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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning.

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Course Overview

Mental health is a complex and often controversial issue which impacts on everybody including children and young people, who may express and react to mental health challenges in many different ways.

Having a good knowledge of how children and young people can be affected is crucial, especially when supporting vulnerable children in looked after care.

This training course explains how mental health specifically applies to children and young people and considers the different ways in which being in looked after care can impact on mental health.

This training course identifies different types of mental health condition and focuses on issues relating to eating disorders, post-traumatic-stress-disorder, anxiety and childhood depression.

This training course evaluates connections between child development, attachment, trauma and mental health and considers issues and experiences which may trigger increased anxiety for children and young people, including how these influences may change as a young person approaches adolescence.

This training course describe ways of promoting a holistic approach to children’s mental health though social, emotional and psychological support and explain ways of providing emotional and therapeutic support for children and young people through forming positive attachment, creating opportunities, enabling emotional expression, providing learning and play opportunities and recognising achievement and reward. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the meaning of mental health
  • 1.1Describe ways of defining mental health
  • 1.2Define how mental health specifically applies to children and young people
  • 1.3Describe different ways in which being in looked after care can impact on the mental health of children and young people
  • 1.4Recognise key goals of professionals working with children and young people in promoting positive mental health
  • 1.5Describe the key purposes and support mechanisms of the Mental Health Act (1983 etc.) and the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
2Understand how mental health can specifically impact on children and young people
  • 2.1List types of recognised mental health conditions or challenges
  • 2.2Consider the ‘ingredients’ of positive mental health
  • 2.3Describe indicators of specific mental health conditions; Eating Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Childhood Depression
  • 2.4Evaluate connections between child development and mental health
  • 2.5Evaluate connections between experiencing trauma and mental health
3Understand factors which may influence a child or young person’s mental health
  • 3.1Explain the impact which attachment, loss and separation can have on the mental health of children
  • 3.2Describe issues and experiences which may trigger increased anxiety for children and young people
  • 3.3Explain the changes which occur when a young person reaches adolescence and how this can impact on mental health
  • 3.4Describe ways to recognise indicators of anxiety and depression in children and young people
  • 3.5Explain the positive aspects of social media for children and young people
4Understand ways of working with and supporting children and young people who experience mental health conditions or challenges
  • 4.1Describe ways of promoting a holistic approach to children’s mental health though social, emotional and psychological support
  • 4.2Describe the theory of ‘holistic positive health’
  • 4.3Explain ways of providing emotional and therapeutic support for children and young people as a way of promoting positive mental health
  • 4.4Explain how childhood resilience can be strengthened through forming positive attachment, creating opportunities, enabling emotional expression, providing learning and play opportunities and recognising achievement and reward
  • 4.5Explain the importance of promoting positive mental health in carers and supporters through self-support
  • 4.6Know ways of accessing additional support and signposting

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Adolescent Behaviour and Support Training Course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This adolescence behaviour course is designed for professionals working with adolescent young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

This adolescence behaviour and support training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

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