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)

    We will deliver the training to smaller groups and/or in larger rooms. We have been working closely with venues to ensure we have Covid-safety measures and clear guidance in place.

    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

    "Practical skills, demonstrated strategies, neuroscience. Multi-faceted approach to looking into young people. Website and blogs for more resources. Loved it. I found especially the practical tips relating to anxiety, depression, memories extremely useful."

    Nikoleta Antonova, CYPSVA, Safe Link, March 2019

    "Everything! Too much to even begin to try to outline, but a wealth of knowledge (so much 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

    "I feel that I have learnt more than I thought possible in 2 days. The access to website and blog for further learning and relevant articles will continue my learning. Thank you for bringing humour into the 2 days. Lunch was fantastic."

    Kate Fay, Young Person's Transition Worker, DHI Bristol, 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

    "Wealth of information and techniques. Different skills and knowledge I can now use in my client work. Extremely good training - very useful and very interesting."