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Engaging Adolescents™

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1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Liverpool Catholic Club
  • 424/458 Hoxton Park Rd,
  • Prestons
  • Liverpool
  • NSW
  • 2170
  • Australia
Presented by Angharad Candlin
  • $369.00 incl. GST

1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Newcastle - Club Macquarie
  • 458 Lake Road
  • Argenton
  • Newcastle
  • NSW
  • 2284
  • Australia
Presented by Michael Hawton
  • $369.00 incl. GST

1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Brisbane - Souths Leagues Club
  • 120 Jane Street, Davies Park
  • West End
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
  • 4101
  • Australia
Presented by Michael Hawton
  • $369.00 incl. GST

Description

Engaging Adolescents™

ONE-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Equips you with the knowledge to teach parents and carers skills to resolve teenager behaviour problems

This workshop provides easy-to-use techniques to teach to parents and carers skills that they can use to enlist adolescents to manage their own teenager behaviour problems and emotional reactions. They will learn to build a relationship with their teenager and strategies to deal with unacceptable behaviour.

 

Parents will walk away with a renewed sense of confidence about the role they can play in their teenagers’ lives, without conversations morphing into arguments.

The professional training includes role play, group discussion, worksheets and videos. This one-day course equips professionals with the knowledge to teach parents the program over three sessions and/or how to teach the tenets of the program in a few one-to-one clinical sessions.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to conduct the Engaging Adolescents™ program, as either a three-meeting parent education course or in one-to-one sessions.
  • Knowledge to teach parents about adolescent challenges and how to hold reasonable expectations of their adolescent.
  • Knowledge of easy-to-use techniques that parents and carers can use to enlist adolescents to manage their own behaviour and emotional reactions, to build a relationship with their teenager and strategies to deal with unacceptable behaviour.

Active PD points apply.

 

What’s Included

  • A comprehensive training manual to teach parents Engaging Adolescents™ in a three meeting parent education course or in one-to-one sessions.
  • Digital practitioner materials including a slideshow for parent presentations (this excludes the Engaging Adolescents™ DVDs).
  • Session-by-session guidelines for parent meetings.
  • A certificate of completion.
  • A licence to teach the program for three years.
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Lesson Framework

  • The practitioner training course curriculum for working with parents.
  • The common ground shared by parents.
  • What are reasonable expectations to hold about adolescents?
  • New understandings of adolescence: social landscapes, brain snaps and body makeovers.
  • A three-option model and flowchart for decision-making to manage a teenager’s problem behaviour.
    • Option 1 – Self check for parents: how to bring awareness to family of origin issues, trauma issues and how to avoid over-reacting or becoming continuously angry with their teenager.
    • Option 2 – Build your relationship: How to strengthen the bond they have with their teenager and make the best of their non-crisis conversations.
    • Option 3 – Tough conversations: how to handle discussing those problems they can’t ignore. This includes how to figure out the problem, how to prepare for engaging their teenager in a tough conversation, and how to set up agreements.

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