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  • Seasons for Growth Training for Community Staff and Volunteers working in Glenrothes or Kirkcaldy 

    Created: 03/03/2022, Updated: 04/03/2022

    When: All day, Thursday 04 August 2022
    Where: TBC
    This event is being organised by Seasons for Growth Children and Young People’s Programme
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

    Seasons for Growth Children and Young People’s Programme is offering a full 2-day training event to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people (aged 6-18) who are dealing with significant life changes by:  

    • Exploring the impact of the change and loss on everyday life  
    • Learning new ways to respond to these changes 

    This free event will take place all day on Thursday 04 and Friday 05 August 2022.

    Target Audience: 

    This course is for frontline staff who work with children and young people as an additional layer of support for those who have experienced bereavement, loss or change in their lives in the areas of Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy only.


    Course attendees will become trained as Seasons for Growth Companions who can facilitate groups for children and young people in schools and community settings.   

    The Seasons for Growth Children and Young People’s Program:  

    • Supports children and young people to understand and respond well to the issues they experience as a result of death, separation, divorce or other significant change and loss in their lives.

    • Assists children and young people to understand that their feelings and other reactions are normal.  

    • Develops skills for coping, problem-solving and decision making.

    • Builds a peer support network.  

    • Helps restore self-confidence and self-esteem. 

    • Educates children and young people about the grief process. 

    Please see this Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Q&A leaflet for further information. 

    Outcome and Post-Course Assessment:

    After the 2-day training, attendees must complete the following to ensure and maintain their accreditation as SFG companions: 

    • Facilitate a group within one year of attending training. 

    • Send your group evaluations to your Trainer. 

    • Attend a Reconnector within one year of attending training. 

    • Send a request to your Trainer for accreditation. 

    • Your Trainer will send a request to Seasons for Growth National Office (The Notre Dame Centre) for your accreditation certificate, and your trainer will post this to you. 

    • Please note that once you are a registered Seasons for Growth Companion, you are required to attend a re-connector meeting at least once every two years to maintain your accreditation.  These meetings (normally 1-2 hours) provide Companions with the opportunity to learn, connect and share their Seasons for Growth experiences with other Companions. 

    Course Prerequisites:

    Before attending this course, potential attendees must complete an application form and their line-manager/supervisor must also complete an endorsement of suitability form on their behalf.   

    To sign up for the session, please complete this Microsoft Form. Spaces are limited. 

    E-mail: [email protected]
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