The Unique Needs of Adolescents and their Caregivers
03/14 - 03/20
Participants discuss important functional goals for the adolescent stage of development, such as life – skill building, identity development, and the move toward independence. Participants learn how teens are affected by stress, common defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and mental health issues. Participants will explore how abuse and neglect impacts normal development and what this may mean for youth in care. Activities that promote relationship and trust building are introduced, with a concentration on understanding the reasons and messages behind the words, actions, and behaviors of teens.