Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting - Unit 8 Therapeutically Parenting Adolescents (OPTION UNIT)

26 modules


Sarah Penna

20 Jul 2017

£135 - 235





Unit 08 – Therapeutically Parenting Adolescents (optional)
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 22
Adolescence is a critical time in the development of a young person which allows them to achieve the transition into adulthood.  During this period, which lasts from onset of puberty until around age 24 all of the developmental domains are affected – physical (including neurological), cognitive, social and emotional. 

This optional unit explores the different areas of development with the learner to give an understanding of the biological background to this developmental stage. The learner will then explore advanced therapeutic strategies to enable them to support young people with developmental trauma through adolescence.

Adolescents with a background of developmental trauma may be more vulnerable, and within this unit the learner will identify potential safeguarding issues as well as the advanced therapeutic parenting strategies which may be utilised to minimise potential risks to the young person.

Finally, the unit enables foster carers who work with very young parents to identify areas in which adolescents and young parents need support with parenting their own child, and to find ways to support them to develop healthy attachment and parenting techniques.


This unit is part of the Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting. Individuals who decide to purchase the course from this page do so at their own risk, and the cost of the course is non refundable.


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Please note the NATP members 50% discount does not apply to the Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting, however members do get the diploma at a reduced cost, please enquire to find out more.


This unit is part of the Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting which is unregulated qualification accredited with the Awarding Body NCFE. It is aimed at parents who are caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma. It is also aimed at supporting professionals who are working with families in order to support them, which can be used as evidence for Continuing Professional Development.


This Unit is comprised of 4 outcomes which must be completed in order to achieve the unit.

The learner will develop an understanding of how physical and neurological development in adolescence affects a young person with developmental trauma. This outcome underpins the knowledge required to achieve this unit and will enable the learner to have a thorough understanding of the changes that are taking place for the young person as their bodies mature and develop adult characteristics.  The learner will also explore the importance and the impact of the neurological developmental phase which occurs during adolescence.  
Learners will be able to discuss issues of hormonal changes and the process of individuation and separation in terms of social and emotional issues. The background of physical, emotional and neurological change which has been explored will give the learner additional perspectives to enable them to explain the impact of changes which occur on the behaviour of young people, in particular where there is a background of developmental trauma.
Learners will explore Therapeutic Parenting Strategies to support Young people with Developmental Trauma through adolescence.  Having gained additional perspective on the changes and transitions of adolescence and the impact that these changes have on the young person, the learner will be able to investigate strategies to overcome challenging behaviour and to evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies when parenting a young person with developmental trauma.
Learners will explore Therapeutic Parenting strategies which support the Young Person with developmental Trauma and Parent/Significant Carer in order to minimise safeguarding issues. This outcome focuses on the vulnerability of adolescents with Developmental Trauma and possible issues in key emotional, social and cognitive developmental areas and allows the Learner to explore issues of sexuality, separation, peers, addiction, self harm and low self esteem leading to vulnerability to grooming.  Learners will be able to identify potential safeguarding issues, explain how the impact of change and transitions may increase vulnerability and then discuss advanced Therapeutic Parenting strategies which may minimise these risks.
Learners will develop an understanding on the importance of the role of Therapeutic Parent in supporting adolescent and young parents. This final outcome has young parents who have suffered developmental trauma as its focus, and leads the learner to discuss ways in which young parents may need support with parenting their own child and explain how Therapeutic Parenting strategies applied to adolescents and young parents can support them in developing healthy attachments with their own child.

Fostering Attachments Ltd t/a Inspire Training Group © 2016  Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting.

Unit 8 Aim and Objectives.
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8a) Physical Changes in Adolescence.
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8a) Physical Changes in Adolescence continued.
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8a) Physical Changes Knowledge Task.
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8b) Neurological Changes.
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8b) Neurological Changes continued.
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8b) Neurological Changes continued.
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8b) Neurological Changes continued.
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8c) Strategies to Support Adolescent Development.
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8c) Strategies to Support Adolescent Development.
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8d) Social and Emotional Issues.
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8d) Social and Emotional Issues continued.
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8e) Social Networking and Media.
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8f) Understanding Adolescences Thoughts and Feelings.
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8g) Understanding Adolescence.
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8h) Safeguarding Teens – Self Harm and Suicide.
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8i) Safeguarding Teens Addiction.
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8i) Safeguarding Teens - Abuse and Bullying.
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8j) Safeguarding Teens – Transition and Changes.
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8j) Safeguarding Teens – Consolidation.
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8k) Supporting Teenage Parents.
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8k) Supporting Teenage Parents Continued.
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8k) Supporting Teenage Parents Continued.
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Unit Assessment.
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Unit Assessment Task 1.
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Reflective Journal Task.
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