- May 8, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how the brains of our teens really work and the special “brain-based” challenges facing adolescents as they mature.
This workshop discusses why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences and depression as well as the proactive measures adults can take to minimize a teen’s exposure to these dangers. This seminar also addresses the often mystifying role of hormones on adolescent development and focuses on the key roles that stress and sleep have on teen learning processes. In addition, the workshop offers strategies compatible with the many strengths and opportunities available during this miraculous developmental period. Learn the inside secrets of the teenage brain and boost your skills in teaching, guiding, mentoring and motivating the adolescent mind.
If you’ve ever thought that the adolescent mind could not be understood, this workshop will equip you with the latest insights and information through a fun and transformational experience.
Presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD
ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER:
Led by award-winning national speaker and parent of two young adults, Frank Kros, this workshop is a “must-have” for child-serving professionals and parents who want to learn more about the secrets of the teenage brain! Frank is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Frank currently serves as president of the Transformation Education Institute and COO and EVP of The Children’s Guild, one of the largest providers of special education, group living, treatment foster care and family mental health services in Maryland.
Frank is a worldwide speaker and presents seminars to parents, educators, child-serving professionals and their leaders on various topics including brain-based learning, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neuroscience of the teenage brain and brain-compatible organizational leadership. He also speaks on the effects of stress, child abuse and poverty in relation to brain function and development. He has presented his workshops at national education, social work and human services conferences, and Frank was awarded a Maryland Governor’s Citation for his speaking efforts. In addition to lecturing nationwide, he co-authored two books: Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children and The Upside Down Organization: Reinventing Group Care. Frank earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a law degree from Notre Dame Law School.
Sponsored by; TranZed Institute, Scott County Kids, St. Paul Lutheran Church
Venue: St. Paul Lutheran Church