This is a two part course, during which participants will be provided with all the resources and materials necessary to deliver Friendship Groups in schools as well as having the opportunity to practice facilitation skills and build confidence to deliver this intervention with pupils.The small group intervention (4-6 children) is designed to be delivered over a 6 week period and covers:
- Who are our friends?
- What do we look for in a friend?
- Accepting difference
- How do we talk to our friends?
- How do we listen to our friends?
- What is conflict and how to deal with it
- What is peer pressure and how to deal with negative peer pressure
Feedback from previous attendees:
100% said the training was brilliant or good & two thirds had started their first group within 2 weeks of attending the first session!
“The Friendship Group training was the best thing I have been to since my time working in schools. The sessions are going very well and the children love it”
“Having set activities that I could refer back to. Having a structure / resources which were also flexible and allows us to talk around the issues that arise. Having an instructor / someone to feedback any issues to”
“The actual content of the course / friendship group. Good interesting thought provoking activities”
“I liked that it gives the child a better understanding of what a good friend is and that is ok to have a different opinion”
“It was practical so it gave me an insight of what to expect and how to deal with it. It was really helpful to have all the resources to refer to and to use which made it really simple to set the group up”