This is a precious time when SYC staffers gather for a few days each January to pray, worship and create together as we prepare for the year ahead. SYC movement members are also welcome to join us for some or all of the retreat. This year we are back at the wonderful House of Bread @ the Mill in Burbington. If you haven’t been with us there before, you can have a preview on their website by clicking here.
Capturing the Voice of Reading’s Young People in a Conversation about our community and the effects of violent crime.
The Reading ROC conversation has been commissioned by the Home Office as part of a nationwide initiative to address the causes of violent crime and mobilise local communities to deliver relevant responses within their unique context.
Young people are especially impacted by and vulnerable to violent crime and its related issues. A conversation in Reading that didn’t include the voices of our young people would be woefully inadequate; therefore we are making sure that this doesn’t happen.
Young People in Conversation about their Community and the Effects of Violent Crime.
The Aims of this Webinar:
- To create platforms and opportunities through which young people can have their say.
- To listen and take on board what the young people share, and faithfully representing it in the ongoing conversations with other sections of the community.
- To facilitate creative action by young people and others in the community, that will address issues raised by the young people.
Our panelists are a mixture of young people and people who work with young people.
Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 individuals, groups or classes participating in each conversation in this way!
Building a family that thrives
The Families Course covers eight key areas of family relationships and forms a framework to build a healthy, strong and loving family life – whatever your family looks like. Here are the highlights from our first family life in lockdown series! If you would like to watch the whole episode click here. This was a part of a series of webinars we did on life in lockdown. For the whole series of webinars click here.
Sessions include presentations by trained Families Course educators, discussion and sharing of ideas to equip families at all stages.
Our next course will be delivered over eight weeks, one evening a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes each time. It will start on 4th February 2021 and finish on 25th March 2021.
“I’m feeling more empowered to know what I’m doing… hold boundaries without thinking the kids won’t like me and be more conscious of stopping and listening.” ~ Course participant
Session One: Foundations for Families – who was significant to you when you were growing up? Often it was someone who listened and cared but also had clear boundaries. Every family needs a firm foundation, values that last and reasons for the rules.
Session Two: Building Nurturing Skills – research shows that children who have a warm loving relationship with the adults in their lives will be more resilient and better equipped for hard times. This session presents practical ways to help children feel loved, heard, valued and reach their potential.
Session Three: Understanding Ages and Stages – when we know what is “normal” at a particular age and stage, it can lower our stress levels. This understanding enables us to better care for children and draw appropriate boundaries.
Session Four: Being Positive – when we notice the good things children do, it powerfully affects their behaviour! We all love genuine encouragement and specific praise. Our children will blossom when we expect the best and catch them doing good!
Session Five: Building Honest Relationships – honesty can really improve our family life! When it is safe to be real with each other, relationships grow. We want home to be a place where kids love to be, with people they can trust.
Session Six: Independence – every child is on a journey to independence and it’s not always smooth! We can help by watching and listening carefully. Is their behaviour a testing of boundaries or a cry for help and support?
Session Seven: Dealing with Conflict – unfortunately, quarrels and fights are a normal part of family life. There are ways to deal with conflict that will lessen the hurt and stress and give kids tools for life.
Session Eight: Discipline – can we maintain clear consistent boundaries? Is it possible to carry out consequences yet still communicate our love and support? It may take some work but the benefits to family life are worth the effort!
To book your place on this course there are three options for you: complete the online form below, call us on 0118 931 4747 or email email@example.com
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