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The Open University

Engaging with children and young people

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

This free course, Engaging with children and young people, explores how police engage with children and young people and how this can be approached differently.

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • 1 What do we mean by ‘children’ and ‘young people’?
  • 1 What do we mean by ‘children’ and ‘young people’?
  • 2 Understanding children and young people
  • 2 Understanding children and young people
  • 2.1 Talking on their own terms
  • 2.2 What happens when you listen to children?
  • 3 Adverse childhood experiences
  • 3 Adverse childhood experiences
  • 3.1 What are ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’?
  • 3.2 The importance of a supportive network
  • 3.3 Limitations of the ACEs model
  • 4 ‘At risk’ or ‘a risk’?
  • 4 ‘At risk’ or ‘a risk’?
  • 4.1 Adolescence as a stage of life
  • 5 Steps to support children and young people
  • 5 Steps to support children and young people
  • 5.1 Youth engagement
  • 5.2 Finding alternative pathways – influencing positive choices
  • 6 Conclusion
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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