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Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Declining in cognitive functioning- October 20, 2016

Important information for Case Managers, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors and other Healthcare Professionals

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 10:00 am-3:15 pm

Fee: $59.00

Location: 

Georgia State University, Student Center East, Suite 201, 55 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Corner of Gilmer and Piedmont)

CEs: 4 Credits approved for Social Workers (ASWB – 4 Clinical/ Core Hours) and Counselors (4 NBCC CE Clock Hours).  Attendance or applied credit certificate available for other credentials.

Presenters:

Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala,  LCSW

Summary:

This training will explore the cognitive development of adolescents and how brain structure and functions impact decision-making. Adolescents often make it difficult to provide direction and guidance due to difficulty comprehending directives. The parents and people that interact with the population daily need to understand why the age of the population, maturity expectations and processing do not align. At the end of this training, participants will have a increased understanding of adolescent development and ability to relate.  The objectives of this presentation are:

  • a. To increase understanding of adolescent cognitive, development.
  • b. To introduce brain structures, circuitry, and functions.
  • c. To increase understanding of impact of child abuse on brain development.
  • d. To increase understanding of the critical differences between adult and adolescent thinking.
  • e. To increase understanding of adolescent high risk behaviors.
  • f.  To discuss ways that prevention workers and communities can support healthy adolescent development.

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