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WEBINAR: Managing Challenging Behaviour in Young People

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lockdown restrictions and the slow lifting of them has been challenging for everyone, including young people.

For some this has resulted in increased tensions at home, difficulty expressing emotions and aggression, impacting on mental health and emotional wellbeing.

As we begin the journey back to normal life, this webinar aims to develop an understanding of how anger is triggered and experienced by young people, how this can lead to aggressive and/or challenging behaviour and ways that teachers and youth workers can help them to express feelings in more positive ways that don’t overwhelm and lead to conflict.

This training offers a mixture of theory, diffusion and anger management techniques and practical skills that can be applied in school, the community or at home.

A must for any teacher, parent or carer


  • The basic principles of anger management theory and how this works in practice
  • That everyone has ‘triggers’ that impact on how we cope with feelings of anger and frustration
  • How to identify early warning signs and simple techniques to diffuse challenging situations
  • Ways to build emotional literacy and encourage young people to name and express their emotions rather than act them out.

This training can be linked to your continued professional development CPD and is a great way to network with other professionals


The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Discussion
  • Presentation.
  • An experiential exercise.
  • Small group and pair work.
  • Whole group discussion.


Vanessa Rogers is a nationally acclaimed youth work trainer and author with experience of managing a wide range of services for young people (11-25), including early intervention, youth offending and targeted services. She is best known for creating practice-based educational resources for youth workers and teachers, published worldwide by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. These provide creative ways to engage young people in learning about traditionally emotive topics including relationships and sex (RSE), pornography and peer domestic abuse to develop the life skills to make healthy, positive choices.

She continues to work with young people across the UK on a commissioned basis, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and sits on the council for the Institute for Youth Work (IYW).


Practitioners working with young people in groups or 1-1 settings, e.g. school staff, youth workers, residential care workers:

• Class teacher
• Learning Mentor
• Pastoral Lead
• Teaching Assistant
• Family support Worker
• Headteacher
• Assistant Head
• Social Worker
• Nurse
• Support Worker
• Youth Worker
• Parents & Carers

Our training courses are designed to build your understanding of key issues and give you the confidence to make a difference in young people’s lives


November 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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