PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT ON VIDEO GAMES
Support children and young people when their wellbeing and academic performance is affected by gaming.
Training for professionals who work with children and young people
96% of young people play video games. Yet we don’t fully understand how games are impacting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. If you don’t know about games you’re potentially missing out on a connection with a young person.
Our PD Workshop is essential in gaining a better understanding about the impacts of gaming and how you can use gaming in your work with children and young people.
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What you will learn
Our professional development workshops explain why we play games and how this gameplay can become disordered.
We explore the links between gaming and mental health and generate an understanding on how professionals can approach a child who is negatively impacted by video games.
We delve into the deeper psychology of gamers and explain concepts like avatar attachment, game transfer and compulsive gaming.
At the end of our workshop you will be able to identify if a student is at risk of a gaming disorder and will have the confidence and language to speak to the student and refer to appropriate support service
The practical details
- Our workshops are usually approximately 3 hours long.
- Ideal size is between 10 and 20 participants.
- The content is always tailored to the workplace. For example, we focus on a whole of school approach with teachers. With youth workers/ social workers we focus more on disordered gaming.
- All PD workshops include a copy of our parent’s workbook and factsheets. And a licence to use these resources with your clients/families/students.