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Working Effectively With Troubled and Troublesome Teenagers

A lively day that clarifies what healthy teenage development looks like, why things can go wrong and how to help young people overcome obstacles and begin to create lives that work well. This is an intensive and varied programme that focuses on gaining skills.

Tutor, Richard Brooks, brings a practical and humorous approach to the bewildering array of models currently directed at front-line workers. By working with the 'givens' of human nature, and ensuring that knowledge of how people really function is applied intelligently to teenagers, he shows how you can speed up progress and bring them real benefits. You will find yourself more empowered to respond effectively to each individual’s needs, temperament and learning style, whilst avoiding the emotional pitfalls of working in stressful situations.
What you gain from the day:

* Essential knowledge, skills and the increased confidence you need to deliver effective interventions to young people, both individually and in groups;
* An expanded repertoire of skills and a refined understanding of what works and most importantly, why;
* A clear and logical foundation upon which to structure creative and effective interventions;
* A range of simple and effective techniques for engaging young people, building rapport and promoting behavioural changes, and the opportunity to try them out;
* Increased understanding of the human givens approach, and how the insights it brings can dramatically improve interventions and their outcomes.

Who should attend

Teachers, youth workers, mentors, drug workers, social workers, schools counsellors, educational psychologists, primary mental health workers, all members of youth offending teams, youth justice workers, police and probation officers, prison staff, residential and foster carers and anyone who works directly with young people promoting sport and outside activities.

NB This course is also available as an inhouse training day.


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Date and Time:

6 October 2010 at 9:30 am


Full Day



Mark Masons’ Hall
86 St James’s Street
020 7747 1181

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Organised by:

MindFields College
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