AIM Organised Training Courses

The AIM Project organises and hosts AIM training courses throughout the year, where places on the courses are sold individually. This is to facilitate individuals or small teams who wish to do AIM training, but it is not economically viable for them to commission a training course Twice a year the AIM organised training takes place over one week, offering several of our courses over the period of that week, making it more economical on travel and accommodation costs for individuals and small teams. They are held at different places in the UK, primarily London, Bristol and Manchester The AIM organised training also allows us to put on additional courses when needed to address the demand for some of our most popular courses. These we try and locate geographically close to the areas of demand

We advertise our AIM organised courses on our news and events section of our website, so keep an eye on that for new courses coming through. Details of the courses can also be found below Spaces are available to book on our next AIM Organised Training Courses, please have a look at the course details and complete the booking form at the bottom of this page. If the course has sold out, please complete the booking form to register your interest in future courses

12th and 13th April 2021 AIM and NSPCC Technology Assisted HSB Practice Guidance Training *Via Zoom (SOLD OUT)

Two Day Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour (TA-HSB) Guidance Training Course 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced practitioners in social work, youth offending and specialist providers, who need to have at least a basic understanding of concerning sexual behaviours, gained through AIM or NSPCC foundation courses, or relevant practice experience, which ideally includes working with technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour on their case loads
A separate one day Basic Awareness Course on TA-HSB will be available for practitioners who would benefit from having an understanding of the subject, but may not be involved in assessments or direct work, as well those practitioners who wish to go on to take our advanced courses.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in understanding how technology can facilitate harmful sexual behaviours. It is drawn from and complements the AIM & NSPCC Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour (TA-HSB) guidance (Allotey & Swann 2019) and has been designed to help practitioners to formulate judgements about risk in the context of concerns arising from an adolescent’s technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviours (TA-HSB) and the development of safety plans.
This training provides the understanding from research and practice on these types of behaviours and gives guidance on how the model works. It highlights the nuances in practice that workers may face and helps to develop analytical skills in relation to TA-HSB.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have an understanding of current research findings regarding technology assisted sexual harm
(ii) Know how to collect and collate relevant information regarding TA-HSB
(iii) Learn how to develop a case formulation
(iv) Be confident in establishing safety plans

19th and 20th April 2021 AIM Assessment for Children under 12s who display HSB *Via Zoom (SOLD OUT)

Two day Course on AIM Under 12s Assessment Model for Children who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviours (Online)
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with children under the age of 12 years, who are presenting with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.
This includes Practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM Under 12s Assessment on a child under 12 years old and developing targeted safety plans for them and their families.
This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing problematic and harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for children.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM Under 12s model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM Under 12s model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance on how AIM Under 12s is used in practice should be provided through the practitioner’s line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM Under 12s assessment
(ii) Have an understanding of why younger children display problematic / harmful sexual behaviours
(iii) Know the relevant information to collect and have been able to analyse this to develop a profile of the child, their family and context using the AIM Under 12s Assessment model.
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM Under 12s assessment profile

19th and 20th April 2021 AIM 3 Assessment for Adolescents and HSB *Via Zoom (SOLD OUT)

 AIM3 Assessment Model Training 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with adolescents with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). This includes practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist HSB Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM3 Assessment with a young person. This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for young people.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM3 model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM3 model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance about how AIM3 is used in practice should be provided through the practitioners’ line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM3 assessment
(ii) Know the relevant information to collect and collate re HSB
(iii) Be able to analyse the relevant information to develop a profile of the young person, their family and context using the AIM3 model
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM3 assessment profile

12th May 2021 Foundation Awareness of HSB (SOLD OUT)

One Day Foundation Awareness Online Course
Target audience
This course is targeted at caseworkers who are new to this area of work, youth workers, social care staff and foster carers who care for children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour (HSB)
Course Aim
HSB can provoke considerable anxiety in parent/carers and professionals. This one day course aims to demystify this whole area of work, increase awareness and empower carers and professionals to use transferable skills when managing children and young people who present with HSB.
The training will provide professionals with a theoretical background about the development of sexual behaviour problems, and guidance on what works.
It will also consider the impact on adults who are trying to manage a child or young person displaying HSB.
Learning Outcomes
– Increased confidence in responding to and managing HSB
– Increased insight into staff support and care
– An understanding of the theoretical background to the development of sexual behaviour problems

24th and 25th May 2021 AIM 3 Assessment for Adolescents and HSB *Via Zoom (SOLD OUT)

 AIM3 Assessment Model Training 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with adolescents with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). This includes practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist HSB Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM3 Assessment with a young person. This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for young people.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM3 model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM3 model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance about how AIM3 is used in practice should be provided through the practitioners’ line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM3 assessment
(ii) Know the relevant information to collect and collate re HSB
(iii) Be able to analyse the relevant information to develop a profile of the young person, their family and context using the AIM3 model
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM3 assessment profile

