Let's Talk Teenagers
‘Let's Talk Teenagers’ is a series of online support sessions and an opportunity for parents and guardians of teenagers and pre-teens to hear about the challenges young people are facing today. These evening sessions will be running on consecutive weeks in February and March. The sessions will discuss the tools parents and guardians can use to support their children and community, covering topics such as:
- drugs and alcohol
- body image
- mental health
- social risks
- safety online
- peer pressure
The project is a collaboration between Safer Cornwall Partnership and the Our Safeguarding Children Partnership in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Tuesday 21st February
- Teenage development including social and emotional changes
- Healthy and unhealthy relationships, including domestic abuse
- Body image
- Toxic masculinity
Tuesday 28th February
- Community risks including county lines and gang crime
- Unhealthy relationships with a focus on child sexual exploitation and grooming
- Social media
- Safety planning
Tuesday 7th March
- Family strengthening
- How to have challenging conversations
- Role modelling
- Emotional wellbeing and self-care
Parents who have joined previous sessions said:
“Thank you so much for these great sessions and for all the encouragement, sometimes it's so easy to blame ourselves as parents and feel like we are not doing enough for our children and feeling supported is so important.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, as sometimes online events can be difficult to follow and not always relevant to questions I have. This one was really punchy and interesting. I was able to impress my son with things I knew better than him and we were able to compare notes! I will recommend the new one you are doing to my friends.”
“These sessions have been so helpful. Thank you for all the information and support.”
Booking a place:
To book a place please use the link below. You may need to register with the booking system before you are able to book a place.
Lets-Talk-Teenagers February 2023
A link to the training will be sent out by email about a week before the date of the session.