May 11 Network Event: The Science of Adolescence with Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

07 April 2016 Published in Events

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May 11, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cottonwood Marketstreet Grill 
2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway

as we welcome

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

laurence steinbergSteinberg is the author of approximately 400 articles and essays on development during the teenage years and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Slate, and Psychology Today.

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness. They also require us to change how we parent, educate, and understand young people. Laurence Steinberg draws on a trove of fresh evidence — including his own groundbreaking research — that explains the teenage brain’s potential for change, rivaling that of the infant and toddler years, and offers new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control, and other beneficial traits among young people. He also shows what the new timetable of adolescence means for dealing with thirteen-year-olds (who may be less mature than they look) versus twenty-somethings (who may not be floundering even when they seem to be). Age of Opportunity is a myth-shattering book in the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, and an essential guide for parents, educators, and anyone else who cares about young people.

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Tom Guinney, former board member and owner of Gastronomy Restaurants, graciously provides wonderful appetizers and desserts and donates the space. Thanks to Tom for his continued support!

For 30 years now, Voices for Utah Children has called on our state, federal and local leaders to put children’s needs first. But the work is not done. The children of 30 years ago now have children of their own. Too many of these children are growing up in poverty, without access to healthcare or quality educational opportunities.

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