8th June 2021 Education Training

Understanding and Managing Sexually problematic/harmful behaviours within Education Settings
Target Audience
This course is for experienced designated safeguarding staff in educational settings who have had the requisite training, knowledge and skills to undertake the role of designated (or deputy designated) safeguarding lead within their setting and for those in Education safeguarding support services
Course Aim
The aim of this 1 day AIM education course is to increase awareness and confidence of designated safeguarding leads in schools and colleges and education support staff in identifying, responding to and managing problematic and harmful sexual behaviours exhibited by children and young people
Objectives
• Provide delegates with information from research and practice.
• Provide delegates with information of the legal roles and professional responsibilities in the context of children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour.
• Demonstrate how the AIM checklists can support practice for developing an understanding of sexual behaviours and keeping them in perspective.
• Provide a template for a risk assessment and management plan (RAMP) within the education setting.
• Consider specific management issues in education, such as supervision, exclusions, supporting the victim, dealing with internet/social media etc.
• Look at appropriate individual work in education settings

24th - 25th June 2021 AIM 3 Assessment for Adolescents and HSB *Via Zoom SOLD OUT

 AIM3 Assessment Model Training 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with adolescents with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). This includes practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist HSB Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM3 Assessment with a young person. This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for young people.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM3 model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM3 model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance about how AIM3 is used in practice should be provided through the practitioners’ line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM3 assessment
(ii) Know the relevant information to collect and collate re HSB
(iii) Be able to analyse the relevant information to develop a profile of the young person, their family and context using the AIM3 model
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM3 assessment profile

1st/2nd July 2021 2 day AIM Restorative Practice and HSB course *Via Zoom

Two Day AIM Restorative Practice and Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Target audience

This two-day course is primarily targeted at experienced restorative practitioners working either in the criminal justice system or in the context of a child safeguarding/therapeutic environment.

Participants may have only a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, but ideally should have practice experience in the field of restorative work with cases defined by the RJC Practice Guidance as ‘Sensitive and Complex’. This would equate to practitioners at an intermediate or advanced level or be managing staff at that level.

Course Aim

This two-day course will enable participants to have a clear understanding of restorative practices and their use in sensitive and complex cases which involve harmful sexual behavior. It is based on the body of research and practice experience contained in the AIM Restorative Practice and HSB (Mercer 2020) and participants will need access to that guidance in order to complete the training.

Theoretical perspectives, up to date research, the use of appropriate assessment and practice exercises in shaping preparation will be covered. The course will employ a mixture of training methods, including direct input, small group exercises, case studies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have:

  • An understanding of the AIM Restorative Practice and Harmful Sexual Behaviour Guidance (Mercer 2020) and how to apply the Assessment model to assist in shaping preparation and ensure the delivery of suitable and safe restorative practice in harmful sexual behaviour cases
  • An understanding of the ‘The AIM Approach’ to Restorative Practice and HSB
  • An understanding of the characteristics of those who sexually harm, those who have been harmed and the relational context between them
  • An understanding of the theoretical and principles underpinning this work
  • An understanding of trauma informed practice and how it is applicable to HSB cases
  • An understanding of the impact of intra-familial HSB

An understanding of the issues around engaging with a wider professional network in Restorative Practice and HSB work

5th - 6th July 2021 AIM Intervention for Adolescents and HSB *Via Zoom *Limited places available *Both days must be completed

Two Day AIM Intervention Course
Working with young people who display harmful sexual behavior
Target audience
This course is targeted at professionals from Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist providers, who are working with young people presenting with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, gained through attending our foundation courses, and/or possibly AIM3 training which is not a requirement but preferable as terminology will be familiar, or relevant practice experience of HSB cases. There is also a requirement that the participants have experience of complex assessment work and/or direct work with children and young people. Participants need to have Access to and some knowledge of the platform chosen for delivery of training, notably MS Teams.
Due to the subject matter, a safe space in which to undertake this training with minimal interruptions, where possible, is required. This is pertinent to those working from home, particularly with children present.
Course Information
During these unprecedented times and whilst we are adapting to Covid-19, we are offering our Intervention training online. Participants will also be asked to do some preparation for day two that includes reading material provided in advance, as well as reflecting on some of their own cases.
Both days offer a degree of participant involvement that is both interactive and invites them to consider how they may apply theory, tools and practice to their intervention with young people and adults around them. Participants will be involved in developing plans for intervention and invited to consider and analyse change throughout. Day One sets the four-stage Framework in place, whilst Day Two looks to build the intervention skills and tools required to complete the work.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in working with young people with harmful sexual behaviours, and their families.
It is based on the AIM Intervention Guidance (Guilhermino & McCarlie 2019) which is designed to complement the AIM3 assessment and case formulation outcome. The AIM Intervention guidance offers a four-stage intervention framework based on current research and theory. This dovetails with the young person’s profile developed within the AIM3 Assessment Model. The assessment will have identified areas of work for both the young person and the adults around them. It is recognised that adults supporting the young person have a dual role managing safety and building the young person’s resilience. The Intervention Guidance therefore offers a comprehensive systemic approach to intervention.
The Intervention Guidance is not a manualised approach. Practitioners will be using the information from the assessment to determine the level and type of intervention the young person and adults require to facilitate change.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
Develop confidence and competence in using the AIM Intervention Framework to develop an intervention plan bespoke to the individual needs of a young person
Understand the need for engagement and openness with all the adults around the young person
Have an understanding of the theories and approaches underpinning the framework
Have been provided with examples of exercises for use in practice and the opportunity to try these out

