30 Nov 2017 10:30 - 30 Nov 2017 15:30
Boarders behaving badly! How to manage behaviour in a boarding house
Date: November 30, 2017
Why you should attend? Teenagers today face some very different challenges and expectations. If you find yourself offering support or having to manage the needs, feelings and behaviour of teenagers of both sexes, then this seminar is aimed at you! The keynote speakers will consider current thinking and research about the adolescent/teenage brain as well as a wide range of issues and situations, from teen relationships, school and work, to a teenager's social life and behaviour.
10:30 Welcome & Introductions
10:35 Today’s Society: The Real Picture!
11.45 Safeguarding in A Modern World: Best Practice
13.30 The ‘5 Step: Solutions to Personal Wellbeing’ Plan
14:45 Practical Reflection
Julie K Wilkinson BSC (Hons) Sociology
Julie has over 20 years’ experience regarding intervention and prevention of vulnerable families in the UK.
She trained as a Domestic Violence Crisis Counsellor in New York for Brooklyn Criminal Court and Sanctuary for Families in the South Bronx providing Court Support, Emergency Housing Protection Orders and Safety Plans.
She returned to London and became a qualified mediator for CALM, that provides solutions to conflict resolution for social housing neighbours in dispute. To ensure the empowerment of vulnerable families, she quickly became involved in community development; running large Housing Associations outreach programmes entitled ‘Life’s Better Together’. This included homework and art clubs, summer sports camps in local schools with volunteers and in partnership with Wandsworth Teenage Pregnancy Unit to provide short, sharp, intensive training workshops for teenage mums.
She then moved into the youth offending world, coordinating Youth Inclusion Projects (YIPS) on behalf of Crime Concern, with large staff teams providing outreach services to prolific young offenders. She then progressed to oversee Lambeth Youth Council, providing strategic and operational co-ordination of all young peoples’ services across the Borough including Peer Inspection, Peer Education and Youth Parliament.
Running Lambeth for Domestic Violence is one of her greatest achievements, training all 8000 staff, changing Lambeth Councils HPU Policies to ensure women and their children that are victims of DV receive urgent priority for accommodation, raising of funds for Lambeth’s only DV Support Centre and co-ordination of Lambeth’s Domestic Violence Forum.
After achieving a South Bank University ‘Certificate in Teaching Practice’ and spearheading the NCB’s Peer Inspection Programme, she became Kidscape’s Bullying Intervention Training Co-ordinator (BIT) for England and Regional Trainer for London and the South East. This was on behalf of the Department of Education and rolled out over 125,000 teacher training programmes in the UK.
‘Brave the Rage’ now provides strategic, senior level consultancy and delivery of interactive and creative education based workshops for UK and Overseas to professionals, parents, children and young people. This includes practical solutions to bullying and anger management as step-by-step workshops, which in turn provide sustainable life skills for the future.
Partnerships include Boarding School Association (BSA), (SCIS) Premier League, Swiss Learning, Suffolk County Council, Essex NHS Health, Norland Nannies, Job Centre Plus, Flip Out, Essex County Council, Liverpool Hope Teacher Training University to name a few.
She is now Vice Chair for Children England (Regional Sub Group), Committee Member for Islington Domestic Violence Steering Group, CEOP Ambassador, Safeguarding Level 3 and former board member for Oakmere Community College in Liverpool. Nominated for the Institute of Directors (IOD) Director of the Year Award.
Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, Westminster, SW1H 9NQ
Cost: Member £200