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Thursday 15th June 2017 9.00am - 3.00pm
De-escalation training - Working with challenging, difficult or aggressive young people
Location: Seminar Room, Fendalton Community Centre, 170 Clyde Road, Christchurch

One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they are challenging, angry or even aggressive. Many professionals often encounter this behaviour but they don't know what to do about it. This workshop will cover the reasons behind this behaviour and how to prevent it and address it. 

For more information click here or register here.

Thursday 22nd June 2017 12.00pm - 2.00pm
The Collaborative Trust Forum Series - The "Alphabet Children" - Understanding and supporting multi-exceptional young people. Presented by Louise Tapper

Multi-exceptionality is a term used to describe children and young people who are both highly able or gifted, and have co-existing neurological, physical, psychological or behavioural difficulties. In the literature this can be referred to as twice-exceptional or dual exceptional or 2E. So for example, a young person who is highly able academically but also happens to be dyslexic or have ADHD or ASD (or even a combination of these) would be seen as being multi-exceptional. Read more here.

To register email with your name, organisation and number of attendees.

Thursday 22nd June 2017 6.00pm - 9.00pm, or
Friday 23 June 2017 9.00am -12.00pm
Understanding and Preventing Suicide Workshop
New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World. 
Suicide is not inevitable and it can be prevented. The reasons why people end their lives are complex and can be associated with feelings of hopelessness/failure, terror from a panic attack, or experiencing psychosis.

This evidence based best practice workshop will take you through the latest
research about suicide and provide practical tools to help to identify people who might be suicidal. We will also share ideas about how to help build resilience to
reduce the risk of young people becoming suicidal.

To register click here


Date Thursday 29th June 2017
What Should you Ask Young People? (HEADSSS) Workshop

Location: Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place, 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. 

For more information click here. To Register click here.



Gaming Addiction Workshop

Location: TBC

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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