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CELT - Supporting Adolescents with Attachment Difficulties in Secondary Schools

CELT - Supporting Adolescents with Attachment Difficulties in Secondary Schools


This unit explores understanding of why young people behave in the way they do and helps to build understanding from the young person’s perspective.

This unit includes a range of suggestions for supporting young people within a school environment.

This unit introduces Attachment difficulties for older children as they move into the teen years and is provided in 4 sections.

This unit is suitable for a wide range of people including professionals (Health, Social Services and Education) as well as support workers/ para-professionals, parents, carers, corporate parents, foster parents kinship carers and adoptive parents or those seeking to understand children and young people and how they feel.

The unit is delivered over 4 distinct areas that provide insight and young people’s voices along with good practice indicators and suggestions for short and longer term possibilities.

The 5 sections provide knowledge and understanding of the following;

Section 1: Adolescent Development.

Section 2: Attachment and Adolescent Development

Section 3: Understanding Attachment Behaviours and the impact for adolescents.

Section 4: Response and Reaction- how adolescents may display their behaviour and how school policies may not encourage change for these young people.

Section 5: What good practice looks like including well established and tried techniques and suggestions.”

1st Mar 17


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