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Supporting young people with managing emotions (CPD33G)

Learn about the strategies that can improve emotional regulation in children and young people

How can you support young people who are struggling to manage their emotions?

This online live course, developed by educational experts from Gloucester House Outreach Service, will introduce you to strategies and interventions that can help improve emotional regulation in children and young people. You will be introduced to co-regulation and self-regulation and explore the differences between them. As part of this you will be encouraged to think about your own behaviour, how this affects interactions with others and the importance of self-reflection in providing effective support.

You will be introduced to principles from evidence-based neuroscience and learn how to understand certain functions of the brain and how they impact behaviour. You will explore multiple tools and resources, including mindfulness activities, that you can use for yourself and with young people to promote co-regulation and self-regulation.

After completing the training, you will feel more confident in implementing one-to-one interventions with young people and helping them to manage their emotions.

Aims and learning objectives

After completing this course, you will understand:

  • the difference between co-regulation and self-regulation
  • the function of three key parts of the brain and their impact on behaviour and learning
  • different mindfulness techniques and the range of activities you can use to promote them
  • how to run a series a series of sessions that can help young people become more aware of their brain, emotions and behaviours
  • how to help young people and yourself understand the brain, emotions and behaviour in order to promote emotional regulation

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for professionals that are working directly with children and young people. You may be working in an education setting as a SENCo, learning support assistant or teacher, or within the public and voluntary sectors, for instance, as a mentor, youth worker, social worker or case worker.

Course details

The course consists of a live, two-hour session hosted via Zoom. You’ll be joining a supportive group and learn about the latest educational and clinical best practice from a leading practitioner. The workshop lead will tailor content based on the needs of your cohort and there’ll be plenty of time to ask questions during the interactive session. You’ll leave the session with take-away resources and practical strategies that you can implement in your setting.

SessionDateStart timeEnd time
Session 1/1Wednesday 13 November 20243:00pm5:00pm

Please note that this session will not be recorded. You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link (https://zoom.us/test) to check your set up before booking.

You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to discuss how we can best help you.

Through interactive discussion you will learn:

  • how to have conversations with a young person about how the brain functions and how this impacts their emotions and behaviour
  • about the ‘window of tolerance’ and why different young people respond differently to events
  • how to deliver a series of psychoeducation sessions that can help young people become more aware of their brain, emotions and behaviour  
  • about a range of personalised mindfulness activities that can be used with young people to promote self-regulation
  • how to develop a young person’s emotional literacy and increase their ability to identify and communicate their thoughts and feelings

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Gloucester House

For further information about Gloucester House Outreach Service, find out more on their website.

Why study with us?

This course has been developed in partnership with Gloucester House Outreach Service GHOR), an integrated team of clinical and education specialists that forms part of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The service draws on its extensive combined experience in mental health and education to provide a holistic approach that addresses the most pressing needs and challenges facing our sector today.

Course facilitators

Book your place today

You can book a place at any time. You’ll receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.

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