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21 Nov
Understanding teenage relationships
21 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019

Understanding teenage relationships


Date: November 21, 2019

Venue: Royal Russell School

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Boarding staff, Medical staff



Why should you attend?

The houseparent role can be both challenging and rewarding as you play a pivotal role in students’ growth and wellbeing. Not only are you responsible for pastoral care but you move seamlessly from being a counsellor, mentor, mediator, comforter etc. You can be faced with issues that you may find difficult to talk about and it can be challenging to maintain boundaries of professionalism in an environment where a relaxed and familial environment is typically encouraged.

It is valuable to come together to talk through all aspects of the psychology of young people’s relationships and sharing thoughts and gaining further insight. This seminar will promote conversation amongst attendees as to the management of challenging conversations as well as covering the development and importance of relationships in teens.


To understand more about the establishment of relationships in teens, including sexual relationships. To learn from others and share experiences for continued personal development in your role.



10 – 10:30       Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30               Welcome and Introduction

10:35               Session 1 – Development of relationships from childhood. The importance of relationships and recognising dysfunction

11:30               Tea/Coffee

11:45               Session 2 – Social media, pornography, sexting and sexual health

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Session 3 – Dealing with vulnerable students, and protecting yourself

14:30               Tea/Coffee

14:45               Session 4 – Sharing best practice, experiences and case studies

15:30               Close



Delegates will leave with a greater understanding of teenage relationships and the environment they are navigating these relationships in as well as increased confidence in managing supportive conversations.


Speaker: Roz Bicen

Roz Bicen has a post-graduate degree in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling. She has run courses in schools on Peer Listening Skills with an anti-bullying content and works as a Mediator for young people & their parents, in schools, and in the workplace. She works behind the scenes on the ITV programme This Morning giving emotional support to viewers. Roz remains close to the pace of modern life for young people today and she is the mother of two grown up children.



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