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Social Development in Adolescence course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, elfh, NHS

This session will review the reciprocal impact of changes in social development in adolescence. The session will also consider what impact these developmental changes have on self management of long-term illness during adolescence.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the social and behavioural changes that are most likely to occur during early, middle and late developmental stages
  • Describe how these changes impact on relationships within the family
  • Describe how these changes impact on relationships within peers
  • Consider how long-term illness impacts on successful achievement of social and behavioural developmental tasks

Young people live in complex social networks. Their social development takes place in relation to their peers and families, as well as society and other communities. For young people with a long-term illness, medical teams are a significant part of their network. Understanding where young people are in relation to these changes has important implications on how to communicate with them and their ability to manage complex long-term illness regimens.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH session:

  • 02_001 Healthy Development in Adolescence (401-0004)
Instructors / Speakers
Deborah Christie,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Deborah Christie is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Honorary Reader and Clinical Lead for Paediatric and Adolescent Psychological Services at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She works with young people searching for ways to live with chronic illness including diabetes, obesity, arthritis, chronic fatigue and chronic pain syndromes. Current research interests include neuropsychological outcomes in children and adolescent survivors of meningitis, quality of life measures in chronic illness and the development of effective multidisciplinary interventions for diabetes and obesity in children and adolescents.

Social Development in Adolescence course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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