12th - 13th July 2021 AIM 3 Assessment for Adolescents and HSB *Via Zoom (SOLD OUT)

 AIM3 Assessment Model Training 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with adolescents with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). This includes practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist HSB Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM3 Assessment with a young person. This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for young people.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM3 model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM3 model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance about how AIM3 is used in practice should be provided through the practitioners’ line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM3 assessment
(ii) Know the relevant information to collect and collate re HSB
(iii) Be able to analyse the relevant information to develop a profile of the young person, their family and context using the AIM3 model
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM3 assessment profile

5th - 6th September 2021 AIM Supervising HSB Practice *Via Zoom

AIM Supervising HSB Practice 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are supervising staff who are working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB).
This includes supervisors/managers in Social Care, Youth Justice and other Specialist HSB Providers.   Participants will preferably have a good understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at AIM3 assessment model training or through relevant practice experience.
Due to the subject matter, a safe space in which to undertake this training with minimal interruptions, where possible, is required. This is pertinent to those working from home, particularly with children present.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in supervising staff. This training provides the supervisor with the skills to offer effective, reflective supervision to support their staff in developing their skills in analysing harmful sexual behavior, creating profiles of risk and need and developing, through case formulation, effective safety plans and effective intervention.
This course will also focus on the challenges and impact on staff welfare when working with HSB and how to support this.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop participants will:
  • Have an overview of supervision, it’s purpose and importance
  • Understand factors which are relevant to HSB assessment and intervention in relation to AIM3 assessment and interventions
  • Learn the importance of critically reflective supervision and developing staff resilience and supporting staff welfare
  • Have the opportunity to rehearse core supervisory skills in relation to HSB

14th - 15th September 2021 AIM 3 Assessment for Adolescents and HSB *Via Zoom (SOLD OUT)

 AIM3 Assessment Model Training 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with adolescents with harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). This includes practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist HSB Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM3 Assessment with a young person. This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for young people.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM3 model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM3 model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance about how AIM3 is used in practice should be provided through the practitioners’ line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM3 assessment
(ii) Know the relevant information to collect and collate re HSB
(iii) Be able to analyse the relevant information to develop a profile of the young person, their family and context using the AIM3 model
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM3 assessment profile

28th and 29th September 2021 AIM Assessment for Children under 12s who display HSB *Via Zoom

Two day Course on AIM Under 12s Assessment Model for Children who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviours (Online)
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced professionals who are working with children under the age of 12 years, who are presenting with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.
This includes Practitioners in Social Care, Youth Offending and Specialist Providers.
Participants should have a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, either gained through attendance at our foundation courses or through relevant practice experience.
In addition, participants also need to have practice experience of complex assessments generally and ideally some experience of assessments of sexual behaviours.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in completing an AIM Under 12s Assessment on a child under 12 years old and developing targeted safety plans for them and their families.
This training provides the practitioner with skills in analyzing problematic and harmful sexual behaviour to create profiles of risk and need and develop through case formulation, effective safety plans.
Competency Requirement Please note: We have introduced a competency requirement for this course, to increase the quality of assessments undertaken and improve the impact on outcomes for children.
Participants will be expected to complete a case study at the end of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of the AIM Under 12s model and their potential ability to implement their learning from the course into practice.
If successful, the participants will then be certified as competent and approved by AIM to use the AIM Under 12s model. This certificate will be valid for a period of three years after which time a refresher course should be undertaken.
Post course, quality assurance on how AIM Under 12s is used in practice should be provided through the practitioner’s line management.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have competence in undertaking an AIM Under 12s assessment
(ii) Have an understanding of why younger children display problematic / harmful sexual behaviours
(iii) Know the relevant information to collect and have been able to analyse this to develop a profile of the child, their family and context using the AIM Under 12s Assessment model.
(iv) Have confidence in developing safety and intervention plans responsive to the AIM Under 12s assessment profile

