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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 links these developmental issues to the lifelong need for attachment relationships, and 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

  1. Understand key issues in working with young people in adolescence
    1. Describe different stages of development and how these contribute to the experience of young people in adolescence
    2. Give examples of ways in which the experience of adolescence has developed both culturally and over time
    3. Explain the particular challenges of being an adolescent in the twenty first century
    4. Explain the potential effects of transitions in adolescence for vulnerable young people
  2. Develop skills in working with young people
    1. Explain skills needed to build mutual respect when working with adolescents
    2. Describe skills for working effectively with diversity issues among young people

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