Jul
7
1:30 PM13:30

BIRDS IN A CAGE - The case of Ahed Tamimi and other Palestinian minors held in the Israeli prisons

Roosevelt Movement UK

Together with Israeli historian, professor and social activist, Ilan Pappe', we will be hosting an important debate whose aim is to move hearts and minds on a very sad example of failing to protect human rights: the widely reported story of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenage activist who is serving an eight-month prison sentence for having confronted an Israeli soldier, and the brutal conditions that other Palestinians minors have to endure whilst being detained in the Israeli prisons.

The event will also include the projection of parts of the exclusive interview that journalist Abby Martin did with Ahed Tamimi for Telesur, then translated by Pandora TV, and the touching performances by various artists on the topic. Members of the audience will also be able to join in the debate during the Q&A session, when they will be invited to share their own viewpoint on the subject.

For more information, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/458629644557048/ and https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birds-in-a-cage-the-case-of-ahed-tamimi-and-other-palestinian-minors-held-in-the-israeli-prison-tickets-47142094273?ref=eios&aff=eios

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Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

NHS Blood Donations

NHS Blood and Transplant will be collecting blood donations on Monday 9th July 2018 at Resource For London, between 13:00 and 19:00.

Please visit our website www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23, to check eligibility and book an appointment to donate blood

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Jul
12
2:00 PM14:00

Journey to Justice Taster Event

You are invited to a taster session to hear about the UK-wide work of Journey to Justice. We will explore how we can use this opportunity to galvanise people to take action for social justice through learning about human rights movements and the arts.

Help bring the Journey to Justice travelling exhibition programme to Islingto. The focus will be on less known stories of women, men and children's role in the UK and US civil rights movements and local struggles for freedom.

We will celebrate Islington’s human rights history and look at how we can work together in the future.

For more information on Journey to Justice go to: http://journeytojustice.org.uk/ 
Attendance is free. Get more information by emailing: mike@resourceforlondon.org
 

Sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-journey-to-justice-islington-taster- session-tickets-46320915104

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Projects Abroad

Abroad is the leading global organiser of volunteer placements operating in 30 countries across the world.

Sign up here for this Information Event to find out more: https://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/about-us/information-events/

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Witnessing resistance to “trauma” and interpersonal & political violence; a social justice approach A workshop with Vikki Reynolds

Visit www.theint.co.uk for details

In this experiential workshop Vikki presents an alternative approach to work with ‘trauma’, from an ethical stance for justice-doing, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression. This is as opposed to attending primarily to the details of the trauma, which can be re-traumatizing for both the person and the front-line worker. Resisting the neutral and medicalized language of ‘trauma’, we will name rape culture, torture and political violence, poverty and other systemic contexts of social injustice that are often hidden in individualized talk. Honouring the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their resistance to abuses of power brings forward their agency and wisdom. Locating sites of resistance, and witnessing the resistance capacities of the people we work alongside, can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other spoiled identities.

You can find many free articles and keynotes on Vikki’s website, www.vikkireynolds.ca

London:                     October 1st & 2nd 2018

 2-day attendance - £200 + VAT

1-day attendance - £110 + VAT

 It is possible to attend the first day of the two day workshop on its own, but it is not possible to attend the second day on its own.

Visit www.theint.co.uk for details

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Oct
22
1:00 PM13:00

NHS Blood Donations

NHS Blood and Transplant will be collecting blood donations on Monday 22nd October 2018 at Resource For London, between 13:00 and 19:00.

Please visit our website www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23, to check eligibility and book an appointment to donate blood

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

PAC UK - Living with an angry child

Living with an angry child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour.  Put this seminar on your ‘must attend’ calendar!

To register: https://www.pac-uk.org/training/event-registration/?ee=337

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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

NHS Blood Donations

NHS Blood and Transplant will be collecting blood donations on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at Resource For London, between 13:00 and 19:00.

