For Professionals

Understanding adolescence is a key feature of any training for professionals, whether they be teachers, social workers, doctors and nurses, youth workers or others who work with young people.

A workshop for Parents

“The teen brain – a workshop for parents” A 40-slide powerpoint presentation: These slides are designed for a 2 hour session. The workshop is designed for parents or carers of teenagers.  It would be appropriate for parents or carers of any age teenager during the...

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Working with parents of teenagers

This article was written for the Parenting UK Newsletter in 2013.   Introduction Support for parents of teenagers can play a critical role in helping families cope with difficult situations, and ensuring that problems first identified in the adolescent years do not...

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Adolescents constructing their own adolescence

A 38-slide powerpoint presentation This presentation is based on the fourth edition of my book “The nature of adolescence” (2010), and on the ideas contained within it. The major objective of the book is to highlight key areas of research that help us to better...

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The impact of trauma on brain development

A 17-slide powerpoint presentation covering: Four aspects of trauma: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) The impact of trauma on brain development Developmental traumatic disorder (DTD).

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Teen Brain Matters

A 24-slide powerpoint presentation covering: The brain is immensely complex Three key areas of the brain The hormone balance Melatonin and sleep How does the brain work?

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