What’s Up With Teens? Understanding Typical Adolescent Development



Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health

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What’s Up With Teens? Understanding Typical Adolescent Development

April 9th, 2020 1pm – 3pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

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Based on guidance from government officials and health experts regarding COVID-19, and in order to ensure the health and safety of all training attendees, Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom through the end of April.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us.  If you are interested in attending this session online, please register through EventBrite, and the updated Zoom links will be sent out via reminder emails.  Thank you!

Audience: DYCD Funded program staff working with adolescents and young adults.


Training Description:

Working with teens and young adults can be fun… and challenging! Have you ever been frustrated with a teen’s strong need to challenge authority and question rules? Does it feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster with some of your youth? Do you want more strategies for addressing challenging behaviors when they arise? Join us to learn more about this adolescence, the incredible period of growth from childhood to adulthood.

Adolescence is a time of immense change in the life cycle. Hormones are shifting, bodies are growing, and moods are swinging! Sometimes understanding the layers of change happening in the adolescent mind and body can be hard for the adults in their lives to understand or relate to. This session will serve as an introduction to the dynamic shifts that define adolescence and provide you with skills for effectively responding to challenging behaviors. 

Learning Objectives


Participants will be able to:


  • Define typical adolescence

  • Identify developmental tasks of adolescence and make connections to youth behavior

  • Learn strategies to respond to challenging behaviors in developmentally-appropriate ways


Facilitated by: Rebecca Anuru, MSW, MPH & Cristina Harris, MSW, Center for Policy, Advocacy, & Education at Vibrant Emotional Health


Please contact Cristina Harris (charris@vibrant.org) with any questions.

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