…in collaboration with the American School of Bombay Plugged in Conference

Dates: 22 - 23 February 2019
Location: American School of Bombay, Secondary Campus, Mumbai, India

…in-depth training for those who have completed a CIS foundation workshop

  • 22 February | 08.00 - 18.30 (including evening reception)
  • 23 February | 08.00 - 17.00

There are three types of deep dive workshops which run concurrently over two days. Registrants are asked to select which deep dive workshop they wish to attend when they register.

These two-day workshops provide participants with detailed training on a narrow range of topics, providing the tools needed to move beyond compliance and to develop innovative and effective practices in the areas covered. All training is tailored to the specific needs of international school communities.

Deep Dive #1: Managing allegations of abuse in an international school community

Only open to individuals who have already attended a foundation workshop

  • Case study review; group discussion and reflection
  • Preparing for an allegation: identifying and building relationships with local agencies, reviewing policies and establishing amulti-disciplinary managing allegations team, implementing a child protection programme: policies, roles and responsibilities
  • Responding to an allegation: urgent actions; supporting and responding appropriately to victims and alleged perpetrators
  • Responding to an allegation: legal implications and conflicting duties - how to prioritise different objectives and be aware of (but not hidebound by) legal risks
  • Responding to an allegation: communicating effectively to all constituents
  • Following an allegation: steps to take to review your systems and learn lessons
  • Applying training in practice: Case study exercises and role play
Learning objectives:
  • To guide the establishment of child protection systems within schools
  • To help you to prepare for an allegation of abuse in your community
  • To teach you how to effectively manage allegations of abuse and strengthen decision-making

Deep Dive #2: Adopting a whole-school approach to peer-on-peer abuse and online Safety

Only open to individuals who have already attended a foundation workshop

This training provides school leaders with knowledge, skills and resources that they can use to build a new or strengthen an existing whole-school approach to peer-on-peer abuse and online safety.  Case studies, workshops and role play exercises are used to address topics such as:

  • Peer-on-Peer Abuse and contextual safeguarding 
  • Understanding the contextual dynamics of peer-on-peer abuse in culturally diverse communities
  • Using resources and developing interventions
  • Writing and implementing school policies to address peer-on-peer abuse and online safety
  • Managing an allegation of peer-on-peer abuse
Learning objectives:
  • To acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to adopt a whole-school approach to peer-on-peer abuse and online safety, tailored to the specific needs of your community
  • To understand how to manage an allegation of peer on peer abuse
  • To develop new or strengthen existing policies addressing these issues

Deep Dive #3: Engaging parents across cultures and keeping students safe through curriculum development

Only open to individuals who have already attended a foundation workshop

This training uses case study exercises, policy writing workshops and role play to help counsellors, teachers, nurses and curriculum coordinators to design and implement a comprehensive and age-appropriate curriculum, teaching students to recognize abuse and take steps to protect themselves, in person and online. It also provides training on how to discuss abuse with parents in culturally diverse communities.  Topics include:

  • Comprehensive Sexuality and Relationships Education: New curriculum from UNESCO and WHO
  • Developing Self-Protective Skills in Students
  • Discussing abuse with parents from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Incorporating child protection into the curriculum, teaching difficult topics and creating the protected child
Learning objectives:
  • To acquire the knowledge and skills to teach age-appropriate, healthy relationship education to children and young people in international school communities
  • Explore information, values and attitudes towards relationships and sexual activity (both physical and virtual)
  • To increase participants’ understanding, skills and confidence to detect and address disclosures of abuse, neglect or exploitation in a culturally competent manner

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS*), including case consultation

Only open to Counsellors and Psychologists

*Certification program for counsellors and psychologists

Learning objectives:
  • To become certified to provide Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • To gain insights, strategies and methods through consultation to address current cases

How to Register

Registration is open to all faculty and staff, including Board Members/Governors at CIS member schools and universities, CIS affiliated consultants and supporting members.

Registration Deadline: 15 February 2019

CIS member school

If you are employed at a school that is a member of CIS, register via the CIS Community portal to receive the exclusive member event fee. 

Fee: €500.00 (excluding VAT)

Non-member school

If you are a guidance/university counsellor currently employed at a K-12/high school that is not a member of CIS, learn how to register.

Fee: €600.00 (excluding VAT)