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**Virtual** Teenage Development and how to Engage them and their Brains

21.04.21 9:00 am
21.04.21 4:00 pm


Children in Wales

*: £80.00 – £120.00

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“All useful however, I found the explanation of the brain pathways (walking through grass) as a very useful way to explain it to families”

“Really good training Mike was great fun, engaging, sensitive about topics and very knowledgeable lots of experience and examples”

“The most useful part of the course was everything as all information was good, everyone was involved and was able to share experience knowledge and skills”

The course compliments that on Child Development and looks at children as they develop into adolescents.  This course examines the teenage years in terms of physical, psychological, emotional and social development.  Examining the issues and looking at how that understanding can help with engaging with and affectively supporting young people.

The Aims of the course are:

  • Understanding the stages of development – intellectual and social-emotional
  • Communicating – How to talk to teenagers
  • Building relationships – building trust, learning to negotiate, setting boundaries
  • Understanding stress factors – peer pressure, sex and relationships, substance misuse, bullying, abuse and trauma
  • How to promote independence and resilience

Who is the course aimed at:

Practitioners working with teenagers and want to understand how their brains work and how this manifests itself in behaviour.

About the trainer 

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years.  Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights.  He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries.  He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, managed housing projects and run youth councils.  He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION** Please ensure to have a purchase order number to hand when making your booking. This should be obtained from your finance department. Booking Forms without a valid PO number will no longer be processed and you run the risk of losing your space. 

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From: £80.00
Cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Cancellations received three weeks before the date of the event will be refunded in full, less a £10 administration fee. No refunds can be made after this date, although substitutions can be made. Children in Wales reserves the right to alter event programmes at any time.

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