Calling all youth workers!

20 January 2023

Oxfordshire Youth’s annual Youth Work Conference is back and focussing on trauma-informed practice

Oxfordshire Youth’s annual youth work conference is back! This uplifting event on 28th January 2023 is a crucial opportunity to explore youth work practice in the context of young people’s trauma. Book now using the promo code “20Off” to get your £35 per ticket for £15.

The day is inspired by the extraordinary young people of the Children in Care Council. Its members have produced a deeply moving and exploratory film in partnership with Mandala Theatre Company that authentically portrays their lived experience of the care system and lives as unaccompanied refugees. Meet some of the young people involved and discuss the messages they want us to receive and the power of creativity as a tool of self expression.

The conference gives space for youth practitioners across the county to engage in critical conversations inspired by the film. Participants can also choose from workshops facilitated by four organisations from Oxfordshire Youth’s Changemaker Network.

Supporting bereaved children and young people: looking through the trauma lens SeeSaw – Lesley Duff

This session introduces the work of SeeSaw, Oxfordshire’s childhood bereavement charity, and will look at how it reflects the latest government trauma-informed practice principles.

An honest discussion around the implementation of PIE and TIC Aspire – Jessica Collins, Shelby Stapleton and Matt Leggett

An open conversation about the successes and challenges around creating a PIE/TIC environment and culture. We are still learning and experimenting and would welcome input from the group around challenges they have faced and/or successes. This will be a space where workers from different charities and companies can share their ideas and experience.

The Art of Listening COGS; The Pump House – Nikkie Horsey

During this workshop, we explore the power of truly listening to young people and how we can use what we learn through listening to help young people and to learn more about ourselves and our work.

Exploring educational experiences of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds EMBS Community College- Zahid Bhatti

We will be exploring and presenting young people’s current and previous experiences of education at EMBS and in other settings to understand how they have been impacted and to identify good practice. Participants will be presented with a number of key quotes from learners and share their thoughts and reflections.

Saturday 28th January 9.30 – 16.30, Holiday Inn, Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 8JD

Spaces are limited so book now to be part of the conversation!

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