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Resistance – working with individuals and families

Working with resistant individuals and families can be challenging and frustrating when offering packages of support. This course will focus on understanding, recognising and addressing resistance.

The day will allow practitioners to ‘test out’ tools and strategies to use in practice when working with individuals and families. These skills will support practice in building engagement and enhancing support offered to individuals and families.

It is practical and “hands on” with a focus on skills and strategy development, backed up by an understanding of why approaches work. The course will consider barriers and enablers and produces more confident and competent practitioners.

It is suitable for front line staff working on the Early Help/Troubled families agenda as well as school staff, children services, those in early years settings, the VCS, Housing and Health.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand where resistance may stem from when working with individuals and families
  • Explore how to recognise, evidence and address resistance when working with individuals and families
  • Consider the impact of resistance on families, communities, professionals and organisations
  • Understand motivational techniques to support engagement and work with resistance
  • All courses are offered on a Face to Face or Virtual basis.
  • Bespoke & Open Training Courses Available.

Case Studies

  • Interface commissioned to undertake national evaluation of Teaching Partnerships

    We are delighted to have been awarded the contract from the Department for Education to deliver an evaluation of Teaching Partnerships (TPs).
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  • Transforming Practice Education in Social Work

    We were commissioned by a consortium of Social Work Teaching Partnerships to support the development of a national strategy for Social Work Practice Education. 

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  • Aberdeenshire C Change

    C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children. Aberdeenshire were interested in further improving quality of assessments and particularly to enable practitioners to move ‘stuck’ cases forwards and provide practitioners with greater confidence to intervene in families who could make initial changes but struggled to sustain parenting at a good enough level.
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  • Swansea Social Services Training in Trauma Informed Practice

    We were really happy to be invited to run a further Trauma Informed Practice Course for Swansea Social Services Workforce. This course was to be delivered virtually and consisted of the use of pre-recorded materials as well as four live sessions.
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Cancellation Policy

We are very flexible and will do our utmost to rearrange training should the need arise, but our trainers obviously commit themselves to the training days agreed and so if you need to cancel at short notice we will need to charge a cancellation fee to cover their time.