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Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis training

The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™

The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ is a 3-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.

It is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online. It can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma for working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. (2-day version also available.)

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Executive Summary:

Assessing adolescents and children in crisis settings often causes professionals a lot of concern. They wonder whether they have the necessary skills, they are concerned about the potential volatility of the situation, they are unfamiliar with having another adult (the parent or carer) present and concerned, they are not sure about consent and confidentiality issues, and they are not completely sure what their role is: assessment, risk-assessment, management, or what?

This course sets out to give clear and effective advice about assessing adolescents in crisis, so professionals can feel confident in their clinical skills and confident that they are covering what is meant to be covered.

Who should attend?

All professionals who see adolescents in crisis situations, whether as their principal professional task or otherwise. Attenders include those who are used to seeing adults in crisis and want to broaden their skills to adolescents, as well as professionals who are used to seeing adolescents in routine practice and want to broaden their skills to cover crisis situations.

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What the course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:

Option 1: Online Live course:

a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)

A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  16-18 May 2022
  22-24 May 2023

Price: £335 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2. Times: 10am - 4pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch.

*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.

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For teams and organisations:

Option 1: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price (3-day version): £4,060 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £9 per extra address). Extra delegates £252 plus VAT per person. 

Price (2-day version): £2,990 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £9 per extra address). Extra delegates £168 plus VAT per person.

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Option 2: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price (3-day version): £4,720 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £315 plus VAT per person. 

Price (2-day version): £3,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £210 plus VAT per person.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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Downloadable information sheet:

Click here to download a printable information sheet


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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Self-harm in over 8s: short-term management and prevention of recurrence (CG16)  ❯


APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 125,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.

Face-to-Face


Presentation: 98%


Relevance: 97%


Online Live*


Presentation: 93%


Relevance: 87%



Written Feedback

Reviews.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments The Assessment and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents in Crisis™ course has received.

“Very good course ... It should be mandatory for clinicians working with minors!”

“What a fantastic course – I wish all the clinicians in the Trust would have this opportunity. The knowledge and skills learnt are not only applicable to adolescents but in all other clinical settings."

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