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POSTPONED: What’s Up with Teens? Understanding Typical Adolescent Development

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training has been postponed as a part of COVID-19 response.

What’s Up with Teens?

Understanding Typical Adolescent Development

Originally set for: April 21st, 2020, 10am – 1pm



Target Audience: BBC Members & All public community members



Interacting with teens and young adults can be fun… and challenging! Have you ever been frustrated with a teen’s strong need to challenge authority and question rules? Does it feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster with some of your youth? Do you want more strategies for addressing challenging behaviors when they arise? Join us to learn more about this adolescence, the incredible period of growth from childhood to adulthood.

Adolescence is a time of immense change in the life cycle. Hormones are shifting, bodies are growing, and moods are swinging! Sometimes understanding the layers of change happening in the adolescent mind and body can be hard for the adults in their lives to understand or relate to. This session will serve as an introduction to the dynamic shifts that define adolescence and provide you with skills for effectively responding to challenging behaviors.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define typical adolescence
  • Identify developmental tasks of adolescence and make connections to youth behavior
  • Recognize signs that youth may be experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Learn strategies to respond to challenging behaviors in developmentally-appropriate ways


Facilitated By: Rebecca Anuru, MSW, MPH, Project Manager for CCSI, Center for Policy, Advocacy, & Education at Vibrant Emotional Health


Note: Please be sure to arrive on time for the workshop. Anyone arriving 30 minutes after the start time of the workshop will not be allowed to attend the session, so please plan accordingly.

Thank you for your interest and registration!


April 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative


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