The Perils of Adolescence: Understanding Complex Teenage Behavior

Monday, October 26, 2015
8:00 am - 10:30 am, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr. - Tamkin Auditorium - Room B130

Community Conversations Lecture Series

See below for additional information.

Admission

Tickets: $150

Contact

UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
(310) 267-1838
desfahani@support.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.giving.ucla.edu/adolescence

Additional Information

UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors are hosting the inaugural event for their new community-outreach lecture series, “Community Conversations”.

"The Perils of Adolescence: Understanding Complex Teenage Behavior", taking place on October 26, will focus on the emergence of mental illness during the late-teen years. This symposium will build awareness among parents, teachers and other educators about mood changes in teens and the early warning signs of mental illness and help them take appropriate action.

8:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m. Program Short-Format Presentations by the Faculty of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

  • Risk Taking in Adolescents: ADHD, Impulsivity, and Experimentation—James McCracken, M.D., Joseph Campbell Professor of Child Psychiatry; Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Marijuana and the Teenage Brain—Carrie E. Bearden, Ph.D., Joanne and George Miller Family Chair; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Brain Research Institute
  • Family Communication and Mood or Anxiety Disturbances in Children and Adolescents: Principles for Creating Protective Environments—David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders
  • Suicidality and Self-Harm: Building Coping Skills for a Life Worth Living—Joan Asarnow, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Director, UCLA Youth Stress and Mood Program

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