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Helping Young People Cope with Stress and Anxiety

with Dr Melanie Woodfield
Thursday 22nd September 2016
One of the most common challenges to young people’s emotional health is stress. Childhood and adolescence can be a stressful time: managing expectations, friendships, life cycle transitions, family changes and future plans can take its toll on a young person’s psychological wellbeing. If you’re involved in educating or supporting children or adolescents, chances are you’re regularly encountering stressed or anxious kids.

Maximising Success: How Positive Psychology Can Help You To Help Young People Maximise Their Potential

with Lucy Hone
Friday 19th August 2016
This seminar will help anyone who teaches or works with young people, to focus on possibilities rather than problems. Positive psychology is the study of topics as diverse as happiness, optimism, subjective wellbeing, and personal growth. It underpins the whole field of ‘life coaching’ and as such is a very useful skill set for pastoral care, mentoring, academic counselling, teachers, and youth work in general.

A Practical Guide to Working with Suicidal Youth

with Francis Jamieson
Monday 5th September
This is a seminar for anyone interested in improving their skills when working with suicidal youth. It will be a practical, how-to type seminar run by a practitioner who is working at the coal face with NZ youth. Last time we ran this seminar it was fully subscribed.

Mauri Ora: Realising Maori Potential

With Professor Sir Mason Durie & Meihana Durie, PhD
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
This seminar will focus on attitudinal shifts by the incorporation of Maori values and Maori world views into education, health, and social services. It will help professionals understand more fully the issues that need to be addressed and what is actually happening in this area. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of Maori values and how these can be incorporated into professional practices in order to develop the potential of Maori.

Restorative Conference Facilitation Skills

A Three-Day Workshop with Margaret Thorsborne
7 - 9 November 2016
This workshop will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn the skills of being a restorative conference facilitator. At the end of the 3-Day intensive workshop, participants will be able to confidently lead a restorative conference.