Teenage Brains and Behaviour

Designed for: Primary and Secondary Teaching staff, guidance staff, support staff, youth workers, auxiliaries, anyone in contact with young people age 10+

This course was developed and is now delivered for staff in all 25 Edinburgh High Schools. The course considers brain development, emotional wellbeing, risk and challenge and how those involved with young people on a daily basis can understand and support these changes.

Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have an increased awareness of the factors that influence children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Understand how brain development and behaviour are shaped and influenced by our interaction and experiences with others
  • Develop strategies to increase resilience, decrease stress and support children and young people during this vulnerable period of development.

Outline Programme

  • What is emotional health and wellbeing
  • Risk and resilience, why relationships matter
  • Explore current research on brain development and how this may impact on behaviour
  • Understand adolescence as a period of vulnerability and opportunity
  • Consider impacts of stress and strategies to support with stress

Note: You are welcome to bring your lunch to the training.

To book a place on one of the session below please email staff development with the appropriate course reference, your name, designation, organisation and contact email address.

Ref Date Time Venue Tutors
CFE007 03/11/2017 Teenage Brains and Behaviour 13:00pm-16:00pm Ross High School Library Lena Hutton and Lorraine Congalton
CFE008 16/03/2018 Teenage Brains and Behaviour 13:00pm-16:00pm Ross High School Library Lena Hutton and Lorraine Congalton