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Welcome to our new Creative Arts & Progression Worker Sara Turrill!

Sara will be focused developing partnerships with arts and environmental organisations in Bristol, to develop opportunities for Imayla's children, young people and families to get involved in! If you are interested in working with us please contact

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Positive Behaviour Management Training

Effective strategies for managing groups & individuals at home & away

This half-day was run at St Werburgh’s City Farm’s Boiling Wells outdoor site.  It formed an add-on training to the Getting Out There training to build confidence in managing challenging behaviour when taking groups of disadvantaged young people away.  The training included:

  • ·       The causes of challenging behaviour
  • ·       A structural approach to the management of behavior
  • ·       Skills in relation to one-to-one work
  • ·       Management of staff & groups on residential programmes
  • ·       Positive behaviour management strategies

The programme is designed to support workers to respond appropriately to challenge whilst developing young people’s strengths and emotional intelligence.

The 17 participants included youth workers, play workers, community workers, drugs workers, workshop leaders, museum workers, community arts leaders, facilitators & residential care home staff.

The trainers were STEVE WILKINSON, a qualified social worker with over 15 years of front line youth work experience including youth crime prevention and JOEL RUTTER who has over 12 years’ experience teaching children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Participants fed back that they had gained a better understanding of behaviour and a range of skills for sound planning and effective intervention.  They were also pleased to be introduced to the potential use of this natural site within the city for leading groups, training or performances.