Working with young people with complex needs

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Gain a deep understanding of adolescent complexity and practise a range of interventions to help young people reduce difficulties.

This is a 1 day course in Bristol (you come to us).

Young people face unique stresses, pressures and transitions that are reflected in their experience of substance misuse, offending and mental health problems.

Explore key issues in adolescent development as a backdrop to understanding how young people experience problems.

Gain a deep understanding of adolescent complexity and explore a range of practice interventions to help young people reduce difficulties.

    This training is available for teams in-house (we come to you).

    Also currently available (online for individuals) and (online for teams).

    Course aims

    Develop a deeper understanding of adolescent complexity and explore practical interventions to support young people with complex needs

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Explore adolescent development in context of the life course
    • Identify specific sub-populations of adolescent difficulty and their predicted trajectories
    • Discuss how to screen and assess the unique facets of adolescent problems
    • Evaluate appropriate treatment responses depending upon the young person’s specific developmental needs
    • Provide a range of practical interventions to reduce young people’s difficulties

    Venue info:

    Courses in Bristol (you come to us)

    All courses take place at accessible venues in Bristol.

    If for any reason the course cannot be delivered face-to-face, we will take a flexible and responsive approach to keep people learning – which will include delivering the training on the same day as a live interactive online session, or transferring bookings to the next available dates.

    Trainer: Phil Harris

    "Lots was useful! The different roles of mental health problems and diversity, tactics for managing complex needs. Development and the effect of rehearsal/not being able to rehearse. It was very interesting."

    Bryony Sims, Nightstop Coordinator, Caring in Bristol, September 2021

    "Really interesting. Good mix of evolution, psychology and practical advice. Practical intervention and information regarding stages in life."

    Course participant, September 2021

    "Practical skills, demonstrated strategies, neuroscience. Multi-faceted approach. Website and blogs for more resources. Loved it. The practical tips relating to anxiety, depression & memories were extremely useful."

    Nikoleta Antonova, CYPSVA, Safe Link, March 2019

    "A a wealth of knowledge delivered in such a digestible and accessible way, with humour and eloquence. It was brilliant and surpassed all expectations."

    Helen Stephens, Learning Mentor, Redcliffe 6th Form Centre, March 2019

    "Science of brain and the tips and tricks were particularly helpful and great to have practical tips. Brilliant course and trainer!"

    Elizabeth Smith, Behaviour Support Manager, Cotham School, March 2019