Please visit our website www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23, to check eligibility and book an appointment to donate blood

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Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Relaunching Reconnect @ a Refugee Week Event

“Strengthening the Capacity of Reconnect to Support Refugees into Higher Education”

As part of the commemoration of World Refugee Week, Reconnect will relaunch its key projects to support refugees into higher education

For further information and to confirm your attendance, please contact Theodros Abraham on theodros@reconnectonline.org.uk or 0207 697 4065

 

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Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Community Agenda

What does the current climate look like for BAMER community organisations operating in London? The forum will have themed workshops and conferences, identifying the most important issues and needs of BAMER communities over the next 12 months, largely informed by the recent Integrated Communities Strategy green paper and the Mayor’s strategy for social integration. If you are a representative of a BAMER community or RMCO in London, please get in touch if you would like to be a part of the project!

Our first conference will be held on Tuesday 19th June at Resource for London. This will be a full day event which coincides with Refugee Week. We hope to use the event as an opportunity to celebrate the success stories of refugee women and to discuss the challenges that they still face.The key issues that we will be discussing, with regard to women's experiences, are:

  • Access to higher education
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • The asylum process
  • Please sign up (free) using the link below, as spaces are strictly limited.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-community-agenda-inspiration-and-resilience-voices-of-refugee-women-tickets-46563633080?aff=efbeventtix

 

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Jun
19
to Jun 21

PHOLA Workshop

Spend 2 and half day in a COURRAGE skills building workshop with Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo, a Narrative Therapist and Psychosocial Specialist from South Africa. The training is for mental health and psychosocial practitioners whose work is to support people affected by violence and abuse. COURRAGE is a counselling methodology that seeks to support women and others who have experienced trauma to reclaim a sense pride and power. 

Day One: Registration 9:00 for a 9:30 Start – End 17:00
Day Two: Registration 9:00 for a 9:30 Start – End 17:00
Day Three: Registration 09:00 for a 9:30 Start – End 14:00
Participants are expected to attend all the days.

Organisations: £345
Students: £210
Normal Fee: £320

All proceeds from the training will go towards the establishment of a PHOLA Womens Shelter to support women who have experienced violence and abuse in informal settlements in Northen Johannesburg, South Africa.

To book your seat, write to phola.org@gmail.com or Ncazelo@yahoo.com

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Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Linguistpd Workshop: ‘Looking After Ourselves With Tenderness'

Facilitated by Dr Wendy McIntosh. 

This one day workshop will focus on ways to look after ourselves as we provide care for the clients we see.

Using experiential learning (psychodrama) a number of themes will be explored during the day including Vicarious Trauma and Transference / Counter Transference. The content will be contained within the framework of professional boundaries.

Having clear boundaries with clients, family of clients, colleagues and peers is one way of looking after self. In this workshop the facilitator will integrate the importance of being tender with oneself in order to have tenderness for and with others—even when experiencing high levels of stress.

For more information: https://linguistpd.co.uk/

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Reconnect- Open Evening for Free Course

This is an invitation to an Open evening organised by Reconnect on 6th June at 6.30pm  for a free course for refugees & asylum seekers wishing to enrol into Higher Education or to participate in a Teacher Training (PGCE) Programme. The courses will be held at UCL Institute of Education.

Location for the Open Evening is Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA

Contact theodros@reconnectonline.org.uk for more information.

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Inclusion London - Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations Legal Network Meeting

At this meeting we will discuss the law on commissioning and how Deaf and Disabled people can use the law to influence the commissioning process.

For more information and registration: https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/training-and-support/powerup/view/law-commissioning-can-use-protect-services-delivered-ddpos/ 

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May
17
to May 18

PYRAMID APPROACH TO EDUCATION TRAINING

Effective Classroom Management While Meeting IEP Goals

Establish effective learning environments for all learners, reduce unwanted behaviours and meet IEP goals! The Pyramid Approach to Education is a proven and comprehensive framework for providing all learners with the setting and classroom management best suited to their unique needs and goals. Through the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), this approach provides the foundation for a positive environment for growth. The Pyramid emphasises how to teach, rather than simply what to teach, in order to maximise an individual's learning outcomes.

This rigorous two-day, 13 hour Pyramid Approach to Education Training benefits teachers, professionals and parents alike to understand the critical components that ensure successful teaching and learning. The straightforward teaching methods of the Pyramid Approach can be used to encourage independence and cooperation, improve behaviour, and reinforce learning across home, school, and the community.

For more details click here.

