Thursday, July 17 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
Why do teenagers act the way they do? Some of the reasons for common adolescent behaviors, such as risk-taking and making less-than-wise decisions sometimes, relate back to their brain development. The prefrontal cortex, which controls higher-order thinking abilities, is not fully developed until very late in adolescence. Understanding adolescent brain development and finding ways to help teens develop good decision-making skills are important ways that adults support healthy adolescent brain development. In this introduction to adolescent brain development, we will focus on the development (and under-development) of various parts of the brain, the ways this brain development affects behavior, and ways to support adolescents as they finish the crucial period of brain development.
In this session you will learn about:
- The prefrontal cortex and its role in decision-making
- The timeline of typical adolescent brain development
- Behaviors that indicate immature brain development in adolescents
- Strategies adults can use to help adolescents make better decisions
How to Attend the Web Conference:
- The webinar will take place on the Blackboard Collaborate system. To join the session, click here.
- A certificate of attendance will be emailed to interested participants who attend the entire webinar live and complete a request for a certificate within 24 hours of completing the webinar. Instructions for requesting certificates will be provided at the end of the webinar for those who have attended the entire session.
If you have questions about the webinar, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.