Provides additional training for Learning Support Assistants, providing them with targeted support for pupils with a range of needs related to emotional wellbeing. This trainer’s manual will provide everything that is necessary to set up a support programme, incorporating a psychological framework around areas of need and developing confidence in school staff to support the emotional needs of their pupils.
The manual includes PowerPoint training presentations with slide notes for presenters, supporting documents and printable handouts for delegates; all materials are included on the accompanying CD-ROM. The training presentations include:
• An introduction to emotional literacy
• Active listening skills for ELSAs
• Raising emotional awareness
• Social Skills
• Friendship Skills
• Understanding and managing anger
• Social communication difficulties
• Therapeutic stories.
The book links in with Emotional Wellbeing: An Introductory Handbook, by the same authors, which was created specifically to reflect the ELSA training programme.
The ELSA Training Manual will allow you to replicate a highly respected intervention programme that has been shown to make a real difference to the everyday lives of young people.