EquiEnergy Youth offers practical evidence based training designed specifically for educators, professionals and organisations that support young people from infants to late teens. In the current COVID-19 Pandemic we can deliver our programs online via Zoom for small and large groups that include;
- Child and Adolescent development in relation to their mental health
- How to provide system, team and individual responses to episodes of distress
- How to develop individualised support plans (risk management plans)
- How to help young people develop coping, resilience and helpful help seeking behaviours
- Evidence based psychological first aid frame work on how to recognise triggers and apply in the moment response to episodes of distress
- Electronic version of the frameworks (EEY Toolkit) to simplify implementation into your setting
- After program access to Dr Spencer
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
What others say;
I’ve been working with Dr Stephen Spencer since May 2018 and since then over 1000 Education staff in the Hunter have attended his training. He builds the capacity of school staff to respond as educators to students who need additional support at school.
The benefit is an evidence-based training program assisting as educators to compassionately hold the distress of young people and respond appropriately. The training also facilitates a gentle shift in mindset that allows school staff to respond quickly and appropriately to the emotional needs of the child in their moment of distress without focusing on undesirable behaviours.
The consistency of the training means we are also reaching a point of having a shared language and understanding about emotional dysregulation, emotional distress and how to be a calm responder.
The greatest challenges I see while supporting students with complex mental health needs now sit within schools who have not participated in Steve’s training.
The difference it makes is significant.
School-Link Coordinator Hunter Region at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
I am writing in my capacity as Child and Adolescent Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, inpatient at Nexus Unit at John Hunter Hospital. My experience of the training to become a trainer in TAR3 – completed in Winter 2020, both in the initial training and the support in implementation and training of others has been really excellent. The use of the model has made such a difference to the quality of input provided to young people, but even more so, their parents and carers and we have had such wonderful feedback from staff (nurses, allied health, junior doctors) around the utility of the model.
Personally, having been trained in, and used clinically, other modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Family and Systems Therapy, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as parent training group programmes such as Webster Stratton I have been impressed with the simplicity of the model and how it draws on theory from CBT, DBT, systems approaches, sensory-regulation models, and attachment to provide something really useful and meaningful to carers of young people. The more families in our community are exposed to clinicians and professionals ‘speaking the same language’ the more useful it becomes and the more seamless we all are in communicating with each other and supporting distressed young people in a similar and tailored fashion.
I would not hesitate to recommend the training and am so glad HNE committed to this training for our very busy and acute inpatient adolescent unit.
Dr Deepika Yerrakalva
FRANZCP CCT (C&A Psychiatry) MRCPsych PGDipPsych MBBChir MA Cantab
Staff Specialist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist