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Upcoming Training




A must for counsellors, teachers, youth/social workers, nurses, and ANYONE working with Youth


Thursday 11 May 2017 1.30-3.30pm
Cultural Safety for Dealing With Queer Young People Workshop
Location: White Elephant, 442 Tuam St, Christchurch
Cost: $35 per person 

Did you know that 35.2% of same and both sex attracted students were unable to see a health professional when they wanted to, compared with 17.6% of opposite sex attracted students (Youth, 2012)? This is concerning when queer and diverse young people have some of the poorest health outcomes. Same and both sex attracted youth are more than three times as likely to have depressive symptoms than opposite sex attracted youth, with 41.3% of same and both sex attracted students having symptoms compared with 11.4% opposite sex attracted students (Youth, 2012).

This workshop will explore the diversity in New Zealand with a focus on queer culture will help services and practitioners develop a safe culture for working with diverse young people to be able to address queer youth needs. 

Key learnings:
* Basic understanding of sexuality and gender.
* Acknowledging diversity.
* Understanding diversity in New Zealand.
* How to develop safe cultural practises.

For more information or to register click here


Thursday 18 May 2017
What Should you Ask Young People? (HEADSSS) Workshop
Location: White Elephant, 442 Tuam St, Christchurch

Should I ask this? Is this important? Is this too personal?

Many professionals are not sure which questions they can and can’t ask a young person. This worship will empower all professionals to know how to make accurate assessments to be able to detect strengths, areas of risk and areas of growth.

Who should attend?
Counsellors, mentors, nurses, especially public health nurses, social workers/youth workers, teachers, peer support workers, youth coaches. 


Tuesday 23 May 2017
Gaming Addiction Workshop
Location: White Elephant, 442 Tuam St, Christchurch


Are you worried about a young person that might have an addiction to gaming?
Is it affecting their social life and school work?
Do you know young people who become violent when someone tries to take away the modem?

These are all signs of gaming addiction, a form of addiction that we are hearing a lot more about now. It is estimated 1 in 10 teenagers has symptoms of gaming addiction and it has been suggested that gaming addiction can be as powerful as heroin addiction.

Join us for a 3 hour workshop which will equip you to:
Þ Understand the warning signs of gaming addiction.
Þ Understand the changes that occur in the brain as a result of the addiction.
Þ Understand the challenges around helping someone with a gaming addiction.
Þ Discover supports that can be put in place for the family.
Þ Discover the best way to help someone with a gaming addiction.  

NB We mean computer games, not gambling games although we will cover this briefly.

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