Neurodevelopment and Trauma - Adolescent Development


An overview of neurodevelopment changes in adolescent , this covers a range of important areas such as risk taking behaviour, executive functioning, emotional regulation, social understanding, sleep and mental health. The relational and historical context of how teenagers’ manager and experience adolescence will be discussed with an emphasis on how to support and understand them.

Teaching Methods

Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. There is a strong emphasis on practice skills and development and group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from and for practice development.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart

Group Size

Minimum group size 6. Can be taught to up to 30 at one time. Can be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day is really interesting and helpful to anyone working with children and adolescents in a range of context including vulnerable and hard to reach populations. No previous knowledge of neurodevelopment and trauma is required and this course can be offered at a variety of levels.

Main benefits

To understand the developmental process of adolescence particularly what occurs neurodevelopmentally. Changes in adolescent behaviours, relationships and emotional states are placed within a developmental framework of understanding. This will help professionals, staff and carers make better sense of behaviours and presentations and to enable them to work with children, young people and young adults including traumatised children and young people in a more informed way.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

Lead Associate/Associate Skills, Knowledge

MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of attachment theory and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.

Next Steps

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