Adolescence - What is going on? (Webinar)

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 17 December 2019
Notice reference #: 1HA40s

Adolescence can be such a difficult time for both the individual going through it and those supporting them.

Understanding the neuroscience of what is going on in the brain and body during this transition won’t necessarily stop the behaviours that occur, but it will help us understand them. Through understanding, we can lessen the pressure that is put on these youth. This not only helps us maximise the development during the period, but it can improve relationships and reduce the emotional stress youth may be feeling.

This session will cover aspects such as facial recognition, perspective taking, the alteration in dopamine activity and the all-important issue of parental separation. These issues and more will be unpacked and explained.

What you'll learn:

  • Why is the adolescent transition necessary?
  • What are some of the neurological changes that occur?
  • How can we support this transition?

Target audience:

Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).

When: Tuesday 3 March 2020 @ 3:30pm (1 hour)

Cost: $195 +GST per school (Up to 50% OFF for small schools - see full details)

Register now, even if you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway to receive a recording after the event.

About the presenter:

Kathryn Berkett has dedicated 22 years of her education and career to helping children and youth who are the victims of extreme trauma. Holding a Masters in Educational Psychology and certification as a Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Practitioner, Kathryn now uses her experience to train others.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

03 March 2020 – 03 March 2020

Further information

Contact: Richard Dams

 (0800) 737 855