Daily Update June 27, 2014 -
The Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain
Development, Thursday, July 17
Better Brains for Babies invites you to participate in our upcoming
The Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development
Thursday, July 17 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Why do teenagers act the way they do? Some of the reasons for common
adolescent behaviors, such as risk-taking and making less-than-wise
decisions sometimes, relate back to their brain development. The
prefrontal cortex, which controls higher-order thinking abilities,
is not fully developed until very late in adolescence. Understanding
adolescent brain development and finding ways to help teens develop
good decision-making skills are important ways that adults support
healthy adolescent brain development. In this introduction to
adolescent brain development, we will focus on the development (and
under-development) of various parts of the brain, the ways this
brain development affects behavior, and ways to support adolescents
as they finish the crucial period of brain development.
In this session, you will learn about:
• The prefrontal cortex and its role in decision-making
• The timeline of typical adolescent brain development
• Behaviors that indicate immature brain development in adolescents
• Strategies adults can use to help adolescents make better
Our presenter is Dr. Diane Bales, Associate Professor and Extension
Human Development Specialist in the Department of Human Development
and Family Science at the University of Georgia, and co-leader and
content expert for Better Brains for Babies.
This 60-minute webinar is intended for parents, grandparents, foster
parents, professionals, and paraprofessionals who work with or care
for adolescents, as well as professionals who support families with
How to Attend the Web Conference:
• The webinar will take place on the Blackboard Collaborate system.
To join the session, go tohttps://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2013048&miuid=C38EB61AC1DDA72EC03BA5BC836AD210
• Please note that Java is required for Collaborate to run, so make
sure you have the latest version installed by running the
• Before the session begins, please run
the system check on the computer you will be using to join the
• If you have not participated in a Collaborate session before, and
would like to know more about the system, you can view a
participant orientation presentation.
• A certificate of attendance will be emailed to interested
participants who attend the entire webinar live and complete a
request for a certificate within 24 hours of completing the webinar.
Instructions for requesting certificates will be provided at the end
of the webinar for those who have attended the entire session..
• A recording of the web conference and additional resources will be
available a few days after the session.
• If you have questions about the webinar, please send them to
firstname.lastname@example.org . To
learn more about Better Brains for Babies (BBB), please visit the
Please pass this announcement along to others who may be interested
in attending. We look forward to seeing you online!
This project was supported in part by the Governor's Office for
Children and Families through the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community
93.590). Points of view or opinions stated in this document are
those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official
position or policies of the Governor's Office for Children and
Families or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child
Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590).
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