Bliss Carman Middle School




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Aug 26 2024


All Day

Understanding adolescence from Inside out

Private Workshop – Virtual (Fredericton, NB)

Understanding adolescence from Inside out

This seminar will support participants in understanding adolescents from
the inside-out. Although every adolescent is an individual, there are some
common dynamics that affect all adolescents. Understanding what these
dynamics are can provide the keys for knowing how to deal with the
problems that may arise. We will examine the construct of counterwill,
exploring the topic of teen resistance – where it comes from, what its
purpose is and how we can recognize when rebellion is healthy or a result of
adults being replaced by peers. We will look to ways that we can come
alongside our teens to make more room for their thoughts, ideas, values
and preferences as they more fully come to discover themselves.
Participants will learn strategies for building relationships with teens as well
as how we can protect and maintain those relationships during challenging
times. We will look to how we can use the extraordinary power of
relationship to help us to build a ‘village’ of support for the adolescents we
work with so that we may come together to support them on their journey
to maturity.
Insights shared in this workshop are based on developmental science and
the relational approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld.


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