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Mad, Bad or Sad? – Mental Health and Adolescents

Young people often attract labels in the form of a mental health diagnosis – mental illness, disorder or disability. This workshop explores the meaning of these labels and considers the special needs of young people with mental health issues and aims to provide an understanding of current treatment approaches and ways to promote mental health and wellbeing. Participants will explore the real life experiences of young people with mental health issues using case studies and video... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Mad, Bad or Sad? – Mental Health and Adolescents

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Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Responding to Young People

This course aims to provide “real world” strategies to engage and support young people with high-risk behaviours, those who self-harm and/or are suicidal. This course is aimed at anyone who works with, or has contact with, people who self-harm and/or have high-risk behaviours, placing themselves or others at risk. Participants will learn about: What is Self-Harm? Why some people use self-harm as a "coping strategy" Self-harming and suicidal behaviours – how these develop,... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Responding to Young People

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>This course aims to provide “real world” strategies to engage and support young people with high-risk behaviours,

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Adolescent Risk Taking

We know things about young people that we didn’t know even a little while ago. Peer group pressure is more internal than external, thrill-seeking is still thrill-seeking but more driven than previously thought and more important for young people than for children or adults. Young people really can think logically and systematically, although unfortunately not always at those moments when it is most needed. Recently, two things have contributed to what we know about adolescents.... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Adolescent Risk Taking

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$240 Limited GST free / $220
Adolescent Risk Taking

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}<br/>{image name:“ACA-recognised” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>We know things about young people that we

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Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviour in Adolescents

This workshop explores mental health diagnoses frequently encountered by those working with young people. ‘At risk’ young people, especially those with challenging behaviours, often attract a mental health diagnosis of disruptive behaviour disorders. These include ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorders, autism and Asperger’s syndrome, borderline and antisocial personality disorders. The workshop provides an understanding of how and why these mental disorders are... [More]
$480 Limited GST free / $440
Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviour in Adolescents

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}<br/>{image name:“ACA-recognised” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>This workshop explores mental health

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Young People and Methamphetamine

The use of methamphetamines among young people can be challenging for frontline workers. This course will assist those working alongside young people and their families and friends, to better understand methamphetamine use and the associated using culture. Young people who use methamphetamines are frequently marginalised as a result of the complexity of the issues they present with to service providers. Gain insights into how methamphetamine affects behaviour and its impact on... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Young People and Methamphetamine

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Journeys to Success: Coaching Young People

Goal setting can be challenging. It can be challenging for adults and often even more challenging for young people who may not be thinking past the immediate future. How can we encourage and motivate young people to start thinking about planning ahead so that they are prepared for change, adulthood and the future? How can we work with young people who are feeling hopeless, unmotivated and unimportant? Coaching is the answer. It can add a new set of skills to your current practice... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Journeys to Success: Coaching Young People

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>Goal setting can be challenging. It can be challenging for adults and often even more challenging for young people

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Drug Use and Young People: Change and Choice

The workshop is for anyone working with young people where substance use is a concern. This workshop is not about drugs – it’s about understanding both a young person’s inner and outer worlds, and what drives drug use in terms of who a person is and the world they personally live in. With this as background, the workshop is about firstly understanding drug use in terms of our society generally; secondly what it might mean to each individual person; and thirdly what we can offer... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Drug Use and Young People: Change and Choice

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>The workshop is for anyone working with young people where substance use is a concern. This workshop is not about

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Everybody Hurts Sometimes – Anger Management Tools and Strategies for Young People

Develop the skills to recognise, understand and respond to anger in adolescents. This workshop looks at helping teenagers to manage anger, explores what constitutes anger, how it develops, and examines a range of practical strategies and techniques that can be used to help young people gain control of their anger. When a person believes he or she has been treated unfairly or is deliberately provoked, anger usually results. In terms of survival, anger can be looked at as choosing... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
Everybody Hurts Sometimes – Anger Management Tools and Strategies for Young People

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}<br/>{image name:“ACA-recognised” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>Develop the skills to recognise,

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Get Creative! Fun Creative Activities for Kids and Teens

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, highlighting the idea that creative thinking is an important and undervalued skill. This one day experiential workshop is great fun and explores ways in which creative expression can be used to help and support children and adolescents. Children and adolescents can benefit enormously from involvement in creative activities as a means of communication and self-expression. Learn about how creative expression... [More]

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Engaging Disengaged Young People

The workshop is for anyone who finds themselves in a youth centre, class room, rehab centre, youth refuge, school or just sitting in a car driving somewhere with a young person (because that’s part of your job too). Working with young people means catching their attention, firing their imaginations, doing ‘something’ so they will connect with what is happening and how it is happening. And sometimes the young person seems angry, apathetic, bored or grumpy. So what we do must be... [More]

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