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Brain-Based Youth Programming, November 17, 10:30am-12:00pm

This workshop will provide practical considerations for incorporating adolescent brain development research into youth programming. The workshop will provide research-directed strategies that adults can use to maximize cognitive and life skills development in stress and emotional management, decision-making and problem-solving, planning and prioritizing, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of trauma and its symptoms
  • Participants will learn the biological impact of trauma
  • Participants will learn what characteristics are important to building resilience

Approved by DCS for Foster Parent hours.

Presenter Bio:

Robin Donaldson has been in the youth work field for over 27 years and has been teaching since 2001. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Ph.D. candidate. She has been a licensed Mental Health Counselor.



Robin Donaldson M.A., CYC-P, Ph.D. Candidate