4th - 5th October 2021 AIM and NSPCC Technology Assisted HSB Practice Guidance Training (TA-HSB)

Two Day Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour (TA-HSB) Guidance Training Course 
Target audience
This course is targeted at experienced practitioners in social work, youth offending and specialist providers, who need to have at least a basic understanding of concerning sexual behaviours, gained through AIM or NSPCC foundation courses, or relevant practice experience, which ideally includes working with technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour on their case loads
A separate one day Basic Awareness Course on TA-HSB will be available for practitioners who would benefit from having an understanding of the subject, but may not be involved in assessments or direct work, as well those practitioners who wish to go on to take our advanced courses.
Course Aim
This two-day course aims to develop practice confidence and competence in understanding how technology can facilitate harmful sexual behaviours. It is drawn from and complements the AIM & NSPCC Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour (TA-HSB) guidance (Allotey & Swann 2019) and has been designed to help practitioners to formulate judgements about risk in the context of concerns arising from an adolescent’s technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviours (TA-HSB) and the development of safety plans.
This training provides the understanding from research and practice on these types of behaviours and gives guidance on how the model works. It highlights the nuances in practice that workers may face and helps to develop analytical skills in relation to TA-HSB.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
(i) Have an understanding of current research findings regarding technology assisted sexual harm
(ii) Know how to collect and collate relevant information regarding TA-HSB
(iii) Learn how to develop a case formulation
(iv) Be confident in establishing safety plans

3rd November 2021 Foundation Awareness of Technology-Assisted HSB

Foundation Awareness of Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviours 
Target audience
This one-day awareness raising course has been designed for social care, youth offending, education, health staff and the third sector workforce with an introduction to how technology may play a role in harmful sexual behaviours.
It is ideal for practitioners who may not be directly involved in risk assessments, but who wish to have an up to date understanding of this subject.
Course Aim
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) acknowledges that, “no issue is more pressing for contemporary child protection than the role of the internet in facilitating child sexual abuse.”
This one-day course aims to develop professional knowledge of technology assisted harmful sexual behaviour (TA-HSB) displayed by young people, which may include sexting/youth generated sexual images, indecent images of children and pornography use.
This dynamic and interactive course will equip practitioners with an invaluable insight of the range and types of TA-HSB, and importantly how best to report and respond to these concerns.
The content will include an overview of relevant research, legislation and statutory guidance relating to TA-HSB, and will include research findings on the impact of technology-assisted child sexual abuse on children and young people.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
– Understand what types of behaviours constitutes Technology-Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour
– Know how best to respond and report TA-HSB concerns,
– Be confident in applying relevant legislation and professional guidance
– Recognise and acknowledge the impact of technology-assisted child sexual abuse on children and young people.

1st/2nd December 2021 2 day AIM Restorative Practice and HSB course *Via Zoom

Two Day AIM Restorative Practice and Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Target audience

This two-day course is primarily targeted at experienced restorative practitioners working either in the criminal justice system or in the context of a child safeguarding/therapeutic environment.

Participants may have only a basic understanding of harmful sexual behaviours, but ideally should have practice experience in the field of restorative work with cases defined by the RJC Practice Guidance as ‘Sensitive and Complex’. This would equate to practitioners at an intermediate or advanced level or be managing staff at that level.

Course Aim

This two-day course will enable participants to have a clear understanding of restorative practices and their use in sensitive and complex cases which involve harmful sexual behavior. It is based on the body of research and practice experience contained in the AIM Restorative Practice and HSB (Mercer 2020) and participants will need access to that guidance in order to complete the training.

Theoretical perspectives, up to date research, the use of appropriate assessment and practice exercises in shaping preparation will be covered. The course will employ a mixture of training methods, including direct input, small group exercises, case studies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have:

  • An understanding of the AIM Restorative Practice and Harmful Sexual Behaviour Guidance (Mercer 2020) and how to apply the Assessment model to assist in shaping preparation and ensure the delivery of suitable and safe restorative practice in harmful sexual behaviour cases
  • An understanding of the ‘The AIM Approach’ to Restorative Practice and HSB
  • An understanding of the characteristics of those who sexually harm, those who have been harmed and the relational context between them
  • An understanding of the theoretical and principles underpinning this work
  • An understanding of trauma informed practice and how it is applicable to HSB cases
  • An understanding of the impact of intra-familial HSB

An understanding of the issues around engaging with a wider professional network in Restorative Practice and HSB work

We will be adding further AIM3 Assessment courses to our AIM Organised Course diary soon, so keep an eye on this website!

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