- “ My foster children are nine and eight... the information and reminders of things I already knew has given me confidence to see the next few years through. ” Foster carer, South Wales – November 2013
- “ I felt this course was presented well in an easy to read and follow manner. I would like to do more training courses in this way. ” Chris Reader, Foster carer – September 2013
- “ I love this whole brain development understanding. The more I go over it, the more I am understanding what it means and how it links - it's all making more and more sense. ” Laura Dunn, CBC Assessor, Bedfordshire – November 2013
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Working with young people going through the turmoil of adolescence can be challenging. This course explores current research on the developmental changes of adolescence and the impact of these on thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It will provide anyone who works with young people with the insight and understanding needed to meet the challenges of this work.
Target audience: School staff | College staff | Foster carers | Social workers | Youth workers
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand key issues in working with young people in adolescence
- Describe different stages of development and how these contribute to the experience of young people in adolescence
- Give examples of ways in which the experience of adolescence has developed both culturally and over time
- Explain the particular challenges of being an adolescent in the twenty first century
- Explain the potential effects of transitions in adolescence for vulnerable young people
Develop skills in working with young people
- Explain skills needed to build mutual respect when working with adolescents
- Describe skills for working effectively with diversity issues among young people
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