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The Diocese of Chichester

CHILDREN'S AND FAMILY WORK

Training and Resources Support for Parishes

January 2021
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LATEST UPDATE COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR CHURCHES

Link to the C of E’s ‘permitted activities’ during lockdown:
HERE

See also LATEST UPDATES FOR:
EARLY YEARS ALLIANCE
NATIONAL YOUTH AGENCY
OUT OF SCHOOL SETTINGS

A NEW YEAR * A NEW DAWN * A NEW HOPE
 
I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. This photo was taken near to where we live. During the lockdowns I have found that taking time out to walk, pray, and reflect has been so helpful. Ever since 23 March 2020 I have been using our restricted exercise time to prayer walk 4 – 5 miles each day around our city walls, in local parks, and nearby beaches. I have found the fresh air and God’s amazing creation simply inspirational. As an ordained member of the clergy, I follow the pattern of the Daily Office and the Anglican cycle of prayer plus add my own cycle of prayer to include my family, friends, my Church House colleagues, our Cathedral clergy and congregation and the staff, pupils and families in the Prebendal School where I am chaplain. I am so grateful to God for the privilege of serving in these different areas of work and for all my amazing friends and colleagues who give incredible support, care, and friendship, to me personally and to one another. I have found prayer-walking to be a good use of my hour's exercise time and also quite calming in the midst of the anxieties of the pandemic. Walking is not only good for our physical well-being but also our mental health and of course where would we be without prayer.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

As a school chaplain I was encouraged at the start of term and a new year to hear children’s thoughts around new year resolutions. Many plan to improve their studies, skills, sports, and to get fit. Mental health is also an area that I as a chaplain am involved in quite a lot.  Within my remit as the diocesan children’s and family work adviser and also within our team we are currently exploring this vital area together, especially in the midst of Covid-19 and lockdown and the impact on young people. So, this mailing focuses on a wealth of online and face to face training courses, and resources to support you in the important area of children’s mental health and well-being. I hope you find it helpful.

TRAINING COURSES IN MENTAL HEALTH FOR
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

 
My mission in life has always been to constantly review and upgrade the quality and standards of children's ministry and to encourage a life of learning, training, and professional development. In fact, it has become a necessity in today's workplace. The following courses offer several on-line stand-alone modules or more comprehensive courses on different aspects of mental health for children and young people. Some courses are free and some start from £10 pp with many offering accreditation and range from basic to masters level.  At the start of a new year you might want to consider a new course as a refresher or to add to your CV.
  

Christian Safeguarding Services
Mental Health Awareness Training courses for work with Children and Families

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Online College Courses
Training in Children’s Mental Health

Educare part of TES
Offers different on-line modules in aspects of children’s mental health

First Aid for All 
Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace for Working with Children

Future Learn – in Partnership with University of Cambridge
Young people and their mental health. (FREE course).

Kidscape – Training Courses in safeguarding, bullying awareness, peer mentoring, on-line safety.

Mental Health England
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider

MindEd
The Wellbeing for Education Return programme is a joint initiative from the Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care, Health Education England, NHS England and Public Health England.

Place2Be
Mental Health Champions Foundation Programme

The Open University
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

The Skills Network
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

TLG- Transforming Lives for Good
Emotional First Aid - FREE online training to help you spot the signs of emotional distress in children and adults, and know how to respond to them effectively.

Young Minds
Offer 15 different courses in training for children’s and young people’s mental health.
 
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN'S & YOUTH
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

A Theology of Mental Health

 
Aluminia - Free online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm.

 
Anti-Bullying Alliance

 
Childline Resources

 
Going4Growth – Downloadable Resources for mental health issues with Under 12’s; 12’s – 18’s; 18’s – 30‘s

 
Mentally Healthy Schools – Coping with Coronavirus and Effects of Lockdown

 
Methodist Church Mental Health Children Youth and Family Resources

 
Mind and Soul Foundation - Revd Will Van Der Hart; Dr Kate Middleton; Dr Rob Waller; Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya

 
Phase - is focused on our three key aims: Promote, Prevent and Support. We place the wellbeing of all young people at the heart of everything we do.