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May
14
9:30 AM09:30

The Community Agenda - What's next for BAMER communities?

The EOU in partnership with Resource for London are excited to be leading on a new project: the Community Agenda.

What does the current climate look like for BAMER community organisations operating in London? The forum will have themed workshops and conferences, identifying the most important issues and needs of BAMER communities over the next 12 months, largely informed by the recent Integrated Communities Strategy green paper and the Mayor’s strategy for social integration. If you are a representative of a BAMER community or RMCO in London, please get in touch if you would like to be a part of the project!

Coordinated discussion around issues facing BAMER communities over the next 12 months (speaker to be confirmed). This will form the basis of our agenda for the next year, which all participants will be invited to. An independent report will be commissioned for policy recommendations to be sent to stakeholders.

Please click here to register for tickets.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

'What's the problem?'

Playful and creative conversations with children, youngsters and adults

A 1-day workshop with Sabine Vermeire, Willem Beckers, Kris Decraemer and Mieke Faes.

From Interactie-Academie, Antwerp, Belgium.

Introducing Mister Super Spider Cool Dude dressed in Batmanclothes, The LP in my head, The Tearmonster, The Tom & Jerry affair, The Black Cloud, The Zeitgeist, The Wall of ideals and the many stories that are connected with them!

Therapists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors,… sometimes we get confronted with the limits of our regular conversations with our clients. At the same time, it seems that in case of serious problems, we are only allowed to speak and think in a serious, strict way. Some clients aren’t that verbal and can feel intimidated by the flood of words. Our questions sound like interrogations or analyses or attempts to re-educate, turning our conversations into a dance where nothing new happens. For these kind of deadlocks, the introduction of alternative languages (images, actions, drama) and materials unfold new possibilities.

In this workshop we offer a basket full of alternative and playful ways to talk about problems, dilemma’s, initiatives, responses to difficulties, local knowledge and skills. Through these different languages children, youngsters and adults get reconnected with what is valuable in their life and with who matters to them. Alternative and creative ways of working will open up different conversations to narrate stories and experiences, creating intriguing ways to explore our relations with the problems or constraints in our lives. Surprising ideas and pathways can be discovered!

Together with this workshop, we will also present the book ‘What’s the problem?’ that we created through playful conversations with our clients. We hope to meet you one of those days!

Sabine, Willem, Kris and Mieke are narrative and systemic inspired psychotherapists working at The Interactie-Academie in Antwerp, Belgium. They specialise in working with children, youngsters, adults, couples and families within marginalized positions, using creative and playful ways when speaking becomes difficult. The combination of working as psychotherapists, trainers, supervisors and authors creates a rich cross-pollination for their ongoing journey to offer counterweight for fixed, dominant and problem saturated stories.  London: April 27th 2018
Fee: £110 + VAT
(20% discount for self-funders)

 Visit www.theint.co.uk for details

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Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Truths, Half Truths and Lies - Just Kidding

Truths, Half Truths and Lies - Just Kidding

Matthew D'ancona leads a discussion dedicated to the truth, or lack of it.

 Date: Wednesday 7 March 

Time: 7pm

Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London. N7 6PA 

Lying has always been a part of human communication. But have we stopped caring about truth and started to value emotional resonance more than hard evidence? How is our sense of trust affected by this?. Just as a nation no longer trusts its politicians, a child who is lied to grows up with a general mistrust of the world and the adults who inhabit it.  The child also mistrusts the information provided by his or her own senses. These say one thing while parents or other adults say another.   

The Caspari Foundation are delighted to be joined by Guardian journalist Matthew d’Ancona whose latest book Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back considers how the art of the lie is shaking the foundations of democracy and the world as we know it. He will speak about this and what the truth means to him.  This will be followed by a discussion concerning the impact on a young person's emotional wellbeing and ability to learn, when truth has been withheld or distorted.  

Tickets are £30 per person and available on Eventbrite. Please search Caspari on www.eventbrite.co.uk. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

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Mar
7
to Mar 28

DSC Training Courses

Our charity training equips you with the latest techniques and practical guidance, giving you the confidence to get back to your work and make a real difference for those you're there for.

