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Tuesday, April 10 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Why Adolescent Parents Struggle: The Science LIMITED

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The teen brain is about halfway developed when massive neural "pruning" robs its basic thinking abilities, and new neural territory is opened for new development. Add the body-morphing and hormonal changes of puberty, the increased dose and duration of cortisol, the boredom that results from a brain that races 50-80 times faster than the adult brain, and the new drives of adolescence, and it is easy to understand the stress of being “just a teen”


Karen Williams

Youth Development Consultant and Trainer, Private Practice
Karen Williams, MSSW, is an independent youth development consultant and trainer, specializing in explaining the latest neuroscience in the areas of child and adolescent development, trauma, and behavior.  Ms. Williams is not a researcher or scientist, but she is known for her ability... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT