Children are important in church families and churches often have their own programs set up for children. The activities in these programs are generally run by volunteers who are highly committed to children but have little formal training in education or child care. Managing groups of children, especially if the groups include children who have learning differences or behavioural difficulties, can be tricky.
Inclusion4all offers bespoke training to churches to help those teaching in Sunday School, holding holiday clubs or leading children’s activities to become more effective in managing groups of children.
Training can also be given to help church workers understand disabilities better and develop strategies for making church activities more inclusive. Topics available for training sessions include: planning for children with poor attention skills; understanding autistic spectrum disorder; teaching Bible stories to mixed ability groups; how to use rewards and sanctions effectively; working with multi-lingual groups.
Training sessions can take place in evenings or at weekends, if this is more convenient than during the day.
Inclusion4all can also offer specific advice to a church group. If you are unsure about whether you are really understanding and meeting the children’s needs effectively in your group and you would like some confidential advice, then Inclusion4all is able to offer you a consultation service. This would typically include an hour’s observation of your group, followed by an hour’s feedback and discussion. Other arrangements are possible.
Please contact me for more information.
Psalm 139: 14
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”