Monday, October 20, 2014

Newly added GPS Special Event:
 "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence" with Laurence Steinberg Ph.D. 

The Glenbard Parent Series:  Navigating Healthy Families is excited to present "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence" with Laurence Steinberg Ph.D. 12:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Rd. in Glen Ellyn.

Adolescence now start early, lasts longer and new discoveries about brain development make this time of life crucial in determining a person's ultimate success.  Dr Laurence Steinberg draws on a trove of fresh evidence-including his own groundbreaking research-and offers new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control and motivation.  Offering clear, specific insights this talk is essential for all those that work with and care for teens.  Learn about their need for risk taking, their decision making and how to reverse the troubling trends that befall this age group.  Discover the concrete steps we must adapt to and embrace as we nourish their tremendous possibilities and support them on their way.

Laurence Steinberg Ph.D. is one of the world's leading experts on adolescence and is a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is credited with hundreds of articles on development during the teenage years and is the author or editor of 17 books. He has been featured on CBS, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, PBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show, and is a frequent contributor to the NY Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal and Psychology Today. Dr Steinberg has been cited by the Supreme Court in several cases, including the one that abolished the juvenile death penalty and was named by Reuters as "one of the most influential scientific minds" in April 2014. His latest book "Age of Opportunity", has been universally endorsed by respected leaders in the field as a must read! Don't miss this just added important GPS presentation which is free and open to the public.

Linden Oaks at Edward Psychiatrists
Steven Prinz, MD and Fatima Ali, MD: “Really Understanding Eating Disorders”
Wed, Nov. 12 from 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. at CCSD District #93 Admin. Center

Katie Davis Ph.D : : "The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Imagination, and Intimacy in a Digital World"
Wed. Nov. 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at District #15 Marquardt Administration Center
and also at 7:00 p.m. at Glenbard West