OUR TRAINING OFFERINGS
This is our full or half day training. We work with you to decide on the best topics to include for your specific group as well as covering our Loved Valued Empowered method.
Community Empowerment Training
Empowering communities to meet the needs of young people
LIVEmpowered recognizes how hard it can be to connect with and help the young people in our lives. Our greatest desire is to see local communities equipped to meet the needs of their young people. We seek to empower parents, youth leaders, teachers and anyone else with resources and information.
Our comprehensive training is designed to give you the tools to make a positive impact on those you meet daily by helping them understand their value and access the help they need.
Our training is modular so that we can tailor the training to the needs of your group - we can provide full days or weekends of training or provide seminars on particular topics. Our training packages can be tailored to include any or all of the following:
An introduction to LIVEmpowered and our Loved, Valued and Empowered method.
Practical advice on how to listen and advise young people and where to direct them for further help.
An honest look at taking care of our own emotions and understanding our value.
An overview of safeguarding and abuse looking at how to protect the young people we work with and ourselves.
Target issue seminars for more in depth information on specific issues
These seminars are designed specifically for parents in your community and can cover any of our topics. They are designed to be shorter in length and to provide an overview of the different issues their young people may face.
TARGET ISSUE SEMINARS
Target issue seminars are designed to cover one of our topics in detail and are designed to train those working with young people in a variety of capacities.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in teenagers and an issue that is getting more and more media attention because it is a serious and widespread issue.
This session will explore definitions, causes and warnings signs of suicide and suicidal thoughts. We will provide information on how to support young people who are struggling - both in a crisis moment and the long term. We will also cover providing emotional support for loved ones of those who have attempted or committed suicide.
15% of teens have reported some sort of self injury but because this behavior is often very secretive the true figure is unknown. It can be distressing to know someone is deliberately hurting themselves and our goal to equip you with the tools you need to support them.
Our training will cover the key warning signs that will help to determine if a young person is harming themselves as well as alternative coping strategies that can help.
95% of the young people we work shared that their anger has gotten them into trouble but only 35% felt confident that they could calm themselves down. Our training covers information about when anger becomes a problem, activities and exercises to de-escalate situations and calm down as well as advice on how to talk to young people about the strong emotions they are experiencing.
28% of those in grades 6-12 have experienced bullying in some form and 30 % have been involved in bullying someone else.
Bullying can be an underlying cause of many of the issues that teenagers are struggling with and with so much new technology the way bullying happens is changing all the time. In this session, we explore the different types of bullying, signs to look out for and how to approach it with your young people.
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Recent research has shown that young people are experimenting with drugs and alcohol at increasingly younger ages. Addiction and compulsive behaviors aren't limited to substances either.
This session will look at the different types of addictions - both substance based and behavioral, the warning signs and risk factors of those addictions as the best way to approach supporting someone who is struggling in this area. We will also look at the different types of treatment available.
80% of ten year old girls believe they are fat. Recent research suggests that 1 in 4 young people with an eating disorder is male. It can be easy to assume we know the people who struggle with disordered eating but this issue impacts a large and diverse group of people.
We will also explore the different types of eating disorders and how to support someone who has one. The chances of a full recovery are higher the earlier a disorder is diagnosed and so we will cover what to look for in someone that you think may be at risk.
1 in 5 teenagers will experience depression by the time they leave school so understanding the warning signs, treatments and how to support those who are
struggling is essential for anyone working with young people.
Our training covers all of these areas as well as the explaining the different types of disorders and how depression can connect to other issues such as self harm, eating disorders and self harm.
We all underestimate the toll that supporting other people can have on us. Many people working with young people are at risk of burn out because the don't love and value themselves in the same way they do those around them.
Our training looks at how we can look after and invest in ourselves so that we can give our best to the young people we serve.
Working with Young People
For some people, approaching young people about and supporting them through tough issues is very daunting. We provide our best working practice on how to work with young people while protecting both them and you. There is also opportunity for everyone attending the training to share ideas and best practice with on another.
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We are always adding to our training offerings and may have something in the pipeline that would work for you.