Understanding and Responding to Distress Behaviours in Young People

Join Visiting Professor Dr Lorraine Johnstone for this 2 day training course for practitioners working with distressed young people who have care experience / developmental trauma.

Young people can show distress (and risky) behaviours for a range of reasons. If we are to meaningfully help, we need multi-level, multi-theoretical understanding and interventions. The ABC and 6D frameworks are an attempt to use simple heuristics to capture and communicate the very complex needs of children who present with challenging behaviours. The approach is designed to help young people understand themselves, to help practitioners understand the young people, and to promote collaborative care planning. We would like to invite you to a two day introductory workshop where these approaches will be presented, discussed and practiced using case examples and other teaching approaches.

Find out more about the ABC and 6D frameworks here and how it relates to START-AV and GIRFEC: https://www.cycj.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/ABC-and-6Ds.pdf

Find out more about Visiting Professor Dr Lorraine Johnstone: http://www.lorrainejohnstone.com/

4th & 5th December 9:30 – 16:30

Venue: Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde

Cost: £195/delegate. Lunch and refreshments provided

Booking Link HERE


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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622


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