Community Education Series 2016-2017

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William R. Stixrud, Ph.D. Presents

The Emotional Lives of Teens:  Perspectives from Brain, Mind, and Body
Jenny Whichard, Assistant Head of Middle School (discussant)

Wednesday, March 8
 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The physical and hormonal changes that begin at puberty are accompanied by rapid developments in the brain, which continue throughout adolescence.  These physiological developments dramatically change the emotional landscape for teens, as they increase young people’s capacity for pleasure, especially in the presence of peers, but also make them more easily stressed, thereby increasing their vulnerability to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.  In this talk, Dr. Stixrud will summarize research on the emotional lives of adolescents.  He will discuss how factors such as gender, social media, academic competition, and insufficient sleep are affecting their inner life, and he will present suggestions to parents and educators for promoting healthy emotional development in teenagers. 


More workshops and speakers around the Washington metro area:

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  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

    CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. At that time, one could turn very few places for support or information. Many people seriously misunderstood ADHD. Many clinicians and educators knew little about the disability, and individuals with ADHD were often mistakenly mislabeled.

    Individuals and families dealing with ADHD turn to CHADD, the national organization representing individuals with ADHD, for education, advocacy and support. CHADD provides a treasure trove of information and guidance for parents and students to help meet many potential challenges and pave the way for success.

    The CHADD website has extensive information on ADHD. In addition, CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD has information specialists, definitive fact sheets and archival materials to assist parents and educators. The NRC website allows people affected by ADHD to submit questions and the toll-free phone number to speak with a live information specialist is 1.800.233.4050.

    Enroll today in Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD to learn more about what YOU can do to help your child.This multi-session, interactive and educational program is designed for parents of children and adolescents with ADHD and related disorders.
    In the Community Classes
    OnLine Classes
    OnDemand Class
    Scholarships are now available for In the Community and Online Classes.

    Still have more questions? Still need more information? Read more about Executive Function here.
  • PEP classes & workshops

    PEP teaches practical parenting skills geared to each stage of your child’s development, whether you’re looking for new parenting techniques or faced with serious parenting concerns. To view classes and workshops click on PEP.
  • Gifted Talented/Learning Disabled Network

    GT/LD is based in Montgomery County, Maryland, as a non-profit organization run by volunteers to support gifted students who learn differently. The Network has been a local and national resource for more than two decades. Active members include parents, students, educators, school administrators and clinicians. The Network offers several lectures and workshops throughout the year. To find out more, click on GT/LD.
  • The Parents Council of Washington

    The Parents Council of Washington (PCW) is a non-profit organization established in 1964 to foster communication within the greater Washington, D.C. independent school community. Our goal is to promote excellence in education by building a network among independent schools and their parent communities through cutting-edge programs that provide opportunities to share ideas, practices and information. Our unique relationship with our member schools and our outstanding programs place us at the forefront of issues facing the local independent school community.

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277