NOTA Wales Conference 2018

26th April – Cardiff

NOTA Wales is holding it annual conference day this month in Cardiff

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Prof. Tony Ward & Dr Angela Eke will be keynoting!

More info – here.  To book – go here.  For workshop info – go here.

Hope to see you there!  :0)

Engaging with Disengaged Children & Young People

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Medica CPD are hosting this conference – I’ll be speaking at it.

Click for information – here.

On the same day I’m facilitating  a half day course: Through New Eyes:  WHERE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR COMES FROM & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

For more info on that, click – here.

Hope to see you, if you’re able!  :0)

Harmful Sexual Behaviour webinars – FREE!

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Neari Press is holding several FREE webinars this year on issues related to harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.

These are top-notch events that I recommend highly. For more info click here.

New Directions in Sex Offender Treatment

The Centre for Applied Psychology and the University of Birmingham have announced their 2018 conference – New Directions in Sex Offender Treatment.

I’ll be there (doing a slot on day 2).

For details go here. To download the flyer click here.

Great little film about autism…

It’s great for explaining the basics and raising awareness of the challenges and delights of being autistic…

Really good for use with kids, parents and in training – and it’s free. Enjoy!

Training opportunity…

Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Changing the Way We See It…

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Training with Jonny Matthew – sponsored by the National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation

11th May 2017 – Derby

For more information click here.

What makes a good trainer? 2

How to be better...

Ever been on training and wished you were somewhere else?  Me too.

In our last blog on this subject, we looked at what it is about the trainer themselves that makes us like them.

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Today, I want to look a bit more at what it is that trainers do, that makes them good.

6 things that good trainers do…

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NOTA Wales 2016

One Day Spring Conference on 22 April in Newport...

This year’s NOTA Wales Spring Conference is going to be a cracker!

We have David Prescott heading the event for us – he’ll be talking about feedback informed treatment…

NOTA Wales 2016


David PrescottDavid Prescott…

David is our keynote speaker this year. He is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and practitioners on assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma.

He has produced 13 different book projects as well as numerous articles, academic papers and book chapters.

David currently serves as Director of Professional Development and as a Clinical Director of Beckett Family Services in the U.S.

His subject this year: feedback informed treatment and answering delegates’ questions!

Here are the details…

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The ANW are holding their annual conference in Newport on the 17 June.  Title: “Attachment, Adolescents & Adolescence: Young People Looked After, Adopted, or Edge of Care”

For more info click – here.  To book – click here.

Cost: £100 (members £80)  Hope to see you there!  Cheers, J.