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Understanding Teenage Brain Development and Behaviour Workshop

  • Date: Thursday 10 February 2022
  • Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom link
  • Cost: £5 per household, spaces are limited (non-refundable)
  • Who: For parents/guardians of a teenager/pre-teen with a vision impairment
  • Closing date: 1 February 2022

Sorry, this workshop is now closed for applications.

VICTA is shining the spotlight on Children’s Mental Health Week in 2022 by delivering a workshop that focuses on teenagers and pre-teens. At this age, it is not uncommon to see some dramatic changes in our children’s behaviour, attitude and bodies. These changes can affect our children so significantly that it is important for us as parents to have a full and in depth understanding of the physiological changes that take place in the brains of teenagers. As our young children flourish into adolescents, it is key for us as parents to respond in an empathetic way to something that our children have no control over.

We may notice our children starting to become more impulsive and/or begin to push boundaries. Asserting their newfound independence is a rite of passage. As parents, developing an understanding of these processes and appreciating these facts, will inevitably help us to parent in a much calmer and rational fashion. We may notice some challenging behaviour starting to occur and this course aims to help us differentiate between discipline and punishment and the most effective ways to respond. In turn, this will enable us to maintain a close relationship with our teenagers, based around trust and respect.

Children’s Mental Health Workshops will be delivering this workshop on our behalf and there will be a follow up session the following week for parents who wish to discuss the topics covered in greater depth. “Friendly, informative and packed full of useful information that will help you understand the huge changes that happen in adolescence. Come along and learn about what’s going on in a teenage brain, what they can and can’t control and how to develop a relationship that will reduce conflict by helping you connect effectively with your teenager. This workshop is suitable for parents of pre-teens and upwards”


Rules of conduct

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all attendees participating in our virtual events, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin or other protected class. We expect all participants to help ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone. Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated during any portion of a VICTA meeting or event.

Unacceptable behaviour includes but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions
  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or other personal characteristics, including those protected by law
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm
  • Inappropriate disruption of the event
Consequences of misconduct may include:
  • Immediate removal from the event without warning
  • Restrictions from future events hosted by VICTA
Unwanted communication:

Our virtual events encourage participants to connect with one another before, after and at the event. We ask that you use this option sensibly and respect other attendees’ preferences and wishes. Please refrain from contacting anyone that expressly asked you not to contact them. Please also avoid excessively contacting anyone. We find that personalised communication works best and advise against attempts to mass-communicate with a generic message.

Sorry, this workshop is now closed for applications.

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