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This one day course helps staff to understand the affects of mental health on the behaviour in adolescents

Who is Mental Health and managing risky behaviour in adolescence aimed at?

Childrens social care staff

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand mental ill health, the types and problems common in young people
  • Examine a four-level framework for practice including the need to take a mentalising stance (Anna Freud model) • Understand teenage development, brain development and risk-taking behaviour
  • Explore partnership contextual working to help ‘prevent, disrupt and navigate’ people, places and spaces
  • Explore how to develop relationships and build resilience with young people
  • Know about the importance of ‘shame’ and ‘recognition’ for working with young people
  • Learn about balancing risk (protection and enablement) to support vulnerable young people to thrive
  • Access resources for young people, professionals and parents

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