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De-stressing the Teenage Brain: A Guide for Parents and Professionals with Mike Nerney

Location: Community Hall
Recent brain research on stress and teens demonstrates that stress impacts physical health, emotional responsiveness, cognitive functioning and risk-taking behaviors. In this presentation, participants will explore:
  • why teens are particularly vulnerable to stress;
  • the impact of stress-related chemistry on cognition
  • negative responses to stress, including the abuse of drugs and alcohol
  • major domains of stress for teens
  • how to help teens acquire and utilize stress reduction strategies that are proven effective by current neuroscience research
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