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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just A Reminder ~ "Adolescent Brain Development: Why Do They Do That?"

Do you ever wonder ... "Why in the world must they act that way? What has happened to my child? Will I ever get them back again?"

I know I have. Fortunately for us then, the next IWK Psychology for You Session will be held on Monday, May 11th.
“Adolescent Brain Development:
Why Do They Do That?”
But what I really wanted to remind you of, and what I often forget that, is that this session, like the others [see the sidebar under the heading "Places To Be -Upcoming Events"] is also available through the Nova Scotia Telehealth Network, a video conferencing communications network that connects health care focused facilities across Nova Scotia.

And can be viewed at the following NSTHN locations:

· South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater
· Yarmouth Regional Hospital
· Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville
· Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro
· Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst
· Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow
· St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish
· Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney

Which means you don't have to travel to Halifax to attend. Just in case you would like to stay closer to home. Which is a good thing.

Instead, all you need to do is contact the Telehealth Coordinator via the main switchboard at the location nearest you for more information.

The speaker, by the way, will be Jason Chatman, Ph.D. a IWK Psychologist who has recently taken a position at the Adolescent Centre for Treatment and works with teenagers with behavioural and/or mental health issues who require 24/7 care and their families.

The session will includes a discussion on what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood and is to help parents understand why moodiness, quickness to anger, risk-taking, miscommunication, fatigue, and other familiar teenage behaviour problems are so common and how to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their teens.

And previous Psychology for You sessions are now available online and can be viewed by visiting the “Healthy Families” section or the Psychology page within “Care Services” on the IWK website.

So now you know.

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