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 Note:  Half Term and Christmas Holiday Closure   -
The Rainbows Bereavement Resource Centre will be closed:
Half Term Closure  - Wed 25.10.17 & Thur 26.10.17
Christmas Closure  - Thurs 21.12.17  to Wed 03.01.18  the last date for deliveries before Christmas will be Tues 19.12.17

                                  

 

                                                

HOW TO PROVIDE  TRAINING IN BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS AND THE RAINBOWS PROGRAMMES

 

Step 1: Contact Us

Thank you! You have taken the first step already!

 

Click HERE for your local Registered Director/Trainer

 

Step 2: Arrange A Visit

A local Rainbows Trainer will contact you to provide further information and will visit you to discuss  your training needs in bereavement and loss. They will be delighted to support you in reviewing or developing your own bereavement policy and procedures and encouraging you in introducing the Rainbows programmes to grieving children and young people.

Step 3: Information / Awareness Training Session For Appropriate Staff

Following your discussion and based on your school's needs, the local Rainbows Trainer will explain the Rainbows Programmes and the training process, present the Rainbows resources and answer any questions you may have.

Step 4: Arrange Training

Dates can be set for staff training and resources can be ordered.

Step 5: Rainbows Training

Facilitator training takes five hours at your site, which can be delivered in one day or the equivalent hours in two or three sessions (morning, afternoon or evening), depending on your requirements.

Step 6: Rainbows Co-ordinator Training

Rainbows Co-ordinator/s will receive additional training to assist in implementing the programme.

Step 7: On-going Support

The local Rainbows Trainer will be available to offer on-going support, advice and affirm staff with the implementation of the Rainbows Programme and issues related to bereavement and loss.


THE RAINBOWS PROGRAMMES

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB currently offers three programmes:

  • SunBeams:   Foundation Stages and lower Key Stage One
  • Rainbows:     Year 2 and Key Stage Two
  • Spectrum:      Key Stage Three, Four and Five

 

RESOURCES FOR RAINBOWS REGISTERED SITES

For schools registered with Rainbows, additional materials may be ordered directly from our Resource Centre by using the order form below:

Download Site Order Form

Download Site Policy and Guide

COORDINATORS ON-LINE FORUM

   A dedicated RainbowsGB forum is available to all Coordinators at the following link.

   Link to Coordinators Forum

  
Rainbows Bereavement Support GB also offers:

  • "When Somebody Dies" CD for school use
  • Silver Linings – For Community Crisis Response for ages 5 – 18


CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality will be kept at all times unless a child or young person is at risk.
Rainbows groups strictly adhere to the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures.


THE IMPACT OF RAINBOWS PROGRAMMES

Emotional Development

75% of young people agreed that the Rainbows programme helped them to feel calmer in themselves.

“Rainbows helped with my anger and not to bottle up things and that it is okay to talk about things.” (Charlotte, Year 9)

Self-esteem

79% of young people agreed that they felt more confident and less worried about their problems.

“Rainbows helped me get my confidence back.” (Chelsea, Year 10)

Relationships

71% of young people felt that they got on better with their family as a result of Rainbows.

“Rainbows helped me let out my feelings instead of bottling them up and taking it out on my mum.” (Josh, Year 6)

100% of young people agreed that they trust the adults who run the groups.

“It’s a time I can say everything to someone I trust.” (Mollie. Year 9)

Inclusion

95% of children agreed that the Rainbows group gave them a safe place to talk about their feelings.

“I had issues in and out of school. Knowing people were there within school helped me to deal with my problems properly in my head.” (Rachel, Year 11)

“I love being at Sunbeams.” (Alfie, Foundation 2)

77% of young people agreed that participation at Rainbows helped them to enjoy being at school.

“I have made friends now because of Rainbows.” (Shane, Year 6)

(Research findings from ‘An evaluation of the direct impact of the Rainbows Programmes in supporting children and young people within South Yorkshire’ 2011)

Link To Research Document.