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Course Overview

This step will give you an overview of the course, what you will learn, the importance of the information and will introduce you to the course leader.
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Welcome to the course!

During our time together, we will be looking at the topic – ‘how to support teenage wellbeing’. Below we have some key information relating to the course.

What will I learn on the course?

You will learn about the developmental differences of adolescent brains and how this impacts on behaviour, attitudes and wellbeing.

Why is this important?

This course will provide information that will help professionals and carers understand why teenagers may be disengaged or challenging at times and how to respond to this constructively.

Course Objectives

During the course you will have the opportunity to demonstrate the following outcomes.

  • Describe developmental differences of teenage brains.
  • Explain psychological factors that affect the behaviour and attitudes of teenagers.
  • Assess the ways in which social and cultural influences affect wellbeing in teenagers.
  • Reflect on attitudes towards teenagers and how this may affect their engagement.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of approaches that can be used to improve communication and engagement with teenagers.

The next step gives you an overview of what you will learn in Week 1!

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