Webinars: The Teen Brain

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Ever wanted to understand just why your teen undertakes risky behaviour? Or wonder why they don't communicate with you?

Our upcoming free webinars on the teen brain will reveal just this and more. They're perfect for parents, carers and staff at schools, colleges and universities.

 

We'll be running a total of four webinars across two topics:

 

Topic 1. The Teen Brain Matters: An Overview of the Teen Brain

24 Nov 2021 19:00 – 21:00 or 14 Dec 2021 12:30 - 14:30

This virtual webinar covers all things hormones, risky behaviour, the social brain, sleep, and what parents/carers and other adults can do to help.

This webinar is run for parents, carers and educators, with each session being adapted to the relevant audience.

The session covers the main changes in the brain during the teenage years:

  • Hormones
  • Risky behaviour
  • The social brain
  • Sleep
  • The role of parents/carers and other adults
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Participants receive a practical workbook to use during the session and to keep for future reference.

More about Teen Brain Matters

We know that, other than during the first three years of life, the brain goes through the biggest change in its development during adolescence. This is a critical time in teens’ lives and as parents, carers and teachers we have a crucial role to play in helping to guide and develop them to grow into healthy and successful adults. 

The Teen Brain Matters webinar combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology with practical strategies to help attendees understand the changes teenagers are going through, and what they can do to support them.

The session has been developed for The Charlie Waller Trust by Dr John Coleman OBE, a psychologist with an international reputation for his work on the teenage years.

Delivered by experienced trainers.

A group of Charlie Waller Trust trainers have worked with Dr John Coleman to deliver this workshop based on his work.

 

Book 24 Nov

 

Book 14 Dec

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Topic 2. The Teenage Brain and Eating Disorders

Dec 1 2021 19:00 – 21:00 or Dec 13 2021 12:00-14:00

This webinar covers how to spot signs of eating disorders, and ways to support teens through it.

This session combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology, with practical strategies to help parents and carers to understand the changes teenagers are going through, and what they can do to help support them. The original session was developed for The Charlie Waller Trust by Dr John Coleman OBE, a psychologist with an international reputation for his work on the teenage years, and we have adapted it to weave in what we know about the impact of eating disorders on the brain.  

 

The purpose of this session is to help participants to understand normal teenage brain development and to consider four very common questions that arise when supporting young people with eating disorders:

  • How do I know if it is normal teenage behaviour or an ED behaviour?
  • Why does my child still struggle with logical thinking (about food weight and shape) even when her weight is restored?
  • How will the ED affect my child’s development?
  • What can I do to help my teenager catch up as they recover?

This webinar is intended for parents and carers of loved ones with an eating disorder, as well as school, college and university staff (eg teachers, boarding staff, support staff, school nurses, school counsellors) who are likely to be supporting young people with eating disorders at some point throughout the academic year. The webinar is also perfect for anyone working in the field of eating disorders.

 

Book 1 Dec

 

Book 13 Dec 

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