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Kaikoura Workshops

Monday 6th November
9.30am - 12.30pm   Understanding Mental Illness Workshop
1.30pm - 4.30pm     Understanding and Responding to Self Harm Workshop 

Tuesday 7th November
9.30am - 3.30pm   De-Escalation Workshop

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Forum Series - Traversing the Landscape: How you can support young people to navigate transitions

12 - 2pm Thursday 23rd November 2017
Abberley Park Hall, 15 Abberley Cres, Merivale, Christchurch. 

Transitions for young people seem to come thick and fast whether in education, training, employment, health, social or family settings. Research and practice tell us that these transitions can be complex and challenging for young people and that a wide range of factors are in play in any individual’s transition experience. Successfully navigating transitions can have a significant impact on a young person’s health and well-being and can also contribute to the success and profitability of the education, health and business sectors.  

This forum presents an evidence based model of transition that allows you to:

  • better understand the complexities and challenges young people face as they travel through the education system, or between the education system and training and employment
  • contemplate the role that you can play in enhancing successful transitions
  • discuss the enablers that allow you to take this role
  • address some of the barriers to successful transitions and how these might be resolved.

Please come and join us and our three expert presenters Dr Jane Higgins—The Collaborative Trust, 
Peter Young—Tertiary Education Commission, and Adelaide Reid—Community Colleges and The Collaborative Trust, for an evidence and practice based discussion.

For more information click here. To register click here 


De-escalation Workshop

9.30am - 3.30pm Thursday 30th November 2017

White Elephant Trust, 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch. 

Do you work with challenging, difficult or aggressive young people?
One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or upset. Many professionals often encounter this behaviour but they don’t know what to do about it.

This Workshop will cover:

  • What causes young people to “lose their temper” become angry or violent.
  • What are the stages that lead up to an angry out burst.
  • How to ensure your safety.
  • How factors like depression and other mental illness can play a role.
  • How to deescalate the situation as quickly as possible.

Presented by Michael Hempseed, this training is a must for councillors, teachers, youth/social workers, nurses, and ANYONE working with Youth.

For more information click here, or to register click here.


Understanding and Responding to Self Harm and Suicide in Youth—A
Developmental Perspective

6.30pm - 9.30pm Wednesday 6th December, or
9.30am - 12.30pm Thursday 7th December

Self-harm and suicide are major issues amongst young people. Both issues need to be
taken extremely  seriously. There are a lot of myths about both topics that prevent many people from getting the help they need. This evidence based, best practice workshop will  empower you to help a young person who is  self-harming or suicidal.

For more information click here. To register for Wednesday night click here, or Thursday morning click here.






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