Achieving positive outcomes for adolescents through awareness of neurological changes and untapped potential for learning

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Achieving positive outcomes for adolescents through awareness of neurological changes and untapped potential for learning

What is this course?

The focus is on awareness of neurological changes taking place within the adolescent years, so the course is of relevance to those working with, or supporting young people from around age 11, right through to the mid twenties.

Adolescence can be a chaotic time, even for the most stable young people-but modern neuroscientific research is rapidly developing our understanding of why the brain behaves so strangely during this time. Much of our work with adolsecents can be focussed on dealing with the typical attitudes & behaviours of adolescence but the adolescent brain is actually a powerhouse for learning as it re-configures itself for life in the adult world.

This session explains the fundamental changes which take place in the adolescent brain, helping us to make sense of many of the associated problems; disengagement; apathy; erratic, impulsive behaviour; bad choices; poor mental health and damaging peer relationships; particularly for those children who already have some kind of compromise or additional need. This session ultimately explains how you can most effectively support young people through the turbulent transition into adulthood.

Start date Friday 20 September 2019

Time 9:45am - 3:45pm

Location The Studio... 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP

Fee £120 0r £100 per person when 2 places are booked

Discounts available

Can be booked using class passes here.
Student discounts are also available, see individual booking forms for details.

Course presenter: Jo Stockdale

Lead Trainer and Consultant with Well Within Reach

Formerly providing advisory support through ‘Child Learning & Development Advisory Centre’ (CLADAC), Jo now work with a diverse range of agencies across the country across multiple sectors; education, social & mental health care, family intervention, offending services and many more; and with all sizes of organisations; from the large-scale strategic to the small community-based, including the National Youth Agency, Children’s Bereavement Centre, Entrust Education Service and Children’s Links.

Jo has worked with parents and staff from Dawn House and Alderwasley Hall Schools, and is looking forward to working with PATOSS (Professional Association for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties) in the near future.

To find out more about Jo and her work click here.

Why attend this course?

  • Your working or personal life brings you in to close contact with adolescents, including those with additional learning or communication needs
  • You are interested to explore the concept of un-tapped potential for learning, and reflect on how you can use this knowledge to positive effect
  • You particularly welcome sessions where information is presented in clear, simple every-day terms, providing an accessible introduction for those without prior, specialist knowledge.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in promoting positive outcomes for adolescents, whether this be as a teacher, therapist, support worker, parent or carer.

Course topics

  • How the brain develops in childhood and how the environment & experiences provided for children impact their functioning
  • The key neurological changes which accompany the onset of adolescence and how this helps to explain typical teenage behaviours & attitudes
  • The biochemistry of the adolescent brain and how this affects functions such as decision making, problem solving and planning ahead
  • Why adolescence is a particularly vulnerable time for social, emotional and mental health
  • What you can do to tap into the inherent strengths of the adolescent brain to nurture learning & healthy all-round development during this vulnerable time

Booking

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