Miss this at your peril: 5 reasons to go to NOTA 2014…

NOTA International Conference 2014 – York, U.K. Sept.10-12

Photo ©Yorkshire.com

Photo ©Yorkshire.com

Why should I go to the NOTA conference?

…because it is, quite simply, the best training opportunity in the UK for anyone who works with children and young people (and adults) with sexual behaviour problems.

Amongst other things, you can be sure to find:

  • up-to-date research
  • specialist resources
  • practice innovations and ideas
  • support from like-minded colleagues
  • opportunities to build your network, including with others from your part of the country (see the NOTA branches page for more on this)
  • 3 days off work!

So, I guess it’s time to talk to your boss or dig deep in the austerity-resistant part of your purse or wallet and get yourself booked in.

If this sounds like a bit of a hard sell, it is; for the following…

5 reasons:

  1. I have benefitted hugely from attending NOTA over the years – you will too, I’m sure
  2. The conference is in my home county of Yorkshire this year – it’s a lovely place to visit. York is truly beautiful!
  3. The work can be very challenging and draining, but there’s nothing like a few days away with people who understand, people who “get it”. In short, it’s good for the soul!
  4. There are some superb keynote speakers and workshops planned…
  5. As the field of working with this client group spreads and grows, it’s all the more important to stay in touch with bang up to date research and practice – it’s good for your clients if you go…

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If you’re convinced and want to find out more, you can email the NOTA conference booking team, or book online. Have you been to NOTA before – what did you think? Would you recommend it? Share your thoughts – leave a comment below. I hope to see you there!

A little bit about NOTA…

NOTA is the National Organisation for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and is a registered charity. Inaugurated as a National Organisation in 1991, NOTA grew from a regional network in the North West of England. Membership is open to any professional whose work concerns intervention with sexually aggressive individuals regardless of their age, race, gender or sexual preference.

With a growing multi-disciplinary membership comprised of practitioners, managers and policy makers from the public, private and voluntary sectors, NOTA is able to bring a wide variety of perspectives to intervention with sexual aggressors. (Quoted verbatim from the NOTA Website)

© Jonny Matthew 2014

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