Peterborough Council Learning & Development Services

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CS Adolescent Mental Health **PCC STAFF ONLY**

Venue - SMH Conference Room, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays
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To be confirmed - Trainer
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Course description
*Please note, this course is specifically aimed at Social Workers and Child Practitioners*
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By the end of the day participants will be able to:

•Describe normal physical and psychological development in adolescence.
•Describe some of the genetic and environmental factors which may impact on the mental health of children and young people.
•Define some of the more common mental health issues that affect young people including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and psychosis.
•Identify early signs and symptoms which may indicate mental health issues in adolescents.
•Respond appropriately to young people with mental health issues, seeking specialist help as required. •Work with other professionals to build protection, support and resilience for the young person and family members/carers. •Develop support plans in partnership with young people to keep them safe and meet their mental health needs. •Apply harm reduction strategies with young people who self-harm.
Additional Information
Start Date
Friday 7 February 2020
End Date
Friday 7 February 2020
Closing Date
Thursday 6 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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