This new training course will introduce participants to the development of the teenage brain as adolescence progresses and identify what this brain change mean for teenage development. We will explore the difference between ‘normal’ development and mental health and look at how trauma can affect behaviours and relationships for a young person in foster care. The trainer will also provide some practical techniques to help teenagers regulate their emotions.
The course is delivered by Natalie Silcox who specialises in delivering training on legislation, policy and procedure within children’s services and also works independently as a registered social worker. She previously managed a local authority fostering team before being promoted to the role of Service Manager for a Regional Fostering Service. Natalie is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, bringing this knowledge and expertise into her training delivery
Aims and Objectives:
By the end of the session participants will have a basic understanding of how the teenage brain develops and how this manifests itself in teenager's behaviours.
They will be able to assess weather this is 'normal' developmental behaviour or something leading towards a mental health concern
They will have gained practical tools to use when appropriate