Workshop to help parents understand how physiological changes affect adolescents

The workshop helps parents and caregivers understand how physiological changes affect adolescent behaviors and their relationships with family and friends

FERGUS – The Grove Hubs, safe spaces for local youth, is hosting a workshop titled The adolescent brain.

On February 15, The Grove – Fergus invites parents, guardians and caregivers from Wellington County and Guelph to a free workshop on understanding the teen brain.

Available virtually and in person, the workshop helps parents and caregivers understand how the teen brain works and how physiological changes affect teen behaviors and their relationships with family and friends.

The workshop will also discuss the critical role parents play in supporting their teens’ brain growth and development through their incredibly challenging and formative years.

Experts Terra Venator, Registered Social Worker and Mental Health Clinician at The Grove, and Monica Hinrichs, Registered Social Worker and Clinical Practice Leader of Children’s Services and Mental Health Clinician at the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) will lead the discussion and workshop.

Parents and caregivers can expect:

  • An introduction to understanding the adolescent brain
  • The Context: Developmental Tasks of Adolescence
  • Role of caregivers in supporting adolescent brain development
  • Q&A with parents

Parents and guardians are encouraged to reserve their spot by emailing [email protected] with their name and phone number, as well as the names and emails of those who will be attending with them.

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