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Professional Development with Kirrilie Smout
Thu. 30 March 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ACDT
Bookings due to close on Wed. 22nd March 2017 at 11am unless sold out prior.
Presented by Clinical Psychologist Kirrilie Smout, Director, Developing Minds Psychology
About this session: This session is designed for teachers, coaches, support services officers, youth workers, school counsellors and others' who work professionally with TEENS.
(The following is an extract taken from www.developingminds.net.au).
Calm and Confident Teens for Educators: An education professional's guide to helping teens stay calm, manage stress and frustration and cope in tough times
Increasingly teachers and educators are becoming concerned about the prevalence of tough situations for young people - depression, self harm, grief and loss, eating disorders, suicidality - just to name a few. Teachers often feel “out of their depth” in dealing with teens in these situations. They do not feel adequately equipped or resourced to handle these difficult issues.
In addition, teachers are increasingly reporting to me their concerns about teenagers' lack of resilience. They would like to know how to empower young people to respond capably and confidently to difficult life events.
This seminar is a professional development session for teachers and other educational/health professionals which covers the following topics:
How to effectively help and support young people in crisis - in very short periods of time (eg in between lessons)
Some basic phrases to use with mad, sad and stressed young people: what to say and what not to say to teens who are struggling
What to look out for and warning signs
Protective factors: simple steps to keep teens afloat and safe
Helping young people to make their own simple plans to get through difficult times
Helping young people learn to stay calm and reassure themselves
This seminar is approximately 90 minutes in length.
Details for this event:
This event is being held at the BioSA Conference Centre. Our planned program includes;
4.00 pm - Registration & Refreshments
4.25 pm - Introductions & Formalities
4.30 pm - Guest Presenter
6.00 pm - (Approx) Close
Getting there and parking
Please refer to the BioSA Conference Centre website for their location at http://biosaconference.com.au/location. There is free parking at this event.
Kirrilie will have resources available for purchase at the event.
Certificates of attendance will be distributed at the conclusion of this event.