Talking with Teenagers
Explore an alternative way of talking with teenagers. Parents and even professionals assume that teenagers should just be told things and accept them, and then are disappointed or even shocked at the response they receive.
Purpose: Community Learning
Duration: 10 hours over 5 weeks, Mondays 10.00am – 12.00pm
Next course: 16 November – 14 December
Aims and Objectives
- To provide an alternative way of recognising how to talk with young people which doesn’t involve the imposition of adult power.
- To show that there is a way to engage with young people that doesn’t have to lead to conflict.
You will be able to:
- identify a different way to approach discussions with young people and to recognise that adults often use power as a means to attempt to enforce issues on young people rather than negotiation.
Who is the course for?
This course would be of interest if you work with teenagers as part of your job role and of course if you are a parent.
This course could lead you onto further study at Ruskin in:
- Counselling – various levels
- BA (Hons) Community Development & Youth Work
- Online courses
What will it cost me?
The cost for this course is £25. It is free if you are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 per annum.