Boys Development Project
320 Commercial Way, Peckham, London SE15 1QN
0207 732 9409

A brief update of the ABC and related initiatives

We have recently completed the delivery of a training course in London for a further 20 professionals and we are about to start another in Lancashire.

See below for details of upcoming training.


Do you want to be able to deliver a course to mothers about their 0-5 year-old sons?

The About Boys Course ABC 0-5, is a 4 session (8 hour) programme targeting mothers who have sons. We are now offering a four-day accredited course for those wanting to deliver the ABC [0-5].

The programme aims to give mothers more understanding of their son's development and behaviour; a series of techniques to provide their sons with boundaries and discipline and more confidence in supporting their sons through difficulties they might encounter.

Mothers have responded very well to the programme and both internal and external evaluations suggest we have a programme that enables mothers to learn a lot about their sons and parenting, without feeling judged. [We can send you the internal and external evaluations of the programme and the booklet that mothers are given, on request].

This four day course contains the following:

Day 1 - Boys development and gender differences for 0-5's

Days 2 and 3 - About Boys Course ABC and its contents (the course will be delivered to participants and we will look at how and why it works)

Day 4 - This will involve participants rehearsing and practicing the course content.

Practice-based learning will include a recorded conversation with a mother and son and the testing of a range of techniques and approaches that are an important part of the ABC. After day 4 participants are expected to recruit for, deliver and evaluate a course on their own which is part of the accreditation process.

Expected outcomes for course participants

•  An increased understanding of issues related to boys development and behaviour and how to get the best out of boys;

•  Increased confidence in working with boys and their parents;

•  A range of strategies to offer mothers in getting the best from their experience of using the pack of materials and session plans to deliver the About Boys Course

Who is the course for?

Practitioners who already have some knowledge of boys development and behaviours; who already have some experience of working with boys and mothers; who are willing and able to teach parents about boys and not about parenting. Course participants will need to carry out practice-based learning and deliver a course, so either will need to be working in, or have access to a suitable venue and project.

Accreditation

The course is accredited and those that complete the course and receive a pass will be able to deliver the About Boys Course ABC using the course materials.

Venue will be in Central London
Course dates: 18th and 19th March, then the 22nd and 23rd April 2013. Each day will run from 10am to 4pm.

The cost of the accredited training is £490 (which includes refreshments; marking and comments on assignments; the accreditation process and all handouts).

To apply, complete the application form here as soon as possible (places are limited to 20), and email to: tlloyd@boysdevelopmentproject.org.uk


Do you want to be able to deliver a course to mothers about their 5-11 year-old sons?

The About Boys Course ABC 5-11, is a 4 session (8 hour) programme targeting mothers who have sons. We have delivered this programme with Primary Schools targeting parents with boys. We are now offering a four-day accredited course for those wanting to deliver the ABC [5-11].

The programme aims to give mothers more understanding of their son's development and behaviour; a series of techniques to provide their sons with boundaries and discipline and more confidence in supporting their sons through difficulties they might encounter.

Mothers have responded very well to the programme and both internal and external evaluations suggest we have a programme that enables mothers to learn a lot about their sons and parenting, without feeling judged. [We can send you the internal and external evaluations of the programme and the booklet that mothers are given, on request].

This four day course contains the following:

Day 1 - Boys development and gender differences for 5-11's

Days 2 and 3 - About Boys Course ABC and its contents (the course will be delivered to participants and we will look at how and why it works)

Day 4 - This will involve participants rehearsing and practicing the course content.

Practice-based learning will include a recorded conversation with a mother and son and the testing of a range of techniques and approaches that are an important part of the ABC. After day 4 participants are expected to recruit for, deliver and evaluate a course on their own which is part of the accreditation process.

Expected outcomes for course participants

  • An increased understanding of issues related to boys development and behaviour and how to get the best out of boys;
  • Increased confidence in working with boys and their parents;
  • A range of strategies to offer mothers in getting the best from their experience of using the pack of materials and session plans to deliver the About Boys Course

Who is the course for?

Practitioners who already have some knowledge of boys development and behaviours; who already have some experience of working with boys and mothers; who are willing and able to teach parents about boys and not about parenting. Course participants will need to carry out practice-based learning and deliver a course, so either will need to be working in, or have access to a suitable venue and project.

Accreditation

The course is accredited and those that complete the course and receive a pass will be able to deliver the About Boys Course ABC using the course materials.

Venue will be close to Central London
Course dates: 24th and 25th April and the 22nd and 23rd May 2013. Each day will run from 10am to 4pm.

The cost of the accredited training is £490 (which includes refreshments; marking and comments on assignments; the accreditation process and all handouts).

