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  • Children's Health Scotland - Adolescence Matters for Kinship Carers

    Created: 15/12/2023
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning
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    When: 10.00am - 2.00pm, Saturday 10 August 2024
    Where: Online
    This event is being organised by Children
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

    Adolescence is the phase of life between childhood and adulthood, from ages 10 to 19. It is a unique stage of human development and an important time for laying the foundations of good health. However, adolescence can also be a confusing time for young people and possibly very challenging for those caring for them.

    We know that during adolescence there are significant changes in the brain development, which may give rise to some of the reasons why this period in a teenager’s life can be challenging. We also know that for teenagers in the care system, there can be additional pressures placed on them. This workshop focuses on why adolescence matters with an emphasis on understanding the challenging behaviours of teenagers and how to support their emotional health and wellbeing.

    Being a carer for a teenager can be an incredibly rewarding but often challenging experience. The teenage years are a period of constant change for a young person which can often lead to challenging behaviours. Personally, you may experience a roller coaster of emotions during just one day - particularly if your child or young person is behaving in ways that are difficult to understand or manage. This workshop has been developed to give you an understanding of what might be going on inside the head of your teenager and how to support them.

    This is a free four hour workshop for kinship carers in Scotland. 


    Gain a better knowledge and understanding of the challenging behaviours of care experienced teenagers and how this is relevant to their health and wellbeing.


    1. To improve your understanding of the potentially challenging behaviours of care experienced teenagers
    2. To provide strategies and techniques that will enable you to cope better with the challenging behaviours of teenagers
    3. To provide information and techniques that will enable you to support teenagers in your care and help them access appropriate resources and services when they may need them
    4. To give you a better understanding of some of the reasons for difficulties with mental/emotional health in teenage years

    If you have any questions regarding our workshops you can contact us on [email protected]

    Book your place here. 

    E-mail: [email protected]

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