Almost 70 staff in Scotland recently completed expert Choice Theory training to help them support young people in the best possible way in an ever-changing world.

The Trust received funding from YouthLink Scotland’s National Voluntary Youth Organisation Support Fund to complete the course, which focused on how to apply choice theory concepts to a world with COVID-19 lockdown and in working face to face and virtually.

The Introduction in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy with Young People training was rolled out to 66 members of The Trust’s Operations team in Scotland who have had to quickly adapt to new ways of working and supporting young people online since lockdown was introduced.

Phoebe Codona, Operations Executive said: “I really enjoyed taking part in the Choice Theory Training. I enjoyed the pace of the sessions and I found that the layout of the training taking place over a number of weeks gave me time to fully comprehend the theories that were covered.

I enjoyed working with different colleagues in the training sessions, especially those colleagues not working directly with young people as it helped me to understand how different aspects of choice theory can be applied to many different scenarios. Taking part in Choice Theory training has allowed me to grow and expand my strengths as a youth worker. I now feel more confident using self-reflection tools with young people and I feel more capable of helping young people to make plans to regain control and direction.

 All staff across Scotland are required annually to complete ‘Introduction to Childrens Rights’ under the UNCRC. For more information you can access the training tool found here.