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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:30

The Teen Brain: Why They Do What They Do! 



Erin Walsh, from Mind Positive Parenting, provided workshops at Market Hall in Peterborough on November 21st, 2012. The above presentation was the basis of her talk. Click the above link to download her powerpoint slides.



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Lions Quest Canada - The Centre for Positive Youth Development was established in 1988 and is based in Cambridge, Ontario. Lions Quest Canada is a registered charitable organization dedicated to fostering positive youth development by producing and disseminating effective tools to empower and unite caring adults in all aspects of young people's lives. These tools include innovative and well-researched programs, products, training and services for youth, parents, educators, and community leaders.
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International experts in human development present surprising new research that explains the peculiarities and immense power and potential of the teen brain. This new perspective could change the way we school, parent and motivate these transitional homo sapiens. It might even make them easier to live with!  
What's going on in there? How science may explain the mysteries of the teen years.
"Come on a journey that could well change your life! Despite extensive neuroscientific evidence, patients, their families, employers, and policy makers still have a hard time accepting that addiction is a disorder of the brain and not just the result of bad choices."  
The science of early brain development,  overlaid with the importance of good social policy and healthy communities - everything you wanted to know in three minutes and what you can do about it! 

This video highlights that HEALTH is about much more than access to medical care. It highlights that everyone has different opportunities for health, largely influenced by their social and economic conditions. Using this broad view of health, the video describes actions that different non-health sectors can take. It encourages everyone -- teachers, builders, dads, nurses, business women, students, politicians . . . to start a conversation about health . . . and not talk about health care at all.

Making The Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health
Health is about more than having access to doctors, drugs and hospitals.
Our health is shaped by a complex set of interconnected and dynamic social factors: the circumstances in which people live, grow, work, and age.
Research tells us that by addressing these social conditions, we can improve people's health and well-being and reduce health inequities.

A variety of local research, reports, and plans:


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