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Understanding Teenage Behaviour course

Do you find it hard to cope with your teenager’s behaviour? Our free six-week ‘Understanding Teenage Behaviour’ course has been designed to empower parents to think about the behaviour of their teenager and manage it using a range of tools for improving communication, setting boundaries and putting consequences in place.

The course has been put together by a psychologist and uses a cognitive behaviour approach. Course content can be adapted to meet the needs of the parents attending. It is appropriate for parents of teenagers who engage in:

  • Violent behaviour
  • Verbal abuse
  • Stealing
  • Substance misuse
  • Poor school attendance

Attending the course has really changed things for me. I feel so much closer to my son and home life is now calmer. I now realise what I was doing wrong and have the tools to change where I need to.

Course participant

The course helps parents understand why their child may be acting in a certain way and gives them the tools for improving communication, setting boundaries and putting consequences in place. We find that parents who access the course benefit a lot from being able to share their stories and experiences. Parents feel that they aren’t alone and gain the confidence to tackle the issues they are facing.

Denise Campbell, course facilitator

For further information, and to register your interest, please contact Shelley Gosden on 07734 231040, or email shelley.gosden@sussex.pnn.police.uk