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Understanding the Teenage Brain: Make the Connection

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:58 PM

Sarnia, ON - Parents are the #1 influence in their teen's life; however, many parents and youth find it challenging to connect with each other through the teen years.

'Make the Connection' is a new health promotion strategy created by Lambton Public Health to strengthen a family's abilities to make healthy connections with their teen child. Understanding the Teenage Brain, the first of three-phase campaign, will run until the end of November.

Lisa Clark, Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health, says "Through social media and community events we encourage families to seek knowledge and skills to promote greater resiliency within their family. First we need to understand how the teen brain develops so we have a greater understanding of risky behaviours, like drug use and dangerous driving."

By making this connection, parents and youth can begin to communicate about how to keep their brains healthy through the teenage and young adult years.

Join Lambton Public Health November 28 at the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre for Understanding the Teenage Brain. This is a FREE event featuring guest speaker Garfield Gini-Newman, a social studies lecturer at the University of Toronto and consultant with The Critical Thinking Consortium.

There will be two sessions beginning at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. Pre-event registration is required; seating is limited. Register online at www.lambtonhealth.on.ca or http://bit.do/TeenageBrain.

For more information about substance use, building resiliency, and understanding the teenage brain, visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca or call 519-344-2062 ext. 2129.

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Please contact:

Lisa Clark
Health Promoter
County of Lambton
519-344-2062 ext. 2129
lisa.clark@county-lambton.on.ca