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The teenage brain: implications for behaviour and learning

When

04/03/2021 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Training

Category

Update

As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here and will be updated regularly.

We may be running some of our scheduled events as abbreviated webinar versions, while others have to be cancelled or postponed until face-to-face training is possible again. Please keep an eye on our website, social media channels and Eventbrite page for updates.

If you've already booked onto any face-to-face training between now and later this year, please note that our Learning and Events team will be in touch with you should the arrangements change.

Our office is currently closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email: events@childreninscotland.org.uk.

About this event

This workshop will focus on the adolescent brain and how it develops. It will explore why teenagers behave as they do, how they learn, and how they make decisions about their lives. You will learn how best to engage in these areas to ensure our young people receive the support they need to become healthy and happy individuals.

Key learning:

  • Brain development in adolescence
  • The impact of hormonal activity on the brain
  • The impact of stress chemicals on behaviour and learning
  • Supporting young people with anxiety disorders, anger, aggression and panic attacks.

Facilitator bio

Jan is an experienced and knowledgeable trainer. She is an BACP Accredited Adult Psychotherapist, a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, an EMDR Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and qualified Personal and Corporate Coach. Jan has also completed a Certificate in Traumatic Stress with the Trauma Centre at Bessel van der Kolk’s Justice Resource Institute, Brookline. Jan also completed the Mindfulness Association Level 2 Certificate of Readiness to Teach their Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC).

Jan has worked in health and social care in various roles throughout her career. She worked with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the voluntary sector for almost a decade. This is where Jan developed an interest in working with attachment and trauma. She moved to working in foster care supporting children and carers of traumatised children. Jan then moved to work with adults with mental health challenges that prevented them from moving into employment.

Jan now has her own business offering training and consultancy. She also has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice. Jan is passionate about taking complex subjects and making them accessible to everyone. She believes that theories are important but understanding how they apply in practice is essential if we are to offer best practice to whose who access our services.

Jan loves learning new things. She enjoys being creative; embroidery and reading are just two of her favourite pastimes.

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