14 September 2021
09:30 – 16:00

A one-day course

The course compliments that on Child Development and looks at children as they develop into adolescents. This course examines the teenage years in terms of physical, psychological, emotional and social development. Examining the issues and looking at how that understanding can help with engaging with and affectively supporting young people.

The Aims of the course are:

  • An Understanding of the stages of development – intellectual and social-emotional
  • Communicating – How to talk to teenagers
  • Building relationships – building trust, learning to negotiate, setting boundaries
  • Understanding stress factors – peer pressure, sex and relationships, substance misuse, bullying, abuse and trauma
  • How to promote independence and resilience

Who is the course aimed at?

Practitioners working with teenagers and want to understand how their brains work and how this manifests itself in behaviour.

About the trainer

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years. Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights. He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries. He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, managed housing projects and run youth councils. He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues. Mike has extensive experience of working with young people with mental health issues in various settings, such as drop-ins, residential rehabilitation, hostel accommodation and other youth settings.