 

Scripture Union Mental Health and Well-Being Resources

 
Shuffle Mindset - A freshly updated six-week journey designed to help young people reinforce their mental health and increase their wellbeing

 

The Children’s Society – Mental Health and Well being A – Z

 
The Church of England – Mental Health Matters

 
Listen to the new child development podcasts, topics vary from child eating behaviours to child language development; how to support children with long-term medical conditions to what robots can tell us about child development. HERE

SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY
 

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Has been providing and supporting schools for centuries through the work of school chaplains. School chaplains work in all kinds of schools – those set up by the Church of England or other religious bodies, and those which have no formal connection with the church at all. For many pupils, that might be their main contact with the Church. They are there for all staff, pupils, parents, governors, and the community which the school serves, regardless of the faith or belief of those groups and individuals. Every school is different and so there is no one single model for school chaplaincy: chaplains themselves have different backgrounds, some are clergy and some are laypeople, some teach, and others do not, some combine their chaplaincy with another role, for instance leading a local church. For details
HERE
 
 

CENTRE FOR CHAPLAINCY IN EDUCATION – based in Chichester. We offer a range of courses and qualifications. We’ve partnered with Newman University to design continuing professional development that meets the needs of Chaplains in Schools, FE, and Sixth Form Colleges. Pilot introductory programme intakes for January and March 2021 for details HERE  
 
 

CHAPLAINCY CENTRAL - As Chaplains in education we contribute to the pastoral support of children and young people and help schools and colleges with the spiritual and faith development of pupils and staff.

 

CYM CENTRE FOR CHAPLAINCY
CYM has been running short courses in chaplaincy with children and young people for several years and has also published a Grove booklet on this topic. 

 

METHODIST CHURCH SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY COURSES AND RESOURCES downloadable pack.

 

MA DEGREE IN SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY – University of Chichester


SCRIPTURE UNION PRAYER AND CHAPLAINCY
 

ON-LINE TRAINING EVENTS CONFERENCES 2021
 

JUST IMAGINE with Jonny Baker

Join Jonny Baker + friends offer one-hour sessions that will help you ignite ideas, exercise your creative muscles and apply imagination to your context.This series is FREE. You just need to register here so we can send you the Zoom details. Thurs 14 Jan 8pm: Provocations; Thurs 21 Jan 8pm: Play; Thurs 28 Jan 8pm: There are no rules


PRAY FOR SCHOOLS - Interactive Zoom meeting
Wednesday 13th January - 12.30 - 13.15

DIGITAL TRAINING Courses and Resources Church of England Digital Team

HAND IN HAND Conference Online
6th February 2021

JOINED UP Conference Diocese of Sheffield - online
Saturday 6th March 2021 09.30 - 15.30

MESSY MASTERCLASS - Reimagining your Messy Church for a changing context 
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm On Zoom


BREAKING COUNTY LINES Training of Trainers Course - The Clewer Initiative
Thursday 4th, 11th and 18th March 2021


MESSY CHURCH SUMMER ESCAPE Lee Abbey, Lynton, Devon EX35 6JJ 
Monday, 26 July 2021 - 4:00pm to Sunday, 1 August 2021 - 10:00am


YOUTHSCAPE - SATELLITES - an innovative, safe, and diverse new event where young people can hear about and experience the love of God. This is a SAVE THE DATE notice: 10 - 14 August 2021


MESSY CHURCH International Conference Swanwick 20 - 22 May 2022 SAVE THE DATE DETAILS LATER

You will find lots of CHILDREN'S AND FAMILY WORK AT HOME resources contributed by leaders from across the Diocese of Chichester, leaders from the Church of England National Networks, various key organisations and publishers: HERE
HUBS

Diocese of Chichester Hubs for Youth Children's and Family Work Leaders


We now have Hubs established in the Deaneries of
Rotherfield Hastings Brighton Cuckfield Chichester Horsham East Grinstead and Worthing 

To join a Hub near you contact:

irene.smale@chichester.anglican.org

Youth Children's and Family Work 


We encourage you to visit our web site and Facebook pages for more resources

https://youth.chichester.anglican.org/
https://www.facebook.com/diochiyouth
https://twitter.com/DioChiYouth
DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING AND TRAINING ADVICE

HERE
For children's leaders continuing professional development, training, individual or group consultations, support with resources, hosting workshops and also introductory sessions to Messy Church, Godly Play, All-Age Worship, Theology of Childhood, Families and Faith, Toddler Groups, Children's Mental Health and Well-Being, and much more to support you in embracing the Diocesan Strategy, please contact me at the address below or I would be very happy to arrange a consultation via Zoom or telephone.
 
Kind regards
Irene
 REVD DR IRENE SMALE
Diocesan Children's and Families Work Advisor (Part-Time)
Chaplain to the Prebendal School Chichester
Cathedral Deacon
Lecturer in Practical Theology


Irene.smale@chichester.anglican.org
M: 07980 617 584
 
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