Tales from the Teenage Brain: The opportunity of adolescence

Adolescence is a transformative time in a young person’s development. Hear more about how our knowledge of neuroscience can help us to develop our relational skills to support adolescents.

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Course overview

Adolescence is a transformative time in a young person’s development, full of both opportunity and vulnerability. By understanding the changes that occur in adolescent brains and bodies, we can further enhance our capacity as practitioners to be the rock and resource our adolescents need in order to flourish and thrive.

Join us in this workshop as we discover more about how we can harness our knowledge and understanding of neuroscience in order to extend our relational skills and strengthen the impact of our work with all young people.

Adolescence can be a turbulent time. Young people need emotionally available, reflective adults to be alongside them helping them to navigate this time of expansion and change. At Thrive we understand that adolescence presents us with opportunities to offer the right types of support, in the right way, at the right time, resourcing young people with the tools they need to successfully transition into adulthood.

This two-hour webinar will develop licensed practitioners’ capacity to respond to the developmental needs of our adolescents, deepening understanding of the ‘How To Be’ strategies and the ‘What To Do’ activities that support young people to securely develop in their social and emotional learning.

Suitable for

This CPD webinar is ideal for any Thrive Licensed Practitioner working with adolescents, particularly in secondary schools. It may also be of interest to those working with Year 6 students in primary schools.

This 2-hour webinar is worth 5 CPD points.

For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Please note prices are for courses running from 1 September 2021. 


Course content

This 2-hour webinar will give you:

  • a deeper understanding of how to meet social and emotional learning needs at adolescence
  • an extended understanding of the supportive relational stance and how you can help other adults to provide this to the young people you work with
  • a range of further developed activities, resources and techniques to draw on
  • a greater awareness of your own needs and resources as an adolescent practitioner.

Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or enquiries@thriveapproach.com

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