Understanding Teenagers


This 1-day CPD course is for those working with parents of teenagers and/ or teenagers themselves.


It provides an opportunity to understand teenage brain development and the adolescent developmental process and consider both risk and resilience.


It includes ideas and strategies for professionals working with teenagers and their parents to help them cope with challenging feelings and behaviour and to support young people in an emotionally healthy context.


The day brings together the latest understanding from neuroscience and developmental psychology and the principles of The Nurturing Programme.

Teenage girl lost in thought with her hand up against her head

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training, practitioners will be able to:

  • reflect upon influence of teenage brain development on behaviour

  • understood what young people need from parents and other adults

  • demonstrate an understanding of the concept of risk and resilience

  • consider how to embed knowledge into practice

Training Options

  • Face to face - practical interactive workshops for groups of up to 20 people

  • Online - 2 x 2-hour interactive sessions for up to 20 people [Available for a limited time]

(Staff do not need to be PGLs or done any previous training with us.)

Course Overview & Cost

Click link to download the Understanding Teenagers training course overview.

Book Training

We would be delighted to come and work with your team at a time and location of your choice. Contact our At Home team to find out more. You can also book individual places on certain dates and locations - check our training calendar for availability.


"A very engaging, informative and relevant training."

"Very interesting training, knowledgeable and useful resources."

"Excellent training, very interactive. Highly recommend!"

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