Understanding adolescence is a key feature of any training for professionals, whether they be teachers, social workers, doctors and nurses, youth workers or others who work with young people.
A 38-slide powerpoint presentation This presentation is based on the fourth edition of my book “The nature of adolescence” (2010), and on the ideas contained within it. The major objective of the book is to highlight key areas of research that help us to better...read more
A 17-slide powerpoint presentation covering: Four aspects of trauma: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) The impact of trauma on brain development Developmental traumatic disorder (DTD).read more
A 24-slide powerpoint presentation covering: The brain is immensely complex Three key areas of the brain The hormone balance Melatonin and sleep How does the brain work?read more
9.00 – 9.45Welcome, introductions, ground rules, objectives for the day 9.45 – 10.00Exercise involving identifying typical teenage behaviour and exploring attitudes to young people 10.00 – 10.45First presentation “Teenage brain development”. This covers: A time of...read more
Parents and teenagers need to be able to talk together. Yet in so many families this turns out to be a major problem. Parents feel the teenager won’t listen, and teenagers feel exactly the same: that their parents aren’t listening. One 14 year-old girl put it like...read more