Title

Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind

First Presenter's Institution

Transformation Education Institute

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

Ever think the adolescent mind was impossible to understand? You will learn the “four secrets” of the adolescent brain and why these unique developmental features predict so much of the behavior exhibited during this period of life. This “inside knowledge” about the adolescent brain reveals why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences, and depression as well as the proactive measures adults can take to minimize a teen’s exposure to these dangers. We will also address the often mystifying role of hormones on adolescent development and focus on the importance that stress and sleep have on adolescent learning. This workshop offers strategies compatible with the concept of “adaptive adolescence” and the many strengths and opportunities available during this miraculous developmental period, including helping teens to develop positive character traits.

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

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Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 8:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 9:45 AM

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Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind

Ever think the adolescent mind was impossible to understand? You will learn the “four secrets” of the adolescent brain and why these unique developmental features predict so much of the behavior exhibited during this period of life. This “inside knowledge” about the adolescent brain reveals why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences, and depression as well as the proactive measures adults can take to minimize a teen’s exposure to these dangers. We will also address the often mystifying role of hormones on adolescent development and focus on the importance that stress and sleep have on adolescent learning. This workshop offers strategies compatible with the concept of “adaptive adolescence” and the many strengths and opportunities available during this miraculous developmental period, including helping teens to develop positive character traits.