How do you convince a young guy to cut down on his cannabis use? Or talk to a 16 year old girl about her unhealthy relationships? This course aims to give you an understanding of risk taking behaviour in young people and how their decisions about alcohol, drugs, sex and relationships are often linked together. It will also increase your confidence and knowledge in how to support young people to make good decisions about these types of behaviours, including problematic cannabis dependence, alcohol use and unsafe sex.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify risk taking behaviours in young people and how they are linked, including current trends in substance misuse and types of unhealthy relationship
  • Understand why early intervention with young people exhibiting risk taking behaviours is important 
  • Recognise the different levels of substance misuse and relationship issues (particularly around problematic cannabis dependence, alcohol use and unsafe sex), and identify when behaviour becomes  a serious problem 
  • Understand what influences young people’s behaviour 
  • Know practical strategies and tools for talking to young people about risky behaviours and helping them to make good decisions 
  • Practice listening skills and techniques for talking to young people about risk taking behaviour 
  • Know when and how to refer young people for specialist support, including knowing which local services are most appropriate 
  • Know practical strategies and tools for promoting positive wellbeing in young people, including using the five ways to wellbeing
  • Gain a greater awareness of local and national resources of help, support, and information

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