Understanding teenage behaviour
About this event
This workshop is designed for those working with young people who can display concerning levels of anger and aggression. You will learn why some young people behave as they do, how they experience emotions, why they act out through aggressive behaviour, and how you can respond effectively.
• Negative perceptions of authority and areas of conflict
• Problematic levels of stress as a factor in aggressive behaviour
• Attachment in adolescence
• The Arousal Cycle and de-escalation strategies.
Andy is a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer with almost 40 years’ experience in residential care settings. For the last 25 years, he has worked as a manager in both a residential school and in residential children’s homes.
Andy is a third-generation child care worker – both his parents and grandparents were social workers for the Salvation Army and local authorities. In those days, care workers used to live within the care settings with their own families, which meant that Andy and his siblings spent much of their childhood with looked after children.