and places emphasis on strategic leadership and management skills, which are vital in the changing youth work environment. For more information or to book a place, contact Lucy Mott in 08702 406 206 or [email protected] www.fpmonline.co.uk 19th–20th September, 31st October–1st December, 5th–6th December
Engaging Young People in Positive Activities to Promote Community Cohesion
19 September 2006
Location: London
This conference will discuss how positive activites can be used to engage young people both as groups and individuals, and will explore how national and local agencies can work together to tackle racism, promote understanding, unite communities and raise the achievement of young people. Contact: 020 7324 4359 [email protected]
Youth Achievement Awards Network Conference
20 September 2006 - 21 September 2006
Location: Derbyshire
This UK Youth residential conference will focus on Accreditation and the Youth Achievement Awards within informal and non-formal education and is relevant to face-to-face workers, development officers and managers involved in delivering accreditation opportunities to the young people within their network. Contact: 0207 242 4045 ext 33 www.ukyouth.org
ENYAN Roadshow
20 September 2006
Location: Warrington
The regional launch of the English National Youth Arts Network (ENYAN), which provides an online community for all those currently using or looking to use the arts with young people, as well as advice, news, jobs, events, training and professional development resources. Contact: 023 8063 0960 www.enyan.org.uk
Children's Perspectives on Divorce/Family Change
20 September 2006
Location: Birmingham
A free information sharing event with presentations from services working with children and young people in divorce/family change settings. The consultation will explore family change from the child's perspective and consider the challenges of delivering the messages from children and young people to families and services. Contact: www.young-voice.org
How to Deal with Bullying and its Effects
20 September 2006
Location: Harrogate
A workshop highlighting the extent and impact of bullying in our society, looking at why it occurs, the psychological damage it causes, and how to prevent it from starting - or to stop it if it already has. Contact: 01323 811440 www.mindfields.org.uk
ENYAN Roadshow
21 September 2006
Location: Newcastle
The regional launch of the English National Youth Arts Network (ENYAN), which provides an online community for all those currently using or looking to use the arts with young people, as well as advice, news, jobs, events, training and professional development resources. Contact: 023 8063 0960 www.enyan.org.uk
Respect Academy 2006
21 September 2006
Location: Cardiff
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
Young People Now Children's trusts conference
21 September 2006
Location:
Addresses all the pressing issues and legislation facing the management of childrens trust and gives a chance to share best practice.
Introduction to Young People, Housing and Homelessness
21 September 2006
Location: Birmingham
A course which aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by young people in housing need, encompassing the topics of preliminary need assessments, legislation, and suitable housing options. Contact: 020 7490 6720 www.shelter.org.uk/training
YoungMinds Book Award 2006
23 September 2006
Location: London
Annual award cermony, followed by a drinks reception. The award will be sponsored by Phillip Pullman. Contact: 020 7336 8445 www.youngminds.org.uk
Managing Extended Schools
25 September 2006 - 12 December 2006
Location: North
Delivered in partnership with ContinYou, this programme is for Extended School Co-ordinators. Designed to run alongside the NRT and delivered by our team of Extended School experts, it provides the skills and understanding needed to carry out this crucial role effectively. For more information or to book a place, contact Lucy Mott in 08702 406 206 or [email protected] www.fpmonline.co.uk 25th–26th September, 6th–7th November, 11th–12th December
Education Outside the Classroom
25 September 2006
Location: London
A seminar sharing best practice and developing a multi-agency approach to improving outcomes for children and young people. Contact: www.outdoor-learning.org
Youth Matters Next Steps....Into Action - Entitlement, Diversion, Reward or Punishment?
26 September 2006
Location: Durham City
A North East regional conference addressing the issues of putting the Youth Matters, Next Steps and the Respect Agenda into action and illustrating how County Durham has tackled the challenges. It will also look at the benefits of the Co-ordination of Social Inclusion Programmes as a multi agency approach to early multiple intervention. 0191 3834173 [email protected]
Respect Academy 2006
26 September 2006
Location: Carlisle
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
3rd Annual Conference on Restorative Justice and Young People
26 September 2006
Location: London
This national conference will bring together delegates from YOTs, schools, the police, chidlren's services, local authorities and the voluntary sector and will examine best practice examples of restorative justice in action, explore how to establish successful restorative justice projects and consider recent policy developments. Contact: 020 7324 4359 [email protected]
Improving Youth Work Management
27 September 2006 - 28 September 2006
Location: North
Delivered in partnership with the National Youth Agency, this has become the industry-standard management development programme for middle managers working in the youth sector. Over 90% of local authorities have sent staff on this programme which will enable staff to implement the integral aspects of Youth Matters. For more information or to book a place, contact Lucy Mott on 08702 406 206 or email [email protected] www.fpmonline.co.uk
Young People and Sexuality
27 September 2006
Location: Glasgow
A conference considering how professionals, young people and communities can work together to improve sexual health in relation to the emotional well-being of young people, by addressing the development of services and building an understanding of sexual health within the contexts of young people's relationships and culture. Covering topics including issues for LGBT young people, the sexuality of minority groups and the role of parents. Contact: 0870 890 1080 www.pavpub.com
Are we making the right plans for children?
28 September 2006
Location: Canary Wharf, London
Looking at adoption, returning home to birth families and education - identifying what social workers and other professionals need to do to ensure that early and proactive actions and decisions made are in the long term interests of children. Contact: 020 7421 2637 www.baaf.org.uk [email protected]
Respect Academy 2006
28 September 2006
Location: Sheffield
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
Effective Interventions with Young Offenders
28 September 2006
Location: Birmingham
A workshop for professionals working with young offenders and hard-to-reach adolescents, developing responsive approaches that fit each young person's needs, temperament and learning style. Contact: 01323 811440 www.mindfields.org.uk
Effective Interventions with Young Offenders
28 September 2006
Location: Birmingham
A workshop for professionals working with young offenders and hard-to-reach adolescents, developing responsive approaches that fit each young person's needs, temperament and learning style. Contact: 01323 811440 www.mindfields.org.uk
Respect Academy 2006
29 September 2006
Location: Sheffield
A free event hosted by the Government's Respect Task Force, showcasing the Respect Action Plan and how it can be implemented in local areas - looking at ASBO's and parenting classes. Contact: 020 7261 8400 www.coievents.co.uk/respect
Welfare Benefits for 16 to17 year-olds
29 September 2006
Location: London
An introductory course which aims to give participants an overview of the benefits system in relation to young people, and to enable them to give basic advice on common benefits. Contact: 020 7490 6720 www.shelter.org.uk/training
Food for the Brain
30 September 2006 - 02 October 2006
Location: London
A conference exploring vital links between food and the brain, mental health and behaviour - with a panel of scientists and clinicians from the fields of education, medicine, dietetics, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy and social work discussing the latest research and treatment breakthroughs for conditions such as ADHD, alzheimers, anxiety, autism, dementia, depression, dyslexia and schizophrenia. The conference opens with a half day primer session on 30th September which is strongly recommended for those without a nutrition background or clinical experience in using the optimum nutrition approach for those with mental health problems. Contact: 020 8870 9119 www.foodforthebrain/FFBconference