Wednesday 7 March – Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Do your eyes glaze over at even the slightest mention of financial information? It’s something which a lot of us can admit to, but understanding your organisations finances can vastly improve the way you work. This simple to understand course will help demystify those columns of figures and teach you the basics of financial reporting, obligations, budgets, cash, profit and loss.

Thursday 8 March – Business and Strategic Planning

This course will show you how to create an effective business or strategic plan for your organisation. You’ll learn how to think strategically, beat common problems and lots of practical business planning techniques. You’ll leave ready to create a plan guaranteed to succeed.

Thursday 13 March – Writing for Impact

This course will help you write well, whether you need to influence, inspire or inform. You’ll find out how to use narratives, examples and human interest to bring your text to life.  You’ll also compile a toolkit of techniques that you can apply to personal writing tasks in your own organisation.

Thursday 15 March – Communicating to Influence

Come to this course to explore how people’s minds work, how to appeal to others’ styles and give a clear and effective message – and how you can influence people positively.

Wednesday 21 March – NEW – Elevating your Governance: Applying the Charity Governance Code

How ready are you to apply the new Charity Governance Code – the current standard of effective governance? This course is ideal for all trustees who want a good understanding of their roles, duties and responsibilities.  All trustees need to understand the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code and how the Code applies to their current governance practices.

Wednesday 21 March – NEW – Achieving High Governance Performance through Diversity

Principle 6 of the Charity Governance Code states “the board’s approach to diversity supports its effectiveness, leadership and decision making”. This course will support boards as they develop, review or update their diversity objectives and diversify the makeup of the board.

Thursday 22 March – Personal Power in Leadership: Creating the Climate for Success

This practical course takes you through the mind-set you need to lead a team, helping you to create your own distinctive leadership style that empowers and inspires the people you work with.

Friday 23 March – Moving into Management

Making the transition from led to leader can be tough. This course will explore some of the issues involved in making the transition from staff to manager, examine what is expected of people with a management role and responsibilities, and identify qualities and actions which make an effective manager.

Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 March – Practical Project Management (ILM endorsement available)

This course introduces every aspect of good project management, including planning, budgets, people management, measuring and demonstrating success, plus much more. You’ll leave the course with the confidence to begin managing your own small projects, or to manage better those you are already involved with.

Wednesday 28 March – Increasing Corporate Support and Sponsorship

You’ll learn to distinguish between different types of corporate support and sponsorship, how to ask in the right way depending who you are approaching, and pinpointing what the corporate wants out of the relationship too. This course will increase your confidence in creating long lasting relationships with corporates.

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Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

WORKING WITH THE WHOLE: GENDERED RESPONSES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IMPACTED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE

With one in five children witnessing some form of domestic abuse and an increasing number of young people experiencing domestic abuse in their close relationships, it’s vital that children and young people are given a space to be heard and supported.

Join us in exploring the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people within a gendered analysis of violence against women and girls. Do all children and young people experience domestic abuse in the same ways? What are the existing and emerging good practices in working with children and young people affected by domestic abuse? How does domestic abuse experienced by children and young people interact with other forms of violence and abuse? How can we ensure children and young people’s voices are heard?

Confirmed speakers and workshop facilitators

 Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, Research Fellow in Violence Against Women, Durham University

 DVIP’s Yuva, Therapy and Family Court Teams

 Purple Drum (Imkaan)

 Women and Girls’ Network

 Dr Marianna Tortell, DVIP CEO

Hear from specialist services and practitioners on responding to young people’s experiences and use of violent and abusive behaviour within a feminist, gendered analysis of violence against women and girls.

Take part in interactive workshops to increase understanding of children and young people’s experiences and needs, and knowledge of specialist provision.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will also be time for networking.

Who should attend?

- Specialist young people’s practitioners, including Social Workers, Youth Workers, Teachers, Young People’s IDVAs and Support Workers

- Voluntary and community organisations working with people affected by domestic abuse

- Services that address the needs of those at risk of or experiencing VAWG

- Statutory service providers such as Safeguarding Teams, Children’s Services

- CAFCASS Officers

- Commissioners of VAWG and Young People’s services

If you have any questions, please contact Nathalie Ewing at Nathalie@dvip.org.

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