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Adolescence: Understanding the Changes in the Brain and How They Impact Behaviors

Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Training Facilitated by Jennifer Johnson, LCSW

This workshop will look at the various changes that take place in the adolescent brain and specifically how they relate to risky behaviors. Many times, school personnel are witness to the risky behaviors, often leaving them with feelings of confusion and worry. Research shares that simply understanding some general neuroscience regarding the changes in the brain during adolescence can help soothe school staff as well as assist them in effectively responding.

Jennifer Johnson, LCSW is a mental health therapist. She currently provides clinical trainings and consultation at Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Recovery Services and Stanislaus County Office of Education as well as at a number of school districts and various mental health agencies in California. Jen has taught in the Master of Social Work program at California State University Stanislaus for the last 16 years and for the last 9 years served as the coordinator of PEER Project CSU Stanislaus which creates prevention and education related activities to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health issues and reduce risk of student suicide. She currently hosts a podcast, “Advancing Resiliency in Education” dedicated to answering questions related to mental health and wellness as it pertains to school settings and the general community.


December 8, 2021


Kym Barber
(209) 238-1510


$75 per person (includes lunch)