Teens Think Differently From Adults: Implications for Risky Behaviors

Event Date

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Event Location
Minnie Howard Auditorium 3801 W. Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA 22302

Calling all Parents!  Do you ever ask yourself, "What is my child thinking?"  If the answer is yes, then this workshop is for you! Important new research related to the teen brain appears to support what adults have been saying all along:  teens think differently from adults.  These differences have behavioral, health, and legal implications.  Teen skills and traits in problem solving, impulsivity, sensation seeking, empathy, high risk behaviors, and the role of peer influences have great impact on the decisions teens make every day.  Parents and caregivers will elave with key information to improve relationships, promote responsible behavior in teens, and enhance personal skills when working with teens in a variety of capacities.