Welcome to the Kibble CYC-Net Webinar Series. This series of webinars running from June to December 2018 will focus on current topics in the child and youth care sector.

Our webinar presenters include: James Freeman, MA, CYC-P, Director of Training Casa Pacifica; Frank Delano, President, Professional Package Consulting Inc.; Heather Modlin, Provincial Director, Key Assets NL;  Okpara Rice, Chief Executive Officer, Tanager Place; Dr John M. Digney, National Training and Learning Development Coordinator, Tusla Children and Families Agency;  Nancy Marshall, Child and Youth Worker, Bartimaeus Inc.;  Professor Mark Smith, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee.

Our opening presenter is James Freeman, MA, CYC-P, Director of Training, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and he will be delivering two webinar sessions on “The Practice of Nurturing Touch in Care Settings” on 20 and 27 June 2018

Programme

Programme for the first session of the Kibble CYC-Net Webinar Series 

Webinar Presentation: The Practice of Nurturing Touch in Care Settings

Webinar 1: Reflections and Perspectives on Touch in Current Practice

In this session James Freeman will reflect on various perspectives on touch, examine existing professional thinking on touch and reflect on current practice using case studies.

Wednesday 20 June 2018 – 1700 BST 0900 PDT
Presented by James Freeman

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Webinar 2: An Understanding of Touch and Strategies for Healthy Touch Environments

In this session James Freeman will explore our knowledge of touch, consider classifications for types of touch and examine strategies for a healthy touch environment.

Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 1700 BST 0900 PDT
Presented by James Freeman

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About

The Kibble CYC-Net Webinar Series is aimed at social work, health care and education professionals working in the child and youth care sector.

Our presenters have wide experience in the child and youth care and education sectors. The webinars are designed to disseminate knowledge, circulate ideas and share experiences.  They are engaging and challenging and we encourage active participation from attendees with activities and tasks.

Webinar topics include:

  • The Practice of Nurturing Touch in Care Settings
  • Supervision
  • Disability Rights and the Intersection of CYC Characteristics
  • The purposeful Uses of Humour in CYC
  • Trauma 101
  • Organisational Culture and Holding Environments
  • The Nature of CYC Knowledge

Presenters

Our presenter for the first sessions of the Kibble CYC-Net Webinar Series is:

James Freeman, MA, CYC-P, Director of Training, Casa Pacifica.

James Freeman lives in southern California (USA) and is the Director of Training at Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families.

He has over 25 years of direct practice experience in education, residential, afterschool, and family camp settings. He has served at executive level on international boards and volunteers as the Editor for the International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net).

About Kibble

Kibble is one of Scotland’s oldest charities and a specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people. By providing a range of integrated services, we help build positive futures for young people with complex social, emotional and educational needs. Kibble is also one of Scotland’s biggest social enterprises and a key advocate for sustainable and ethical business models.

About CYC-Net

The main objectives of the International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net) are “to promote and facilitate reading, learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulty.” CYC-Net’s website hosts Discussion Boards, Recommended Reading Lists and the CYC-Online e-Journal.

 

Here’s some comments from webinar participants on James Freeman’s first webinar:

“Very stimulating discussion. Audio/video worked well and the interaction for a webinar was 10/10!! There was six of us today and we had a great conversation afterwards.” Ernie Hilton, Home Bridge Youth Society, Canada.
“Thanks a lot. Great materials and really enjoyed everyone’s reflections.” Gordon Main, CELCIS, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.