This workshop will provide participants with a brief overview of adolescent development, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the impact of mental health and wellbeing problems on young people today. This informative and interactive first half of the day, will cover mental health problems/illnesses, signs and symptoms to look out for, how to identify the difference between ‘normal’ thoughts, feelings, behaviours as part of an adolescent’s social/emotional development vs. when to be concerned that something more serious is going on for that young person.
Furthermore, this course will cover communication skills when working with young people and will do this by providing case studies and an experiential learning environment to further participant learning.
This second part of the workshop will provide the opportunity to engage and be a part of an informative and experiential/ interactive session on young people and AOD. The training will include discussions, information and activities that focus on adolescence, AOD, risk-taking behaviour and crisis situations. The session will also focus on how we can best support young people, focusing particularly on ways in which we can best communicate with them through these years of experimentation and risk taking.
Furthermore, there will be a focus on the vulnerability of our youth in relation to AOD due to advertising and cultural norms. It is important that we as professionals understand and appreciate the landscape in which young people are growing up. We will also look at ways that young people can support their friends in high risk situations and how we as adults, can have conversations with young people about AOD and their lifestyle choices.
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 7 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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Kim Huckerby has spent the last 15 years working extensively with young people, parents, secondary schools, the corporate sector and the wider community. Her professional focus has been on adolescent development, engaging in diverse roles to pursue her passion in education and training about youth issues. Kim has navigated the adolescent space for many years and has found that through working in different areas such as psycho-education, outreach, mentoring and
teaching/training, she has equipped herself with the necessary tools, skill base and knowledge to impart some of learnings with the wider community. Over the last few years, Kim has moved into strategic planning and management at Raise Foundation, as well as a newly appointment role in the Learning and Development space. She also runs her own business delivering Youth Mental Health First Aid courses.
Learning objectives of this training:
"Young people are navigating the world of AOD and they need us to be informed, so that we can support them with confidence. The only way we can do this is by upskilling ourselves and gaining a deep understanding of the issues impacting them." Kim Huckerby
How will you benefit from attending this training?
9:00am - 12:45pm
Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 5:00pm
Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm
Morning Session (includes a short morning tea break)
Afternoon Session (includes a short afternoon tea break)
Evaluation and post-test - your payment includes a free post-test which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.
To complete the test, please log into your account at pdp-catalogue.com.au and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.
For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one week of viewing the program. (There is no deadline to complete the post-test for digital downloads)
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