To apply, complete the attached application form as soon as possible (places are limited to 20), and email to: tlloyd@boysdevelopmentproject.org.uk


Top-up accreditation for 5-11 ABC (for those already accredited for the 0-5)

This one day course will enable those that have already been accredited to run the ABC 0-5, to run courses for those mothers with sons that are 5-11 years of age.

While much of the approach and issues are similar to the 0-5 course, mothers bring a range of different concerns about their son's development and the mother's confidence in addressing the issues are noticeably lower, the older their sons are.

The training will concentrate on boy's development [5-11]; common issues that mothers bring to the courses and additional techniques for mothers to use with their sons. Some of the session content changes, so for example, the last session focus on boy's achievement rather than preparing them for school.

You will leave the course with:

•  An increased understanding of issues related to boys' development and behaviour (5-11);

•  Increased confidence in working with boys and their mothers;

•  A range of strategies to offer mothers the optimum way of getting the best from their sons;

•  Experience of using the pack of materials and session plans to deliver the About Boys Course.

After the long training day (9-6) there will be the following requirements:

Assignment 1 - Recorded (written) structured conversation with a mother about her son (aged 9-11);

Assignment 2 - Recording and reflection on what happened when at least six of the programmes techniques were tried with boys 9-11.

To plan, promote, deliver and evaluate a course with at least 6 mothers finishing the course and all pro forma evaluation forms completed (the same paperwork as the 0-5 course).

Evaluation form completed for the one days training (after you have delivered the course to mothers).

So no big assignment, unless you really want to!!!

The next top-up day will be on the 28th February 2013, from 9-6 and will be held in Central London, lunch will not be provided, but refreshments will be. The cost for this course will be 250 and includes the training day; all assignments marked; the accreditation process and all hand-outs.

For further information on any of the courses described above, contact:
Trefor Lloyd
Boys Development Project
320 Commercial Way
Peckham
London SE15 1QN  
0207 732 9409 or 07788781759
www.boysdevelopmentproject.org.uk


List of accredited trainers to deliver the About Boys Course 0-5.

Ria Anderson - Bexley Rachael Haslam - Herts Chloe Ralph-Harding - Kent
Kathryn Bastow - Preston Lauren Hall - Herts Asja Raskovic - Barnet
Rubsana Begum Abdullah - Herts Zoe Hier - Herts Carol Richardson - Herts
Stephney Bent - Southwark Clare Hudson - Lambeth Gillian Ridsdale - Preston
Maggie Benton - Herts Jane Jackson - Herts Barbara Rogers - Herts
Lorraine Boocock - Hull Andrea Kelly - Herts Chris Scade - Lewisham
Clarice Booth - Wandsworth Nicola Jones - North East Tracie Slade - Herts
Vicky Brooker - Herts Julie Lannon - Herts Seka Sokic - Westminster
Joanne Burgess - Herts Rachel Lucken - Herts Sue Spinks - Greenwich
Lydia Christensen - Herts Sonia McPherson - Wandsworth Debbie Stewart - Herts
Stephanie Cooper - Herts Jennifer McStravick - Herts Lisa Szirtes - Herts
Ruth Crowland - Essex Lesley McMillan - Northumbria Anita Taylor - Herts
Lynn Dancer - Newcastle Donna Marsden - Herts Marilyn Tilbrook - Greenwich
Kerri Debbling - Kent Carolyn Martin - Southwark Caroline Vine Lott - Herts
Michael Dolling - Norwich Teresa Matcham - Herts Michelle Waring - Preston
Olivia Donkar - Southwark Kay Mills - Newcastle Denise Watts - Manchester
Juliet Eve - Herts Tania Mijica-Romero - Wandsworth Gary Wells - Bexley
Caroline Evans - Herts Claire Murrey - Herts Angela Welsh - Herts
Pat Everett - Herts Sally Murrow - Wandsworth Pippa West - Herts
Helen Fazacherley - Preston Jayne Myatt - Preston Rose Worron - Hillingdon
Sandra Finley - Preston Mojisola Oderinwale - Wandsworth Helen Wroe - Lambeth
Susan Gallager - Preston Mary Plow - Herts Anne Graham - Herts
Gerry Hanna - Herts Clare Powell - Hampshire Neelam Rahi - Tower Hamlets
Kathryn Puddy - Herts

List of accredited trainers to deliver the About Boys Course 5-11

Wendy Bennett - Herts Ruth Crowland - Essex Kerri Debling - Kent
Michael Dolling - Norwich Sarah Ellis - Herts Sharon Hopkins - Essex
Jacqueline Jenkins - Tower Hamlets Liz Lynch - Essex Jo McEwan - Lewisham
Jo Maher - Herts Chloe Ralph-Harding Natalie Tillett -
Caroline Vine-Lott - Herts Karen Ward - Tower Hamlets Denise Watts - Manchester