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Adolescent Mental/Emotional Health: An educational professional’s guide to supporting adolescents with emotional and mental health challenges. Presented by Kirrilie Smout from Developing Minds.
27 March 2018 @ 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Little Lessons Australia is proud to announce a seminar with:
Kirrilie is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, young people and their families and teachers for 20 years. She is the founder and director of Adelaide’s largest child/adolescent psychology clinic (Developing Minds). Kirrilie has presented seminars to over 50 thousand school students, teachers and parents across Australia, is an author and is frequently consulted by national TV/print and radio media outlets. developingminds.net.au
SEMINAR TITLE: ‘ADOLESCENT MENTAL/EMOTIONAL HEALTH: AN EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDE TO SUPPORTING ADOLESCENTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES’
An event for teachers, coaches, SSO’s, youth workers, school counsellors and others’ who work professionally with young people (adolescents/teens).
Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Increasingly teachers and educators are becoming concerned about the prevalence of tough situations for young people – depression, self-harm, grief and loss, eating disorders, suicidality – just to name a few. Teachers often feel “out of their depth” in dealing with teens in these situations. They do not feel adequately equipped or resourced to handle these difficult issues.
In addition, teachers are increasingly reporting to me their concerns about teenagers’ lack of resilience. They would like to know how to empower young people to respond capably and confidently to difficult life events.
This seminar is a professional development session for teachers and other educational/health professionals which covers the following topics:
- Understanding the latest data on mental and emotional health issues for young Australians
- How to effectively help and support young people in crisis – in very short periods of time (eg in between lessons)
- Some basic phrases to use with mad, sad and stressed young people: what to say and what not to say to teens who are struggling
- What to look out for and warning signs
- Protective factors: simple steps to keep teens afloat and safe
- Helping young people to make their own simple plans to get through difficult times
- Helping young people learn to stay calm and reassure themselves
4.30 pm – Registration/ Light refreshments on arrival
4.55 pm – Formalities commence
5.00 pm – Presentation by Kirrilie
6.30 pm – Session concludes
* LLA reserves the right to vary the program on the day
Light refreshments provided on arrival. Please notify us of any dietary requirements at least 14 days prior to the event. This can be done via the booking form.
TICKETS: Early Bird tickets $69pp for a limited time/limited number. Then $74pp until sold out. We can also arrange an invoice for you/your workplace. Prices are inclusive of booking fee.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS:
Some parking on site otherwise there is some parking available on side streets.
Attendance certificates will be available for collection at the conclusion of the event. Please note, minimum numbers are required for this event to proceed. Please refer to our cancellation policy.
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